Category: mosquito control

Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Mosquitoes

If you’re one of those people that prefer snow over sun, then consider yourself lucky. For the rest of us, the longer days and the warm weather of summer are what we look forward to all year. Unfortunately, there is one insect which just loves to wreck the days spent enjoying this amazing season – mosquitoes! These pesky, disease-carrying pests make a living by sucking the blood out of just about anything that moves, including us. We have found that the best way to defeat the enemy is to know thy enemy. That is why we are sharing these 12… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Mosquitoes Bite You but Not Your Friend

It’s not in your head. Mosquitoes really do prefer some people to others. Scientists have estimated that 20 percent of people, are especially delicious for mosquitoes, and get bit more often on a consistent basis. If you are in that not-so-lucky minority you are probably wondering how you came to be so special. Well there are several factors that might play a part. Here are five reasons why mosquitoes might bite you more than your friend. They want YOUR blood. You’re saying “well, duh!” Mosquitoes bite us to reap proteins from our blood—but, research has shown that those little winged… Read more »

Your Ticket to a Mosquito Free 2018!

Summer is coming, and if your family enjoys spending time outside, then you already know that this season means warm weather, cool drinks, and plenty of chances to go out and play. Unfortunately, the arrival of summer can also come with the annoyance of buzzing pests like mosquitoes every time you try to go outside. Well, lucky you because this blog is your ticket to a mosquito free year! It’s Not a Secret We know that the idea of a mosquito free yard sounds like a fable, but it’s not. There is one secret trick that can transform your outdoor… Read more »

The Best Ways to Enjoy Your Backyard this Spring

We love this time of year. Flowers are in bloom, people are stepping outside to enjoy the fresh air and temperatures are rising. It’s the perfect time to head outside and enjoy the great outdoors in your own backyard. But after a long (it was waaay too long) winter, you may be a little out of practice in the art of coming up with outdoor activities. That’s why we decided to share, what we think, are the best ways to enjoy your backyard this spring! Throw a party! With the beautiful weather and flourishing surroundings, it’s only natural that the… Read more »

Spring Cleaning: Backyard Edition

What is it about spring that makes us want to scrub our house from top to bottom? We don’t know but those blooming flowers and sunny days somehow turn the most reluctant (yes, we are talking about us) cleaners into diligent housekeepers. But inside the house is not the only place that could use a bit of elbow grass. After the winter we had, our backyard is in need of a little tidying. That’s why we decided to share our guide to spring cleaning: backyard edition. Get Your Mind in The Gutter(s) You likely cleaned your gutters before the winter… Read more »

You Asked: What Happens to Mosquitoes in the Winter?

Mosquitoes are nothing if they are not resilient. Did you know that scientists have estimated that the mosquitoes we see buzzing around today have been unchanged for the past 46 million years? That means, based on fossil evidence, that mosquitoes survived the ice age (approximately 2.5 million years ago). So, could a south-central Pennsylvania winter even faze them? Well, we will tell you. Keep reading to learn exactly what happens to mosquitoes in the winter. Believe it or not, mosquitoes do not simply die off during the colder months. According to the National Pest Management Association, how mosquitoes survive the… Read more »

Why Winter is the Best Time to Think About Mosquito Control

Winter is finally here. It’s the time for cuddling in front of the fire, cozy sweaters, and (mostly) pest-free living. Winter isn’t everyone’s favorite season, but one thing is for sure, the chilly season offers an ideal opportunity to make plans and preparations for the warmer months of spring and summer. Even though it’s too cold to spend much time outside, you can still get a head start on preventing the issue that made the warmer months less than perfect last year—outdoor pests invading your yard! Let us explain to you why winter is the best time to think about… Read more »

Three Big Reasons Why our Mosquito and Tick Control Service is Different

Spring through fall, there’s nothing we enjoy more than spending time in our backyard with family and friends. For south-central Pennsylvanians, this time is commonly spent hosting parties, gardening, doing home projects, and a cornucopia of other enjoyable options. Unfortunately, there is a common complaint that often prevents families from fully enjoying their yards; the presence of bothersome and possibly dangerous pests like mosquitoes and ticks. You’ve probably heard from a neighbor, on the radio, or in local advertising about mosquito and tick control solutions that can help protect your family. And perhaps you are under the assumption that they… Read more »

5 Reasons Why Now is the Perfect Time to Get Mosquito Control Treatment

The autumn season is almost here! Fall is one of our favorite seasons. It means cooler weather, warm drinks, and plenty of chances to go out and play. Unfortunately, the arrival of fall can also come with the annoyance of buzzing pests like mosquitoes every time you try to go outside. While most people equate spring and summer a mosquito season, those are actually mosquito breeding seasons. And what does their breeding season lead to? Yep, more mosquitoes in the fall. If you’ve considered mosquito control services in order to enjoy your outdoor spaces even more, but you thought that… Read more »

How are You Inviting Mosquitoes into Your Backyard?

Mosquito season is here. People in the United States are extra cautious among all the news that the Zika virus is continuing to spread throughout the Americas (in addition to the other mosquito-borne diseases to worry about.) But, you don’t have to run to the house every time the mosquitoes come out. All you need to do is to figure out how you are inviting mosquitoes into your backyard for a little family feast. With a little preventive maintenance and yard monitoring, you can give those uninvited guests their eviction notice. Stagnant Water You might think your yard is safe… Read more »