Do I Still Need to Treat for Mosquitoes, Fleas & Ticks in Fall?

If you like spending time outside, then ticks, fleas and mosquitoes can be a major source of frustration. These pests can really put a damper on fun time outside by posing a threat to your friends and family.

Fortunately, there are effective solutions available through mosquito, flea, and tick control.

While people sometimes think of these pests as a “summer problem,” in reality, they can cause issues much longer than that.

In this article, we’ll talk about why it’s important to remain diligent even as we head into the fall season.

Best Time to Spray for Mosquitoes, Fleas, and Ticks

Because fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are active from the spring through the fall, it’s important to spray for these pests throughout that entire time period.

At Joshua Tree Experts, our Mosquito, Flea, & Tick program includes five visits, 45 days apart, from the spring through the fall.

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Sometimes, homeowners ask us about why we’re treating in the early spring when they haven’t actually seen many pests yet.

But you should know that pests are already actively breeding and even though you may not have seen many of them yet, this is the time to start attacking the problem, before it gets more serious.

As with any pest, you really don’t want to wait until you have a full-blown infestation to start control solutions. When you wait too long, it can be much more difficult to get a problem under control.

Along with their start in the early spring, these pests remain active into the fall.

In fact, the cooler weather is sometimes preferred by these pests that don’t want to dry out in the summer heat. Some people even tell us that they notice pests are MORE active in the fall.

This is why it’s so important to remain diligent in treating this pest even as we enter the fall season.

When do Mosquitoes Die in the Fall?

You probably also want to know when mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks will die off.

Sometimes, people say that the first frost is usually a sign that nuisance pests’ season is finally coming to a close.

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But we can also still have some warm days in the fall. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks often remain quite active into the fall season.

In fact, there are some species of ticks that will even remain active during a mild winter, behooving the importance of those early treatments in the spring.

Most mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks will begin to die off in the late fall or early winter. But you want to work with a pest control program that is remaining diligent right up until the close of their active season.

Effective Flea, Tick, and Mosquito Control

The most effective solution for mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks is the professional application of control products during an optimal window of the year.

You’ll have much more success with a professional than you would on your own.

Learn More About Mosquito, Flea & Tick Control

While you might be tempted to use your own mosquito, flea, or tick yard treatment (after all, we know they sell various products in the big box stores), there are a few reasons that this isn’t going to stand up to what professional tick control for your yard can accomplish.

Store-bought products simply do not work as well as the commercial-grade products that professionals use.

Professionals are also trained to know where and how to apply control products and this can make a big difference in the overall success of a treatment plan. They’re going to know exactly where to treat in order to have the best possible results.

Considering the fact that the season spans from spring through fall, mosquito, flea, and tick control is also a lot more work than you probably want to do on your own.

Hiring the Best Company for Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Control

When thinking about mosquito, flea, or tick control, you should also consider the company that you’re hiring. Like any professional service, you know that they aren’t all created equally. So, when it comes to getting the best results, you have to choose wisely.

Some companies are so desperate to hire cheap labor that they’ll take on anyone who is willing to do the work. These types of technicians are going to go out and spray anything and everything.

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What you really need is a company that takes a customized and targeted approach to your specific property’s needs.

It’s also important to work with a company that really cares about delivering the best results for your property. Since mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are such a huge problem, you want to make sure that you’re taking an aggressive approach to dealing with them.

At Joshua Tree, our pest technicians will also perform regular inspections of your property to seek potential breeding problems and make recommendations to prevent them. This is another task that some companies will completely overlook.

Choosing Joshua Tree for Mosquito, Flea, and Tick Control

At the end of the day, you want to choose a company that you know will perform everything properly. That means a pro that takes this threat seriously and creates a customized plan of attack.

This is important when it comes to being satisfied with your results, no matter what the season!

By making that smart choice you’ll no longer feel like you have to drag the kids inside from playing, stop the party short, or be worrying every time you’re just trying to enjoy some time outside. With mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks out of the way, you can stop stressing and get back to enjoying your beautiful property the way it deserves to be enjoyed.

If you're interested in learning more about pest control services for your home, contact us for a free pest control quote or give us a call at 610-365-4858 so that we can answer your questions.

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