Maine is easily one of the most beautiful states in the country, and its abundance of untouched and gorgeous woodlands is one of the biggest reasons why tourists flock here. The downside of having heavily-wooded areas filled with wildlife surrounding us is that they are densely populated with ticks, and each year it is becoming harder to avoid coming into contact with them.
With so much available land across the state, many homes in Maine are built in previously uninhabited areas of the wilderness that have long been dominated by ticks. The privacy of a home nestled in the woods is a wonderful luxury, but getting rid of ticks in these locations is very difficult. The statewide population of deer ticks has skyrocketed over the past decade and because it is expected to further continue its growth and expansion in years to come, professional pest control companies have been bombarded by homeowners looking for the most effective means of eradicating ticks.
If you live in an area surrounded by wilderness, chances are that at some point you will have a tick infestation on your hands. Rather than staying indoors or trying to tackle the problem yourself, hire experts who are able to rapidly reduce the tick population on your land and give you advice on steps you can take for future tick prevention. Lucas Residential offers complete tick control programs tailored to your specific needs, and their state-licensed pesticide applicators are experts at addressing the issue without causing further problems to the ecosystem of your landscape. If you have a tick infestation, getting professional help is the wisest investment that you can make.
Mosquitoes are undoubtedly one of the most annoying parts of the summer season, and the fact that you can’t hide from them is even more aggravating. Mosquitoes have highly developed chemical sensors that allow them to sense the carbon dioxide and lactic acid that we exhale from up to 100 feet away, so while it is impossible to completely stay off their radar, there are a few ways that you can limit your exposure to them and the diseases that they are capable of carrying.
Some of the best mosquito control only takes a half hour or so out of your day. It is important to check your yard twice a week, and especially after rainstorms, for any containers that are holding water. Even the smallest amount of water is suitable for a female mosquito to lay her eggs and produce a new generation of adult mosquitoes in as little as seven days, so dumping any stagnant water is a necessary part of controlling mosquitoes. In addition to making sure that your yard isn’t attracting hoards of mosquitoes with ample breeding grounds, personal protection is the most effective way that you can prevent a mosquito-borne illness. When outdoors, it is necessary to wear a repellant that contains DEET so that mosquitoes stay far away from you, and also it is important to check all window and door screens in your house to make sure that they are snugly fit and free of any gaps or holes that would allow mosquitoes to get inside.
If you’ve followed all of the recommendations for controlling the mosquito population on your property and you still have swarms around, hiring a professional mosquito control company is your best bet for a successful and rapid eradication. Having an expert take care of the problem takes the weight of mosquito treatment off of your shoulders so you can get back to enjoying your summer.
There are countless products on the market aimed at mosquito control, and while some of them can be effective in controlling a mosquito problem when used properly, the majority of them are highly ineffective.
Bug zappers are one device that people find satisfaction in having around because the constant sizzle of insects makes it seem as though the problem is being solved. The truth is that biting insects, such as mosquitoes, account for less than one percent of the bugs that are fried in these zappers, and the ones that are killed are usually the beneficial bugs that you want in your yard. Citronella candles and mosquito coils can be effective, but only if you are sitting right next to them and there is no wind. Mosquito coils have another downside as well; the chemicals that they are made with are now being studied for a link to respiratory problems. Insecticides can be very effective if used properly and with extreme caution because there is a great risk of environmental damage associated with them. If you aren’t positive what product you need to use for your particular problem, always hire an expert who offers mosquito control services that cause minimal damage to your yard.
If you are experiencing a mosquito problem on your property, Lucas Tree can help. Lucas Tree Experts offer professional mosquito control programs that are tailored to your unique landscape and situation. Their strong commitment to preserving the environment makes them one of the greenest choices that you can make when you want to rapidly reduce the mosquito population in your yard.