Don’t be surprised if you have seen a mosquito even though it’s April, they are generally active from April through October. Since the weather is warming up, it is time to protect yourself from mosquitos and ticks.
According to a recent 3 part series presentation at the Locust Valley Library on March 5th by Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann from the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program, we can learn to recognize pests and prevent them from harming us and others. “Because people are becoming sick,” she said on why this information is vital to Long Islanders, “because this problem is getting worse and more people are getting Lyme Disease and the other diseases and because the emerging diseases like Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis and Powassan Virus, we don’t know what they’re going to do, but they are getting worse.”
We at Nature’s Guardian Inc. know that ticks and mosquitos are a huge problem on Long Island and although we cannot get rid of them completely, there are ways to keep them under control. We provide safe tick and mosquito control solutions to increase the comfort and enjoyment of your yard. Deer ticks remain active in winter, so you could take a walk and bring ticks back home with you. Therefore, we strongly recommend spraying beginning in March/April to control these pests and to prevent illness.