Updated July 30, 2020
Pesky mosquitoes that can ruin your backyard cookouts and keep you inside during the warm weather months. Mosquitoes are common warm-weather outdoor pests in Northern NJ, especially around homes near water or wooded areas. Proper mosquito prevention and control provides an environmentally sound environment, allowing you to enjoy outdoor activities in your backyard year-round. Before you can properly enjoy your time outdoors, you should make sure that you eliminate any potential pests like fleas, ticks, and mosquitos that can ruin your outdoor experience and spread diseases to your family and pets.
Tips for Prevention and Control of Mosquitoes:
In 2012, the World Health Organization and Environmental Protection Agency estimated that every year 300 million people worldwide are infected with mosquito-borne illnesses. In addition to disrupting outdoor activities, mosquitoes also cause serious health problems for your family and pets. Borst Landscape and Design’s Organic Mosquito, Flea & Tick Spray program helps to protect your family and pets from mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus, Dengue virus, Malaria, and the Zika virus. Mosquito bites can cause intense itching, swelling, hives, skin irritation, and allergic reactions in some people. They may also cause heartworms in dogs and cats which can result in serious illness and death. The Asian tiger mosquito can transmit the Zika Virus and is common in Bergen County.
How often should I Treat for Mosquitoes and Fleas, Ticks?
Ideally, you should be treating your yard at least once a month to avoid a recurring flea, tick, or mosquito infestation. Treating your yard regularly will ensure that your outdoor areas are protected from undesirable pests. Beginning in the spring, in the month of May, you should plan to treat your yard every month until the fall.
Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance for Mosquito Prevention and Control
Mosquitoes feast on plant nectar, spending a lot of time in tall grasses and around overgrown leafy plants and shrubs. Yard debris, such as dead leaves, grass clippings, twigs, and branches, create a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Borst Landscape and Design offer scheduled lawn care and maintenance in Bergen County, NJ including weekly lawn mowing, routine weeding, border edging, hardscape cleaning, and spring and fall yard cleanup. Throughout the year, skilled landscape professionals perform site inspections looking for insects and small outdoor pests that can cause significant damages to your lawn, plants, and landscape. A maintenance program ensures a healthy landscape year-round.
How to Naturally Eliminate Mosquitoes, Fleas, and Ticks in your Yard
Getting rid of pests is an important step to enjoying your outdoor space, but concern for the environment and the safety of your family members may give you pause. Using an organic mosquito, flea, and tick spray is a natural way to eliminate pests like fleas, ticks, and mosquitos. Borst’s organic insect control can help keep your family members and pets safe while also protecting the environment from harmful chemicals. By spraying your yard monthly with an organic mosquito, flea, and tick treatment that is also environmentally safe, you don’t have to choose between protecting the environment and ridding your yard of unwanted pests.
Organic Lawn Care and Organic Mosquito Prevention and Control
Many over-the-counter lawn care products contain harsh chemicals, posing dangers to humans and animals. Professional organic mosquito prevention and control applications cover a larger area than over-the-counter repellents while providing a safe outdoor environment for your family and pets. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it takes about two weeks for an adult mosquito to emerge. By using organic lawn care and natural mosquito prevention and control, you can build an outdoor environment that kills mosquitoes before they hatch.
How do I get rid of Mosquitoes, Fleas, and Ticks in my Yard without Harming Pets?
Trying to balance the desire for an insect-free yard with concern about the safety of your family and pets can prove to be difficult. One way to ensure that they are safe from harm is to use an organic mosquito, flea, and tick spray on your yard and around your outdoor areas. Not only is this treatment 100% safe for pets, but it’s also safe for children as well. You can use organic insect treatment throughout your landscape without worrying about harming pets or wildlife.
DIY Mosquito Prevention and Control Tips
In addition to regular lawn care and maintenance and natural mosquito prevention and control, you can deter mosquitoes in your landscape with these DIY tips:
- Eliminate all standing water in your lawn, landscape, and areas around your home. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mosquitoes can breed in small amounts of water. As little as one bottle cap of water can produce over 100 mosquitos
- Regularly change the water in wading pools, planters, birdbaths, and outdoor pet bowls.
- Use a natural bacterium in outdoor ponds, fountains, and streams. It kills mosquito larvae but is non-toxic to people and fish.
- Keep your gutters clean. Clogged gutters or gutters that don’t drain properly are common breeding sites for mosquitoes.
Mosquito Prevention and Control with Borst Landscape and Design
By hiring a landscape professional for regular lawn care and maintenance, you can reduce the mosquito population in your Northern NJ yard. Talk to the landscape professionals at Borst Landscape & Design about natural mosquito prevention and control for your Bergen County, NJ home. DIY sprays and insecticide treatments may provide temporary relief from mosquitoes, but year-round, long-term solutions require professional help. Call Borst Landscape & Design at (201) 785-9400 or contact us today.