Summer is the ideal time of year to enjoy outdoor activities with your family, but it’s the worst time of year for mosquitoes.
The minute you step outside, you’re bothered by those pesky insects that bite at every opportunity. Without some type of mosquito control for your Northern NJ home, you, your family and your pets are at risk. Over-the-counter mosquito repellents may provide temporary protection for a few hours, but they won’t keep mosquitoes away from your home for prolonged periods of time.
For best protection during mosquito season, forget those mosquito sprays, rub-on creams, outdoor insect strips and bug zappers. You need a safe, natural mosquito control that will protect your home and family year-round.
Guardian Integrated Pest Management Program
Natural mosquito control should be part of your regular lawn care and maintenance provided by your landscape professional.
DIY sprays and insecticide treatments may provide temporary prevention, but they don’t provide enough protection in dense or large landscapes, especially if you live near the water, or have a swimming pool, spa or hot tub in your back yard.
Mosquito control applications done by a landscape professional will cover a much larger area and provide greater long-term protection for your home, family and pets.
A Guardian Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) is a pest control approach that uses natural, organic pest control solutions for your landscape. It prevents many outdoor pests, including mosquitoes, and promotes a safe, chemical-free outdoor environment for your home. If you have existing pest problems around your home, an IPM specialist will identify the pests and provide proper pest control solutions to eliminate them and prevent their return.
When you use a Guardian Integrated Pest Management Program, you will receive:
- A property visit from an IPM specialist during the season to evaluate your lawn and landscape health and look for potential pest problems.
- An inspection by an IPM specialist of your lawn, shrubs and trees at each visit, followed up by recommended treatments for all insect and pest problems found.
- A detailed report after each property inspection that outlines any pest problems found and treatments that were applied.
A Guardian Integrated Pest Management Program will provide natural mosquito control, as well as specialty treatments that will prevent outdoor pests year-round.
Specialty treatments include:
- Winter protection treatments
- Organic root feedings
- Organic mosquito, flea and tick control
- Organic deer repellent
- Other special treatments as needed
Tree Trunk Injections
Your entire landscape, including your trees, is susceptible to a variety of different outdoor pests.
Small, hard-to-see insects like parasitic wasps, spider mites and caterpillars and parasitic wasps can invade your trees and feed on the leaves.
Certain types of borer insects like Japanese beetles can invade your tree trunks and feed on the bark. Fruit trees are vulnerable to peach tree borers, as well as rodents, squirrels, small birds and raccoons who will feast on the fruit.
A Guardian Integrated Pest Management Program will provide protection for your trees and keep them healthy and pest-free.
Talk to an experienced Bergen County landscape professional at Borst Landscape & Design about a Guardian Integrated Pest Management Program for your home to provide natural mosquito control and outdoor pest control.
Organic Lawn Care
Organic lawn care is another way to promote natural mosquito control and outdoor pest control for your home.
By using natural, organic lawn care products, you can promote green living principles and provide a safe, chemical-free outdoor environment for your family and pets.
Many over-the-counter lawn care products contain harsh chemicals and some of them can pose dangers to humans and animals.
A landscape professional who’s familiar with lawn care products can choose the best type of products for your existing landscape conditions, including organic products that are chemical-free.
Organic lawn care will create strong, healthy grass, plants, shrubs and trees and soil with great nutrients to feed them.
It will create a natural aeration and drainage system in your soil that promotes strong turf roots, healthy green grass growth, weed control and prevention of lawn diseases and outdoor pests.
Using organic lawn care solutions for your Bergen County home will establish a natural eco-system in your landscape that promotes beneficial insects and other healthy organisms in your soil.
At Borst, we specialize in organic lawn care for Bergen County homeowners. Talk to us about our organic applications for your lawn, shrubs and trees done in the spring, summer and fall.
Lawn Care and Maintenance
Regular lawn care and maintenance is essential to a healthy, well-maintained landscape.
Without it, your landscape is susceptible to overgrown grass, shrubs and trees, unsightly weeds, lawn diseases and outdoor pests, including mosquitoes, that are drawn to overgrowth.
Insects and outdoor pests will invade an ill-maintained landscape much faster than one that’s well-maintained.
An ill-maintained landscape provides lots of hiding places and warm, cozy habitats for building a home.
Regular lawn care and maintenance on a weekly basis will help with natural mosquito control and other outdoor pests.
When you hire a landscape professional for scheduled lawn care and maintenance, experienced, trained crews will provide regular services that include:
- Weekly lawn mowing
- Regular weeding
- Border edging for sidewalks, walkways and driveways
- Hardscape cleaning of pathways, walkways and driveways
- Spring yard cleanup of dead winter growth and debris
- Fall yard cleanup of dead summer growth and preparation for winter
In addition to weekly lawn care and maintenance services, a professional landscape company can provide many other valuable landscape services that will enhance the appearance and value of your home.
Trained, enhancement crews can provide additional services outside the scope of regular lawn care and maintenance.
These services include:
- Lawn renovations
- Garden design
- Planting of flowers and small plants
- Shrub and tree pruning
- Organic lawn care
- Outdoor pest control
- Irrigation and drainage control
Landscape Maintenance Program
In addition to a variety of lawn care and maintenance services, a landscape maintenance program will ensure a lush, healthy landscape for your home year-round.
Throughout the year, skilled, experienced landscape crews will do site inspections to look for problems like grub worms, caterpillars, Japanese beetles, rodents and small outdoor pests that can cause significant damages to your lawn, plants, shrubs and trees.
If any problems are found, crews will discuss concerns with you and provide solutions that will correct or eliminate the problems.
A landscape maintenance program uses natural, organic solutions to keep your landscape green and healthy. It promotes safe, chemical-free landscape services that will maintain a beautiful landscape and keep your family and pets safe year-round. Although mosquitoes can certainly disrupt your outdoor activities during the Spring and Summer, they can also create serious health problems for your family and pets.
Mosquito bites can cause intense itching, swelling, hives, skin irritation and allergic reactions in some people. They can also cause heart worms in dogs and cats which can result in serious illness and death. However, bigger concerns with mosquitoes are related to mosquito-borne illnesses in humans like Dengue Virus, West Nile Virus and now Zika Virus which is increasing in the U.S.
These mosquito-borne illnesses can cause a variety of health problems, some that are fatal. It’s essential to protect the health and safety of your family and pets with natural mosquito control and year-round pest control.