Mosquito & Tick Control in NJ & NY
Bites from mosquitoes and ticks can cause a number of worrisome blood-borne illnesses that are occurring with increasing frequency. These problems give homeowners more reasons to clear pests off their property. The good news is that there are many ecologically responsible ways to reduce mosquito and tick populations.
If you've lived in the New York City metropolitan area long enough, you may remember when West Nile virus was first detected locally during the summers of 1999 and 2000. Despite efforts to control mosquitoes and to protect the public, more confirmed cases occur each year.
Unfortunately, disease-carrying mosquitoes breed rapidly. Scientists say that one female mosquito can lay approximately 300 eggs in a teaspoon of water. Any amount of standing water can lead to flourishing mosquito populations. These are a few areas that harbor mosquito eggs and larvae.
- Bird baths
- Kiddie pools
- HVAC drains
- Barbeque grills
- Dense vegetation
- Flower pots
- Trash cans
- Old tires
Removing standing water is an effective way to reduce mosquito populations, but it might not stop the problem. At Abarb Pest Services, we use Nature-Cide to treat dense foliage and places where adult mosquitoes land. Nature-Cide is made from 100% natural ingredients and is effective against mosquitoes and a variety of other pests.
Tick populations are rampant in New Jersey and the northeastern United States. These bloodsucking pests can be found in wooded areas and small lawns. Deer ticks, also called black-legged ticks, are prevalent in the region. They are a vector for Lyme disease, which causes many painful symptoms if left untreated. Mowing your lawn regularly, trimming weeds and cutting overhanging vegetation can curb tick populations and make it more difficult for ticks to use their acrobatics to land on hosts.
If lawn maintenance isn't enough to reduce tick populations, pesticides can make a difference. Low-impact insecticides can control tick populations without harming beneficial insects if the products are applied selectively. Your technician can use an approved product that targets adult ticks as well as nymphs and larvae. A comprehensive strategy that combines habitat modification and minimal insecticide use can keep your property free from disease-carrying pests.
If you've seen mosquitoes or ticks around your home, call Abarb Pest Services at 973-552-4187. We offer free quotes so that you know exactly how much the job will cost before we get to work.