What is happening in the mosquito control “off-season”?
Do mosquitoes die during the cold weather months? If you’ve spent your whole summer dodging mosquitos, you might wonder where they go in the off-season. You may also wish to know how you can prevent them from coming back when the weather turns warm again. As the owner of a mosquito control franchise, you can help people fight mosquitos all year long.
Mosquito Season Spring ushers in the start of mosquito season, which peaks during the hot, humid days of summer. The mosquito population begins dwindling dramatically when the weather turns cooler during the fall months. At this time, some species of mosquitos die when the first frost occurs. Other types of mosquitos hibernate, and on warm winter days, hibernating mosquitos sometimes leave their dormancy. In warm climates such as Hawaii and the southern United States, you might see some mosquito activity all year long.
Off-Season Preventive Measures Because mosquito bites are painful and itchy, and certain types of mosquitos carry potentially dangerous diseases, you might want to do everything in your power to prevent these insects from entering your property when spring rolls around. A few preventive measures include:
- Eliminating standing water on your property
- Remove debris from your yard
- Trim vegetation in your yard
- Plant marigolds on your property
- Invest in mosquito-repelling candles
Besides these DIY tactics, working with a professional mosquito control franchise is a great idea. A mosquito control franchise can utilize both barrier spray treatments and larvicides. Barrier spray treatments annihilate adult mosquitos, while larvicides get rid of mosquitos in the larvae phase of development. Larvicides are often used to target larvae in:
- Retention ponds
- Backyard ponds
If you’re interested in opening your own Mosquito Shield franchise to help people avoid the sting, request more information to get started on this mosquito control business opportunity.