Alternative Earthcare Shares 4 Steps that Nassau County Residents Can Take to Handle Mosquito Control
LONG ISLAND, N.Y., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alternative Earthcare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and east end tick control, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.
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Mosquitoes are more than an annoyance; they spread disease and can make spending time outdoors an unpleasant experience. However, there are steps that you can take to control mosquito populations on residential properties. Alternative Earthcare shares 4 steps that Nassau county residents can take to handle mosquito control.
1. Spray the property. For the most effective means of mosquito control, have your property sprayed every 3-4 weeks. Synthetic and organic sprays are available, depending on your preference. It is also a good idea to have an "emergency" spray whenever a special event, such as a barbecue or birthday party, is taking place outside in order to keep guests safe and comfortable.
2. Minimize potential habitats. Throughout mosquito season, continuously survey your property to ensure that there are no mosquito habitats, such as pools of standing water. Check garbage cans, kiddie pools, flower pot dishes, buckets, tarp coverings, or anywhere still water can accumulate. Keep swimming pool water circulating and treated with the appropriate chemicals. Also, be sure to eliminate leaves and yard debris, as small stagnant pools can form there as well.
3. Install a bat-house. Bat-houses are carried in most hardware and home improvement stores and many nurseries as well. Keeping a bat house will usually keep at least 1 or 2 bats near the property. Bats keep mosquito populations in check. When the mosquitoes are most active in the late evenings is usually when the bats will start to circle, keeping mosquitoes at bay.
4. Plant natural mosquito repelling plants around the property. Plants such as cat-mint, rosemary, basil, lavender, and scented geraniums serve as natural mosquito repellents. While that alone will not rid a property of mosquitoes entirely, keeping these plants can be a highly effective way to keep mosquito populations down, especially when used alongside other population control methods.
Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative Earthcare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.
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