Mosquitoes and Ticks
These seasonal pests are a nuisance for everyone.
The Most Common Pests
Mosquitoes are one of the most common annoyances in Canada, and for good reason. Not only do they prey on campers and hikers – who know what they’ve signed up for – they also infiltrate our yards, gardens, and playgrounds. The telltale bite of a mosquito can prevent you from enjoying your patio to the fullest, or ruin your neighbourhood barbecue. Worse, mosquitoes can carry diseases such as West Nile Virus, making them a dangerous health risk for humans.
Another familiar nuisance to Canadians are ticks. While tick bites might not be as immediately irritating as mosquito bites, they can become a serious problem in the long run. Ticks can carry a wide range of diseases, from Lyme Disease to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. They’re sneaky too; many people who have been bit by ticks say that it took them days to realize what had happened.
Mosquito and Tick Control
There are a few simple measures you can take yourself to help get a mosquito or tick population under control. First, make sure that there are no pools of standing water around the exterior of your home, including small containers that might fill up with rainwater. Mosquitoes need standing water to breed, so removing it will help reduce their numbers. Also be sure to keep your lawn trimmed, as ticks love tall grasses and brush. It is crucial dispose of any empty bird or rodent nests as well, because they are some of ticks’ favourite places to infest.
If you’ve already completed these steps and mosquitoes and ticks are still a problem, or if you would like even more protection, there is another solution. Mosquito and Tick Barrier is an all-natural product which you can spray on your property to provide a layer of protection against both ticks and mosquitoes. You can stop by our storefront at 1828 Danforth Ave. Monday to Friday 9 AM – 5 PM or Saturdays 10 AM – 2 PM to purchase some. Mosquito and Tick Barrier is registered for home use, meaning that you don’t need to hire professionals to apply it, you can do it yourself instead!