Alternative EarthCare Discusses Why Rainstorms Seem to Make Mosquito Populations Multiply in the Summer
LONG ISLAND, N.Y.
August 26, 2020
Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and Hampton’s tick control service, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.
Everyone has heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” but guess what else it can bring? Spring showers also breed hordes of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are annoying at best, disease spreaders at worst. Springtime is the time to start thinking about treating the property to ward off mosquitoes. Alternative EarthCare discusses why late spring rainstorms seem to make mosquito populations multiply.
Late spring rainstorms, while great for vegetation, can create huge mosquito populations before the summer even sets in. It often seems after heavy rain that mosquitoes duplicate. That’s because heavy rain creates the perfect breeding ground for the pesky blood-suckers. To further complicate the situation, recent fluctuations in temperatures often result in unseasonably warm temperatures in the spring months. That sun heating up any standing water provides a habitat for mosquitoes to breed in and for the offspring to thrive. This can make late spring rainstorms a real problem as the weather begins to get warm.
Mosquitoes can breed in standing water as small as water-filled holes in trees, as large as natural bodies of water or can set-up house in any amount of standing water in between. It is imperative that before anticipated rainstorms and as soon as storms have passed, that any potential mosquito breeding grounds are eliminated. Remove standing water on tarps, in buckets, pools, garden urns, garbage cans, or anywhere else water has collected. It’s also a good idea to wear natural repellents when outdoors or exposed to mosquito habitats. Natural oils such as peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, Thyme, and more can help to protect people and pets from mosquito bites. Regularly scheduled professional treatments will keep mosquito populations at bay, but especially after a heavy rain, it’s a very good idea to have a professional come to the property and spray within 24-48 hours after the storm.
Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative EarthCare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.