TruGreen Announces List of Top 10 Cities Bothered by Mosquitoes
As the weather (finally) starts warming around the country, various cities are already being invaded by mosquitoes in a recent release that lists the top U.S. cities most bothered by mosquitoes.
The mosquito-biting season can last from five to seven months of the year, and according to customer data we’ve compiled, these cities are most bothered by mosquitoes ruining their time outside:
- Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas
- Trenton, N.J.
- Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
- Washington DC
- Tampa, Fla.
- Nashville, Tenn.
This year we specifically examined mosquitoes because beyond being a nuisance they also carry diseases that make them a health concern. As the summer approaches, more families are enjoying time outside, and we know protecting your family and friends from biting insects is a priority. Our Mosquito Defense service targets mosquitoes where they live, eradicating them from your yard in 24 hours.
“At TruGreen, we are always looking for ways to enhance our services and provide even greater value to customers. To support our mission to help people live life outside, we are building on our years of expertise in the field servicing millions of lawns across the country to offer a way for people to enjoy themselves outside without the nuisance of mosquitoes,” said John Bell, board certified entomologist and TruGreen regional technical manager.
“Most people protect against mosquitoes by using a repellant or citronella candles, but these methods do not target the places mosquitoes hide including low hanging limbs, ornamental foliage, potted plants and ground cover. TruGreen Mosquito Defense targets these places, eradicating the mosquito population in homeowner’s yards and allowing people to spend more time living life outside.”
No matter where you live, you can take steps to minimize mosquitoes in your yard
- Removing or regularly replacing standing water that accumulates in objects such as buckets and birdbaths where mosquitoes lay their eggs.
- Making sure your yard is free from piles of twigs, branches and leaves which provide harborage for mosquitoes.
- Keeping your lawn well mowed and other vegetation trimmed to eliminate cool spots where mosquitoes prefer to hang out.
- Taking the necessary precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and considering hiring a professional lawn care company to kill mosquitoes where they rest – in trees, shrubs, mulched areas and all types of ground cover.
Frequently asked questions about our Mosquito Defense service
Does TruGreen spray the entire lawn for mosquitoes? No. A well-maintained lawn provides mosquitoes poor protection from exposure to the sun and heat. That is why we treat shrub beds and tall grassy areas, which mosquitoes seek out to rest during the day.
My city has mosquito trucks, so why do I need you to treat? Fogging is used by many municipalities for large-scale control of mosquitoes. This treatment is not as effective in reducing mosquito populations in and surrounding the immediate backyard and other outdoor areas of our customers.
Does TruGreen Mosquito Defense prevent mosquitoes from flying into my yard from my neighbor’s property? No. Mosquitoes can fly only short distances as adults before they must seek shelter and rest. By treating the ornamentals on customers’ properties, we effectively protect their landscape from adult mosquitoes seeking shelter in treated shrubs during the day.
How long does treatment last? One treatment lasts approximately one month.
The list of cities most bothered by bugs was developed by TruGreen based on an analysis of customer sales data from January 2017 to December 2017.
TruGreen is offering initial treatments of Mosquito Defense for $39.95 and for best results, TruGreen recommends monthly treatments. For more information about mosquito service offerings at TruGreen and how to prevent mosquitoes from ruining your time outside, click here.