Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire Keeps Residents Safe from All Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Just one female mosquito can produced hundreds of females that will also reproduce.

Mosquitoes are swarming and there no way to know which are infected and which are not.

CHIKV, WNV, EEE. What are all these acronyms and why should you be aware of them? They are all mosquito-borne virus and they are being transmitted at record pace. That’s why now is more important than ever to be aware of mosquitoes in your yard and have your yard treated by Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire.

 

Of the three viruses, CHIKV, or Chickungunya is of the highest concern to us right now. That is because it is spreading so quickly throughout the United States and while no cases are thought to be spread by mosquitoes in the U.S. at the moment, the concern is that it will begin soon. What is happening is that U.S. residents are traveling to places where mosquitoes are spreading the disease, specifically the Caribbean. When bitten on their luxury vacations, they return home with symptoms of the disease. Officials believe that the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, which are present in the United States, could bite an infected person and begin the transmission to others here in Southern New Hampshire as well as throughout the United States.

 

Symptoms typically begin four to eight days after transmission. Here’s what to look for if you believe you have been bitten:

  • Abrupt onset of fever frequently accompanied by joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Rash

 

The good, the bad and the ugly:

Good: Most patients recover fully but the joint pain they experience may last several months or even years.

 

Bad: There is no vaccine or cure for the disease although the symptoms can be treated.

 

keep calm and call the squadUgly: Symptoms are very common to another mosquito-transmitted disease and can be misdiagnosed as dengue fever. Additionally, cases of eye, neurological and heart complications have been reported but serious complications are not common.

 

So, what can you do to protect your family? Have your yard treated by Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire. Our barrier spray treatment has three levels of protection for the most effective mosquito control around. The barrier spray first eliminates mosquitoes on contact when they land on the treated vegetation in your yard. It then continues working efficiently for 21 days to eradicate any additional mosquitoes. Third, it creates a barrier around your property to keep other mosquitoes out. Our barrier spray is so effective it will eliminate up to 90% of mosquitoes in your treated area.

 

With Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire’s season long protection, you be able to freely use you yard without the worry of any mosquito borne illnesses and you’ll feel confident your family is safe all season long. Getting started with our barrier spray treatment is as easy as calling our office at (603) 373 – 8863. One call will set up our barrier spray treatment every 21 days so you’ll be protected all season long. It’s the assurance you can trust from the best mosquito eliminators in Southern New Hampshire.

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The team at Mosquito Squad of SoNH

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Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire’s Tips on Mosquito Elimination During National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is this week and while it may not appear on your calendar, mosquitoes all over Southern New Hampshire and worldwide should be on high alert. With the new mosquito-borne illness, Chickungunya, spreading so rapidly across the United States as well as a handful of other mosquito illnesses, elimination in your yard and worldwide is now more important than ever.

Mosquito bites are not just painful; they are also the paths to virus transmission. National Mosquito Control Awareness week is the perfect time to follow Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire’s seven tips on eliminating mosquitoes:

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TIP.  Tip over tire swings, portable fire pits and catch basins and other areas that hold water.

TOSS.  Toss out yard waste like grass clippings, leaves, firewood and piles of mulch that create mosquito breeding grounds. Be sure to check the borders of your property as well as underneath your deck where debris tends to accumulate

TURN. Turn over portable sandboxes, slides or plastic toys; downspouts, plant saucers, and dog water bowls that capture water.

REMOVE TARPS.  Loose tarps over firewood piles, portable fire places, boats, and grills trap water and are often overlooked. Make sure you remove those potential breeding grounds.

TAKE CARE. Taking care of your home can increase your property values and decrease your chance of mosquito bites.  Include areas like gutters, downspout in your efforts. Check irrigation systems to ensure that they aren’t leaking and causing a breeding haven for mosquitoes.

TEAM UP. Talking with neighbors is a key component to mosquito, and tick, control.  Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and affect your property.

TREAT. Utilize Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire’s mosquito elimination barrier treatment around your home and yard to reduce the need for using bug spray on you and your family.

These seven tips will keep you and your family safe from mosquitoes and their diseases. To extend our efforts even further this week, we urge you to consider donating just $1 to Malaria No More’s Power of One (Po1) campaign. $1 provides a life-saving test and treatment for a child in Africa against mosquito-borne diseases so prevalent to them. Donating is easy at SwatMalaria.net.

Mosquito Squad of SONH

The team at Mosquito Squad of SoNH

Take this opportunity during National Mosquito Control Awareness week to protect your family and children in Africa from mosquitoes. One easy click, one easy walk around your yard and one easy phone call can do it all. (603) 373 – 8863

Why It’s Important to Target Ticks Early in New Hampshire

We’ve made it to April and with the new month come warmer temperatures. While 40’s and 50’s don’t seem like the paradise we have been wishing for, it is warm enough for more than just New Hampshire residents to come out of hibernation. When temperatures climb over 35 degrees, ticks begin emerging from their long winters nap as well.

 

Lyme Disease is carried by the deer tick.

Lyme Disease is carried by the deer tick.

Ticks in New Hampshire are of particular concern because of the large number that carry Lyme Disease. New Hampshire is one of the top five states for Lyme Disease incidence rates and the numbers continue to rise. According to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, over 50% of deer ticks in most New Hampshire counties are infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme Disease. Of course the best way to prevent Lyme Disease is to avoid being bitten by ticks, a feat that can be difficult living in our part of the country. Other ways to keep your family safe are by monitoring, removing and eliminating ticks all together from your yard.

 

  •  Monitor: Frequently check for ticks after being outdoors.
  • Remove: Remove ticks within 24 – 36 hours of attachment to prevent disease transmission.
  • Eliminate: Call Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire to eliminate ticks in all stages of their lifecycle and keep them away from your treated property. Our two-step approach starts with our highly effective barrier spray applied every 21-days to the foliage in your yard, where the adult ticks reside. Our second step targets the nymph ticks by strategically placing tick traps around your property in early spring and late summer. The traps contain treated cotton that is taken by rodents to their dens where the nymph ticks live. The cotton is safe for humans and animals but eliminates ticks on contact.

 

Following our two-step intensive tick control and prevention program will effectively eliminate up to 90% of ticks in your yard. Getting started early will not only eliminate those ticks that survived our winter and are looking for a blood meal,

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Keep your family safe from Lyme disease by avoiding tick infested areas and using Mosquito Squad of SONH on the homefront.

it will also prevent future generations from developing.

 

Give Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire a call today to keep you and your family safe from ticks and the diseases they can transmit all season long. Our consultation is always free and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about eliminating ticks and mosquitoes in your yard.  Call us today for a free quote • (603) 373 – 8863 • email: sonh@mosquitosquad.com

 

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The team at Mosquito Squad of SoNH

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Will Be Coming and Now Is the Time To Think About Protecting Your Family From Mosquitoes and Ticks

Summer fun mosquito free

Summer fun should be mosquito free!

When it comes to New Hampshire, we’ve got the breathtaking mountains, charming villages, beautiful coastal beaches, and one of the worst tick populations anywhere.  Some residents say you take the good with the bad but at Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire; we only want you to have the good.  That’s why we are already planning to eliminate those tiny ticks and pesky mosquitoes in backyards all across Southern New Hampshire.

With the winter we continue to have, it may seem a little early to start thinking about ticks and mosquitoes but now is the time to prepare for your season.  We’ve already received calls from clients who know how well our services work.  All you need for ticks to get active are a couple of warm days.  The adult ticks that have overwintered and the nymph ticks, the most active and hazardous, start crawling around in full force.  Eliminating entire generations of ticks by disrupting their life cycle starts with a tick trap application in early spring.

Ticks can be very small and difficult to see but can carry dangerous diseases.

Ticks can be very small and difficult to see but can carry dangerous diseases.

If you’re ready to start thinking about warmer nights spent outside,  stop by our booth #102 at the Southern NH Spring Home and Landscape Show this weekend at the Rockingham Park Racetrack to sign up for our pre-season deal for new customers.  The show is a great place to gather ideas, see new products and talk to professionals about your outdoor spaces.  Once you’re ready to enjoy these new spaces, you want to be sure you are also protected from the nuisance and potential diseases that both mosquitoes and ticks can carry.

Mosquito Squad of SONH

The team at Mosquito Squad of SoNH

With over 1500 cases of Lyme Disease in New Hampshire last year, now is the time to protect your family and pets with our tick and mosquito treatment.   Mosquito Squad of Southern New Hampshire  is ready to fight the bite so stop by our booth this weekend or call us today for a free quote • (603) 373 – 8863 • email: sonh@mosquitosquad.com