Green Lawn Fertilizing – mosquitoes

When it comes to lawn pests, nothing is worse than mosquitoes. Luckily, mosquitoes can be prevented and controlled. The following are several effective strategies for preventing and eliminating mosquitoes.

If you want to spend your summer outside and not worry about being inundated with mosquitoes, here are are four landscaping ideas you can implement to lessen the impact they have on your summer.

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If you've been outside at all this summer, chances are you've had to swing at a mosquito or two. At this point, you're probably aware of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus and Yellow Fever; but chances you haven't heard of Chikungunya. Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne virus. It causes an illness with an acute febrile phase lasting two to five days, followed by a longer period of joint paints in the extremities; this pain my persist for years in some cases.

There is no denying that mosquitoes can be a big problem with lawns. Indeed, once you've seen a few mosquitoes in your lawn, chances are there are hundreds more that have simply not popped up. Playing in a lawn filled with mosquitoes is a recipe for disaster, but of course your lawn is meant to be enjoyed, and these invasions make them nearly impossible to enjoy.

Without mosquito control, the only way to prevent the mosquitoes is to starve your lawn. Mosquitoes need water to breed, so a lawn that is dry doesn't appeal to them. But even then, grass mosquitoes need only a small puddle, and one rain a month may be enough to keep them swarming your property. Bug zappers have little effect on mosquitoes, and the sprays that you can buy in the store only last for about a week, and in that time many of the mosquito eggs will hatch and continue the cycle.

The map portrays the Mosquito activity on a state-by-state level. In the United States, only three states show zero West Nile virus activity levels: Maine, Virginia and North Carolina.

Turn on the air conditioning and close the windows—It’s Mosquito season! If you haven’t already noticed, mosquitoes are on the prowl and they are ready to land on a fresh, blood meal! Due to the recent weather conditions, mosquitoes are thriving more than ever before. 2013 is proving itself as the year of the Mosquito! It’s time to recognize this year’s mosquito activity as we recently saw the Asian Tiger Mosquito lurking in our region this summer!

You wouldn't have found this species of Mosquitoes in your backyard a year ago. That's because it isn't indigenous to the United States of America. The Asian Tiger Mosquito Aedes albopictus hitched a ride to the United States likely shipped from Japan. They first appeared in Texas and since then have spread to the mid-Atlantic and parts of the Midwest.