We have successfully made the transition into fall, and it could not have been a better one across the country. The weather feels great and the color of foliage is changing. Want to know what else is happening? Outdoor pest populations are beginning to wind down as well, so you can finally enjoy some time in the sun without having to worry about bites and stings. Ok, this may be stretching the truth a bit.
The Importance of the First Freeze
Not all the bugs are gone, at least those we consider annoying foes! Mosquitoes, those most aggravating of nuisances, tend to stick around until the initial freeze of winter. That is good news for residents living in northern states, since this can happen as early as mid-October. In a place like Atlanta, however, the weather rarely dips consistently below 50 degrees until November and December. So don’t expect to go outside without bug spray on just yet, as lovely as the thought may be.
Always Be Prepared
There are two important points that are worth stressing. The first is that mosquito populations in late fall are vastly lower than when they are at their peak in the summer. It is rare for swarms to be a considerable threat in October, but there have been reports of lingering activity in regions where rainfall and moisture levels are high. The second thing to know is that despite their decreased numbers, mosquitoes are a matter of concern regardless. They are known to carry the fatal disease West Nile Virus, which is why keeping your body and your property protected year round is a must. The odds of contracting a life-threatening affliction are minimal in late fall, but any risk at all is too much to gamble with.
What You Can Do
By hiring a pest control company like North Fulton Pest Solutions to provide services for your yard and treat any and all potential trouble areas, you will be establishing a protective barrier to mitigate next year’s mosquito population. North Fulton Pest Solutions’ technicians will perform a thorough evaluation of your property and apply appropriate larvacide treatments to areas of concern. If any mosquito eggs have been laid, this treatment will prevent them from reaching the level of maturity needed to become a viable threat.
Contact us today about the mosquito control services we offer. Routine treatments are the most effective method for controlling the population of these pests.