Part of what makes our mosquito control services stand out from the competition is the utilization of our in-depth knowledge of mosquito behavior patterns, attractions and breeding habits. Understanding what makes mosquitoes tick is integral to creating and implementing effective prevention, control and maintenance strategies to keep these harmful pests at bay. Homeowners all over the Upton, Milford, Grafton, Franklin, Millis, and Mendon, MA areas depend on our services because of their effectiveness in controlling their lawns’ mosquito populations.
Upton-Area Mosquito Control: What to Avoid
Knowing what mosquitoes are attracted to and where they breed can help you more successfully avoid them, and keep you from walking back through your front door covered in itchy bites. Here are a few key mosquito control tips for Upton-area homeowners to limit your encounters with pesky mosquitoes in your day-to-day life:
1. Dark Clothing
Mosquitoes, because of their poor eyesight, are attracted to contrast. Wearing dark clothing while on your daily run can set you apart from your surroundings, potentially making you a target for any mosquitoes that happen to be lingering nearby.
2. Dawn & Dusk
The hours around dawn and dusk mark the height of daily activity for mosquitoes. If you schedule your next outdoor activity during these hours, it increases your chances of encountering a neighborhood swarm. To decrease your chances of becoming a meal for your area’s mosquito population the next time you go out on a jog, a hike or another outdoor activity, try to avoid the dawn and dusk hours.
3. Standing Water & Leaf Litter
Mosquitoes’ preferred breeding grounds are areas with either damp leaf litter or standing water. Wooded areas after it rains, your local pond, underbrush in your yard from the last storm – all of these areas can provide a paradise for invading mosquitoes, and avoiding these conditions and clearing them from your yard can go a long way in controlling your mosquito exposure.
How Our Mosquito Control Services Help Upton Homeowners
When your mosquito problem gets out of hand, the effective treatments we offer at Lawn Doctor of Grafton-Milford & Franklin-Foxboro are the solution. Our comprehensive treatment options will help to clear your Upton-area lawn of any resident mosquitoes, as well as keep future populations at bay.
Give Lawn Doctor of Grafton-Milford & Franklin-Foxboro a call today at (508) 449-9300 for more mosquito control tips and to schedule your free service estimate. We offer our short and long-term mosquito control services in Upton, Millis, Grafton, Franklin, Milford, Mendon and the neighboring communities.