Here at Mosquito Squad, we’re preparing for the possibility of an early and fierce mosquito and tick season. A combination of factors has lead to the possibility of a perfect storm this summer – a storm of pesky and dangerous bugs.
But Dread Skeeter and the Mosquito Squad will be there to take back your yard!
The front page of today’s Aberdeen American News has a story that is becoming very common nationwide: mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs may be moving sooner and fiercer.
We’ve already had numerous inquiries from concerned pet owners who are used to sending their dogs out in the spring only to have them return covered in ticks. That’s in a typical year. This year, the tick numbers could be even higher.
The American News’ Jeff Bahr spoke with Michael Hildreth, a professor in the biology and microbiology department at South Dakota State University, who said the wet conditions following a typical winter is hard for ticks, who generally see their numbers decreased due to things like fungal disease.
The dry weather we’ve experienced will have been much easier for them to survive.
We’ll also be on the lookout for mosquitoes. The mild winters means these pesky disease-carriers have had a much easier time over-wintering, just like the ticks.
As Aberdeen parks superintendent Mark Hoven put it, “One good rain can generate a tone of mosquitoes.”
As this video from KARE 11, next door in Minnesota, ponds in the Twin Cities are already active with mosquito larvae, something not typically seen until April.
What silver-lining could possibly be in this cloud? Mosquito Squad!
Starting this summer, if the mosquitoes and ticks are becoming too much to handle, call Mosquito Squad at 725-5252 and will make your backyard safe and livable again for your family.