Prevent Mosquitoes – Stinging In The Rain

January 31, 2019

As your team and ally, AMCO Pest Will Help Prevent Mosquitoes this season so you can get back to fine wines and summer evenings on your patio. 


With above average rainfall during the spring and summer this year, the mosquito numbers have risen and have caused plenty of problems in the Eastern U.S., specifically in about 51 counties in Pennsylvania. Methods to prevent Mosquitoes from laying eggs on or near your property and populating should be the top priority for anyone living in Pennsylvania or in the nearest surrounding states.

The life Cycle for most mosquitoes is spent mostly in water during the early immature stages There hasn’t been a lack of water for mosquitoes to lay eggs in and with the predicted change in weather patterns, a further rise in mosquito population is certain to continue.

It is advisable that before taking the family out for outdoor activities, you check AccuWeather’s mosquito activity forecasts and Zika index .  While the major “Hot Zones” for the West Nile Virus and Zika Virus are found within Pennsylvania, sudden downpours of rain followed by dry weather in which stagnant water can give way to large populations of mosquitoes can easily make it’s way into New Jersey if it hasn’t already done so.

Mosquitoes are considered the most deadly animals in the world and contribute to close to a million deaths per year, according to an article in Smithsonian magazine. This is not because of the itchy bite, but mainly because of the diseases transmitted by the bite.

Amco can help to control mosquitoes on your property. There are many methods that we use for mosquito control. Depending on the situation, source reduction (e.g. removing stagnant water), biocontrol (e.g. importing natural predators such as dragonflies), trapping, and/or insecticides to kill larvae or adults may be used.

Prevent Mosquitoes By Eliminating Standing Water 

It takes approximately one week for mosquitoes to breed in undisturbed standing water. 
Standing water like this can occur in some unlikely places or ones that you can easily overlook such as:

  • Flower pots 
  • Old discarded tires
  •  Empty cans 
  • Bottle caps 
  • Rain gutters 

Contact us if mosquitoes are an ongoing problem on your property or you live on or near water. We can also treat your property if you have an upcoming event to reduce mosquito populations and ensure a more enjoyable outside area for guests. 

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