Mosquito Solutions on Long Island
At Alternative EarthCare, we provide our customers with successful insect control solutions to their mosquito problems. Mosquito control on Long Island can seem impossible, as the presence of mosquitos on Long Island has become expected and accepted. But it doesn’t have to be. There are steps you can take to control the population and protect your family from the dangers of diseases mosquitos can carry such as the West Nile virus.
West Nile on Long Island
In 2014 there were 22 confirmed cases in New York alone of West Nile contracted in humans (according to the CDC’s cumulative 2014 data on human disease cases of the West Nile virus.) The disease first appeared on Long Island in 1999, and since then has been considered an epidemic throughout the United States. It has caused 1,131 fatalities in just a decade.
Mosquito Control Solutions
Mosquitos breed in stagnant water, and there is so much of that around long island from puddles, ponds, beaches, and pools. It takes only five days for mosquitos to lay their eyes in standing water and for those eggs to hatch. Here are some steps you can take to protect your property from becoming a breeding ground for mosquitos:
- Cover small pools, such as children’s wading pools, when not in use.
- Search your yard for any containers or discarded toys that can hold water after a rainstorm, put them away or flip them over so they cannot collect water.
- Avoid over-watering your lawn, which can create puddles.
- Empty garbage cans after a rainstorm as small pools of water can collect in them.
These are also a protective measure against drowning, as it only takes a few minutes of distraction for a small child to drown in a surprisingly small amount of water.
Although these are great methods for combating the mosquito problem on Long Island, they cannot account for all of the standing water in your area that they will breed in, or for their flight radius. In order to successfully protect your family from mosquitos and the diseases they carry we suggest taking a two-pronged approach that includes eliminating standing water and spraying your property.Our highly trained technicians can come to you and evaluate your property free of charge, determining the best plan of action to protect your family from mosquitos and the diseases they carry. Ground sprays are helpful to fight the infestation of mosquitos and ticks. Ground sprays are most effective when sprayed on all surfaces, including: trees, shrubs, grounds, property lines, pool areas, ponds, etc. Contact us today for a free estimate and start the ball rolling toward a happy, healthy summer for your family spent outdoors!