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Alternative Earthcare Shares 4 Types of Insects All Home Owners Should Spray Their Property For.

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., June 29, 2016 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, 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.
An essential part of maintaining a home involves insect control. Insects can endanger people and pets through the spread of disease and can cause devastating property damage. Alternative Earthcare shares 4 types of insects for which home owners should spray their property.

  1. Ticks. Ticks are a big problem on Long Island and their populations are growing. There are a multitude of tick-borne diseases, but Lyme disease is by far the most well-known. Diseases spread by ticks cause symptoms ranging from a rash, nausea, or muscle and joint pain, to long term neurological damage. Start spraying for ticks in early spring and continue through late autumn with horticulture sprays applied every 3-4 weeks.
  2. Mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are an annoyance, but beyond that, they can spread disease such as West Nile virus, encephalitis, and the Zika virus. The hot summer months bring swarms of these pests, at times making it difficult to even enjoy the outdoors. Every 3-4 weeks, have your trees, shrubs, grounds, and property lines sprayed. Mosquito habitats, such as ponds and pool areas, should also be sprayed.
  3. Ants. Ants can cause devastation to wooden structures by hollowing out nests. This can compromise home foundations, decks, and garages. Ants easily invade homes and can contaminate food. In some cases, fire ants could even be present, which can result in painful stings and, in some cases of allergic reaction, even death. Treat property regularly for ant control through the use of sprays, gel baits, granules, or a mixture of all three.
  4. Gypsy moths. The potential damage that Gypsy moths inflict on trees is great, from defoliation to the death of the tree. Gypsy moth infestations weaken trees to allow in other disease and can spread quickly throughout the property if left untreated. Spray for gypsy moths with 3-4 applications done approximately 15-20 days apart during the caterpillar hatching cycle, which takes place in the early spring.

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.