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Alternative EarthCare Shares 3 Reasons for Organic Mosquito Control in Nassau and Suffolk this Spring

Alternative EarthCare Shares 3 Reasons for Organic Mosquito Control in Nassau and Suffolk this Autumn

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. March 5. 2019

Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and hamptons 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.

Organic mosquito control is a highly effective, and yet highly safe means of protecting your family and friends from potentially harmful mosquito bites; and, if you think that mosquito season is coming to an end, think again. Mosquitoes can overwinter, but Long Island has very warm springperiods through late May, making mosquitoes a problem for Nassau and Suffolk residents well into the spring season. Alternative EarthCare shares three reasons for organic mosquito control in Nassau and Suffolk this spring.


  1. Disease prevention Mosquitoes are not just annoying; they can be very dangerous. In the Northeast, mosquitoes transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, which plagues humans just as much as equines. The Zika virus, dengue, and Chikungunya are most commonly an issue in other parts of the world though more southern areas of North America such as Florida and Hawaii have had cases as well. Those three illnesses are not a threat on Long Island from direct transmission, but rather through travel and in cases other forms of transmission such as from mother to child in pregnancies where the Zika virus was contracted. The West Nile Virus and EEE, however, pose enough threat on their own with symptoms ranging from head and body aches, vomiting, and fatigue to issues within the central nervous system including seizures, disorientation, memory loss, paralysis, and coma.
  2. Fall rain storms and extended seasons While many mosquitoes overwinter, a bigger issue is that on Long Island, our fall season has typically been feeling warmer and for a longer period; and this year the warm weather is predicted to linger well into the later part of fall. This means a longer active season for disease-spreading mosquitoes. The autumn mosquito population issue is made worse by the fact that in the Northeast, in the fall season we typically see our fair share of large rain storms and hurricanes which cause mosquito population bursts. Obtaining organic treatments throughout the fall will help protect your family friends and pets from mosquito bites after many people erroneously assume that the mosquito season has passed. Emergency services can even be obtained after a big storm to eliminate a new generation of mosquitoes on the property.
  3. Safety Organic mosquito control offers a safe option especially for those who are concerned about exposure to children and pets. Organic mosquito sprays are highly effective and ensure full-coverage of areas known to be mosquito habitats and breeding grounds to minimize populations. Maintaining a regular spraying schedule will ensure that those treatments keep the mosquito populations at bay. Professionals will treat bushes, trees, ground cover, pools and ponds, perimeters, and other landscaping and yard areas every three to four weeks.