National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 21-June 27th this year. The AMCA (American Mosquito Control Association) honors “Mosquito Week” each year to educate the public about the significance of mosquitoes and the importance of the services provided by mosquito control workers in the daily lives of the public. By educating the public about safe mosquito control programs and the reality of the dangers of mosquito-borne illness, the AMCA continues to work towards its goal of preserving the public’s health and well-being.
Here at Mosquito Squad of Montgomery County and Howard County, MD, we feel the timing for this important event couldn’t be more perfect. This year, Father’s Day is on June 21st, which coincidentally also marks the official start of summer and the kickoff for Mosquito Awareness Week!
Being aware of areas where mosquitoes thrive around your home is the key to becoming aware. Lowering the population of mosquitoes and preventing their reproduction is vital to your family’s health and comfort this season. Mosquito control begins in your own backyard. Learn the 5 T’s of mosquito control to get a jumpstart on Mosquito control:
1. Tip. Tip anything around your home that can collect water from rain or your sprinkler system. Dog bowls, plant saucers, clogged gutters and sand buckets left out in the yard can collect enough water to be a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.
2. Toss. Remove excess grass, weeds from gardens, leaves, firewood and other leftover clippings from your yard. The accumulation of basic yard debris such as twigs after a storm or leaves in your gutters is a common over site. Toss it all out!
3. Turn. Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like baby pools, children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys. Check around your yard every day. You never know when a short rain occurred over night leaving a bit of water in your child’s water table or the bird bath in your garden.
4.Tilt/ Remove Tarps. If tarps stretched over firewood piles, grills or boats aren’t taut, they’re holding water. If you have to use a tarp, check on it regularly and make sure it is securely held in taut position
5. Treat. Contact Mosquito Squad of Montgomery County and Mosquito Squad of Howard County, MD. Our mosquito elimination barrier treatment eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes on your property. Remember that mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance; they can carry dangerous diseases such as West Nile virus and a host of encephalides.
Don’t wait for Mosquito Week to arrive to control the pests around your Central MD home. June 21st is Father’s Day wouldn’t it be great to enjoy the outdoors worry-free? Contact us now to learn more. Gift certificates are also available!
Contact us today to learn more about fighting the bite in your backyard! Contact Mosquito Squad of Montgomery County or Mosquito Squad of Howard County today at (301) 926-3001, or via email at montgomery-county.mosquitosquad.com.