It may seem early, but mosquito season is close-at-hand. Not only does this mean mosquitoes will soon become the scourge upon enjoying outdoor activities in your backyard, it also means not gaining control can place you and your loved ones at risk for a mosquito-borne illness. According to Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, The mosquito most often discovered in urban areas of Pennsylvania is the northern house mosquito, Culex pipiens . This is also the mosquito that is thought to transmit the most cases of West Nile Virus (human cases) in Pennsylvania and consequently poses the greatest annoyance and risk to residents.
Although the risk of contracting serious illness from mosquitoes is low, there is still a risk. Much can be done to enable protection from mosquito-borne disease. This includes the reduction of breeding sites and standing water on your property and utilizing a professional mosquito control program. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), As of January 12, 2016, a total of 48 states and the District of Columbia have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes in 2015. The graphic below outlines the human cases of Pennsylvania specific human WNV cases reported to the CDC for 2015. The total number of cases statewide is 30, of which both Chester and Montgomery reported human cases of the disease.
One of the most important ways to reduce your chances of coming into contact with a mosquito that could transmit West Nile Virus or other mosquito-borne illnesses is to control the mosquitoes within your environment — which begins in your own backyard! Henderson Fertilizing is the area’s premier choice for backyard mosquito control. Our mosquito control begins working immediately and will control existing populations and prevent re-entry of mosquitos and gnats for up to 21 days. For complete control, with no gaps in keeping you and your family protected, it is recommended that we spray every three weeks.
Our is a synthetic form of pyrethrins called pyrethroids. Pyrethroids are insecticides that come from a naturally occurring compound called pyrethrum which is found in the chrysanthemum flower. This compound is found in many well – known cleaning products, pet shampoos, and even lice shampoos that are applied directly to our children’s heads!
In addition, Henderson Fertilizing also offers an all-organic mosquito control solution that utilizes garlic as the primary compound to control mosquitoes. This program does have a lower residual than our other program and will need to be applied on a more frequent basis in order to maintain complete control and prevention of the mosquitoes.
Contact Henderson Fertilizing today to learn more about keeping your outdoors mosquito-free all season. Our mosquito control program delivers peace of mind and the freedom to enjoy the outdoor living season! Call us at 484-472-7010 or visit our website at hendersonfertilizing.com.