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Mosquito Control in New Jersey

Mosquitoes are a common summertime annoyance for people living in New Jersey because they thrive in warm climates. In addition to being itchy and bothersome, their bites can put people at risk for contracting a number of diseases like West Nile, malaria, and the Zika virus.

If you’ve ever attempted to eliminate mosquitoes alone, you may be aware of how difficult it can be. Mosquitoes breed quickly and evolve resistance to many of the chemicals found in sprays and repellants available for purchase.

However, you should ensure that whatever you use to eliminate mosquitoes won’t harm your family, pets, plants, or any beneficial insects or wildlife.

Getting Rid of Mosquitoes in New Jersey?
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Why is Mosquito Control Needed?

Preventing mosquito-borne disease and avoiding nuisance biting are the only two real justifications for controlling mosquitoes. Although everyone knows mosquitoes can be a terrible blood-feeding nuisance, most people are unaware of the seriousness of their health risks.

Mosquitoes carry and spread some of the deadliest diseases in the world. According to estimates, up to a million people yearly pass away from diseases spread by mosquitoes, including dengue hemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, and malaria.

The main illnesses brought on by mosquitoes in the United States for several years have been West Nile virus, various encephalitis types, and dog heartworm. However, Zika virus, dengue fever, and chikungunya have recently become significant threats to human health.

Certainly not; the only reason to manage mosquito populations is for health reasons.

Effective mosquito control is vital if you’ve ever experienced mosquito-induced indoor confinement during a backyard picnic, had to postpone a significant outdoor gathering due to mosquito annoyance, or had to chase a pesky intruder around your bedroom in the middle of the night.

Mosquitoes can be so numerous and bothersome that they render a region uninhabitable or unsuitable for industrial or recreational development, and they can cause significant economic losses in resort areas and nearby tourist attractions.

What Do Mosquitoes Look Like?

  • Eggs: Eggs are laid in the water singly or in groups called “rafts” containing several eggs. The precise location will depend on the species, but usually, they are laid in still or slowly moving water.
  • Larvae: In pools of water, the larvae, or “wrigglers,” are frequently visible. The “tail-end” of their body, which points through the water surface to breathe, rests upside down. When startled, they dive or wriggle away from the surface.
  • Adults: Since they are insects and fly family members, most people can likely recognize a mosquito. Although it depends on the species, they rarely grow longer than 1.5 cm. They have modified their mouths so they can pierce skin and ingest blood.

What are the Types of Mosquitoes?

  • Culex Mosquitoes
  • Aedes Mosquitoes
  • Anopheles Mosquitoes

When Is Mosquito Season in New Jersey?

Even though they can be a problem throughout the year, mosquito activity starts to stand out when the temperature exceeds 50 °F.mosquito

The mosquito season in New Jersey starts in April and lasts until October. Mosquito activity typically peaks in the summer, particularly from May to July, as they thrive in warm, humid climates.

What are the Signs of Mosquito Infestation?

Numerous mosquitoes and bites are fairly obvious indicators of a mosquito infestation. Keep an eye on any pools or water features near your property if you want to catch a problem developing early. If there are a lot of wrigglers, you can anticipate an adult mosquito invasion.

How to Prevent Mosquitoes Bites?

  • Wearing long pants and long-sleeved clothing will lessen your risk of being bitten by mosquitoes because they cannot bite through it.
  • Apply insect repellent to exposed skin to protect it. When choosing one, look for repellents that contain DEET, picaridin, icaridin, or lemon eucalyptus oil. These are functional and have been registered with the Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The effectiveness of citronella candles, mosquito lamps, and butane-powered repellers is limited. Since the repellent is present in their smoke or vapor, it does not protect areas not reached. They work best when used in constrained spaces for brief periods, like during camping trips.

How to Control Mosquitoes in Your Place?

  • Eliminating standing water from the area around your home will help reduce the number of new mosquitoes there since mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.
  • Check for and eliminate any standing water at least twice per week from containers such as trash and recycling bins, flowerpot saucers, toys for kids and pets, wading pools, tires, tarps, and plastic sheeting.
  • Water dishes for pets, pollinators, and birds should be cleaned and replenished every three days.
  • Gutter maintenance includes ensuring proper drainage.
  • Corrugated drainpipes connected to downspouts hold water and are a favorite breeding ground for mosquitoes. Use a smooth drainpipe or a piece of pantyhose fastened with a rubber band to cover the open end of a corrugated drainpipe.
  • In ponds and rain barrels, use goldfish, mosquito fish (Gambusia sp.), or mosquito dunks containing Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti).
  • To keep insects from entering your home, fix or replace window and door screens with tears or openings.
  • Using fans to keep the air moving when sitting on a porch, deck, or patio outside.
  • Use a flying insect aerosol to spray at the mosquito to control it when it enters the house. The aerosol will produce an insecticide cloud that the mosquito will fly through after spraying into the air.
  • In certain circumstances, local officials will spray communities to kill mosquitoes. To lessen the chance of killing insects that aren’t the target, the majority of these sprays are carried out late at night or early in the morning.

Titan Pest Services Can Assist You with Your Mosquito Infestation

Titan Pest Services specializes in commercial and residential pest control. Single-family homes, residential condominium complexes, luxury hotels, athletic stadiums, airports, food establishments, and other businesses are among our clients.

If you need help keeping your home or garden mosquito-free, you can find us in New Jersey!