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Contact: George Softly, Director of Sales and Operations 

856-793-2377

JUNE 24th – 30th is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

ALERT: NATIONAL MOSQUITO CONTROL AWARENESS WEEK  

Five Tips You Need to Know to Keep Safe and enjoy Outdoor Living

 June 21, 2011 – According the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the summer of 2012 may be one of the worst on record in years for mosquitoes.  But the upcoming “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week” (June 24 – 30)  sponsored by the American Mosquito Control Association, is bad news for mosquitoes as it brings heightened attention on what Americans can do to protect themselves from the pesky and disease-bearing vectors.

Whether from the unseasonably warm spring or wet conditions, mosquitoes are already out in full force and several parts of the country have tested positive for the West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes. I want people to contact me so that I can help them control the mosquito population on their property so they don’t have to worry about the diseases associated with Mosquito’s and ticks. Please contact me at gsoftly@mosquitosquad.com or just call me.

Here are some additional tips that have been proven to help.

1. TIP. Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children’s sandboxes, wagons or plastic toys; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs. 

2. TOSS. Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yards. 

3. TURN. Turn over larger yard items that could hold water like children’s portable sandboxes or plastic toys. 

4. REMOVE TARPS. If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment and grills aren’t taut, they’re holding water. 

5. TREAT. Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad’s eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on a property.                        

While generally a nuisance, mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 300,000 Americans have been sickened with West Nile Virus since it arrived in the U.S. 11 years ago.

For additional tips and information, visit www.mosquitosquad.com.

 

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Dread Skeeter of Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel says "I do" to mosquito control on your wedding day.

Dread Skeeter of Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel says "I do" to mosquito control on your wedding day.

When you look back over the picture book of life’s memories that play over in your mind, what are the memorable moments you remember? By far, your wedding day is one of the single most cherished memories you will carry with you until the end of eternity. Months of planning, selecting, menus, and guest lists are enough to make even the most adept bride-to-be dizzy. With all this preparation and having every “i” dotted and every “t” crossed, did you remember to take care of the mosquito control?

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Keep your outdoor event safe and special with mosquito control from Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel

Many weddings held in the mild months of spring through autumn are held outdoors. Taking advantage of the endless backdrop of beauty only mother nature can provide is a choice many couple are making on the first day of their lives together as one. Naturally, insect control is a necessity for the comfort and safety of you, your wedding party and your guests. All of us have been to an amazing event where that one little thing has ruined the whole occasion, and in the case of a wedding, a few mosquitoes can ruin that special day. Imagine the photographer trying to take a wedding party photo on the grass under a lovely cherry tree, with its blooms wafting on the wind,  only to lose sight of his best shot while trying to slap off the mosquitoes. Maybe it is the muffled out sound of your carefully written wedding vows by a crying child on the 2nd row who was just bitten by a mosquito. Unfortunately, this scenario is realistic if no one remembered to take care of the mosquito control for the perimeter prior to your wedding day. Mosquitoes and ticks as well, are vectors of insect-borne illnesses and diseases such as West Nile, Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Babesiosis, and many others. Mosquito control can not only keep your wedding day guests happy and comfortable, it will keep them safe as well.

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Keep the uninvited guests away on your wedding day with Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel can make sure your special day stays special and a memory you and your other half can remember fondly for years to come. We specialize in outdoor events such as weddings, parties, bar-mitzvahs, bat-mitzvahs and even the everyday beauty  of being able to watch the sun go down on your deck without the worry of being bitten by mosquitoes. Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel uses safe and effective barrier sprays that are sprayed in regular scheduled intervals throughout the season to keep you and your family mosquito-free all season long. Our barrier sprays kill any mosquitoes present and prevents more from coming around. No more worrying, scratching, or dangerous and foul-smelling topical insecticides to apply. One call and Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel takes care of the rest. Our safe and effective barrier sprays and misting systems also kill ticks on contact as well.

Steve Pazienza owner of Mosquito Squad of Mount Laurel, NJ

If you are planning an upcoming outdoor event such as a wedding, party or bar/bat-mitzvah contact Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel to make sure mosquitoes don’t crash your celebration. We also offer mosquito and tick control for every special day in between.Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel also makes a great wedding gift for the happy couple as well, to carry that control and peace of mind home. Contact us today.

Call us today for a free quote • (856) 793 – 2377 • email: mountlaurel@mosquitosquad.com

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The dog days of summer can still be mosquito-free with Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel.

The dog days of summer are now upon us, those late summer blahs signify the end of summer fun and the return of the daily grind of school and work. However, late summer can still afford you and your family plenty of outdoor “play time”. The weather is favorable to enjoy many of your summer activities well into the autumn. Keep in mind that we are still in the midst of mosquito season. The mosquitoes are still out there, lurking, and feeding.

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Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel offers safe and effective mosquito control

Now is the perfect time to put an end to the mosquitoes fun and games by instilling the expertise of a  licensed professional  to create a barrier of mosquito protection for your property. Many people think that by this time of the year, it is too late to introduce mosquito control into their landscape and property, this however is simply not the case. There are still roughly nine weeks left of summer, and that means nine weeks to enjoy your outdoors by contacting Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel. We apply our safe and effective barrier sprays at approximately 3 week intervals that kill and prevent mosquitoes, and this means we can still offer you the ultimate in mosquito control that will carry you through the rest of the season. Our seasonal program is pro-rated based on the number of sprays remaining in the season.

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel spraying your property with our safe and effective barrier spray

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel spraying your property with our safe and effective barrier spray

This program gives you the freedom to get out and enjoy that landscaping you poured your heart and soul into this summer. Or maybe you recently finished a summer project of an outdoor living structure you have been reluctant to really enjoy because the mosquitoes won’t allow it. Even if you have put off getting mosquito control until now, but haven’t been able to use your yard when time allowed. These are all very valid reasons to contact Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel for your peace of mind against mosquito-borne illnesses and disease, and to enjoy the small slice of summer left in the pie. Remember it is not too late to get your backyard mosquito-free for your Labor day cookout, Labor day is right around the corner.

Steve Pazienza owner of Mosquito Squad of Mount Laurel, NJ

Contact Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel to sign up today, there are approximately three(3) sprayings left in our seasonal program, and we will pro-rate the remainder for you. Don’t delay call us today for a free quote • (856) 793 – 2377 • email: mountlaurel@mosquitosquad.com

Dread Skeeter of Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel offers safe and effective mosquito control

Like many other mosquito-borne illnesses and disease, West Nile virus carries many misconceptions in regards to the symptoms, treatment and prognosis of West Nile Virus. An article  published on August 8th, 2011 by the Statehouse Bureau Staff  confirms the first case of West Nile to be reported this season to be right here in New Jersey. A 50-year-old man in Mercer County recently tested positive for West Nile virus according to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior services. According to the article, the man experienced joint pain, numbness in his hands, fatigue and fever last month prior to the diagnosis.

Here in the Garden state mosquitoes are so abundant that some residents refer to the mosquito as the “state bird”. All jokes aside, mosquitoes are a problem that cannot be ignored. With this recent diagnosis of the first confirmed case of West Nile ringing so close to home, the time to gain knowledge of how to prevent this mosquito-borne illness is more important than ever. It is time to separate fact from fiction when it comes to this serious illness.

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The Culex species of mosquito ( also known as the common house mosquito) is responsible for the West Nile Virus

One common misconception is many people believe that the wetlands, which are found throughout New Jersey and are a major part of the region’s ecosystems, are the main culprit for the mosquito that carries the West Nile virus. This is false. Healthy wetlands don’t always provide the ideal habitat for mosquitoes because the water conditions, water quality, and the presence of the mosquito’s natural predators may keep mosquitoes from using the water found in many wetlands to lay their eggs. Many believe that by draining our wetlands we can eliminate mosquitoes, and thus, cut back the number of mosquitoes left with the ability to spread illnesses such as West Nile virus. This is also false. By draining the wetland,s mosquito numbers could possibly increase by destroying the mosquitoes natural predators such as  birds, fish and other insects that eat mosquitoes. In essence draining the wetlands would hinder the reduction of mosquitoes rather than help decrease their populations.

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel spraying your property with our safe and effective barrier spray

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel spraying your property with our safe and effective barrier spray

Another falsehood is the assumption that since there is no vaccine for West Nile Virus we can do nothing about it. This is far from the actual truth. The fact is, there are many effective and no-nonsense ways to prevent West Nile Virus. There are many things you can do to reduce the risk of contracting the illness. Simple safeguards that seem so trivial compared to the potential outcome are the first lines of defense.  The first safeguard is to gain control over your property. Keep your property clean, trimmed, and free of debris, brush piles and standing water. Mosquitoes can lay eggs in even the smallest reservoir of standing water. A soda bottle top can become a nursery to 100’s of mosquito larvae. Keeping you gutters clean and free of debris and making sure window and door screening are intact and free of rips and tears where mosquitoes could lurk in is crucial. Having your property treated by a licensed professional is also an excellent way to prevent coming face-to-face with mosquitoes that could potentially be carrying West Nile Virus.

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel kills and prevents mosquitoes all season long

Most reported cases of West Nile Virus are among older adults, debunking the myth that the most likely candidates to become infected are children. Adults, and especially those over 50, are at a greater risk of contracting the illness because their immune systems are unable to fight off the illness. In reality, very few cases of West Nile Virus have been reported among children.

As is the case with any mosquito-borne illness, early detection and diagnosis is the key to a trouble-free and speedy recovery from the illness at any age. Being able to identify the symptoms just takes familiarization. Symptoms of West Nile Virus can include fever, chills, headaches and body aches and are usually accompanied by swollen lymph nodes and a skin rash. These symptom can be seen as early as 2 days following the onset of the illness. As the illness progresses, symptoms can include neck stiffness, a high fever, sever headache and disorientation. If West Nile Virus is left untreated it can lead to coma, tremors, convulsions, and the onset of West Nile Encephalitis  or Meningitis which affects the brain and nervous system. Even though early symptoms of West Nile Virus closely mimic those of the flu, any change in your body or displaying any of these symptoms should not be taken lightly. Always contact your doctor immediately at any sign of illness. Remember that symptoms such as these are your body’s way of telling you something is wrong, and should never be ignored. Early diagnosis in West Nile patients can mean the difference in a light case of the illness which  is easily treatable, or the illness becoming life threatening.

Steve Pazienza owner of Mosquito Squad of Mount Laurel, NJ

One fact that is certain is that knowledge and prevention of the mosquito is our only defense against West Nile Virus. Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel can help you in preventing mosquitoes on your property with our safe and effective barrier sprays as well as our automatic mosquito misting systems. Our barrier spray is applied at schedule intervals throughout the season to kill and prevent mosquitoes from entering your treated property. These scheduled applications ensure season-long protection. Our automatic mosquito misting systems offer the ultimate in mosquito protection with timed applications throughout the day to kill and prevent mosquitoes. Contact Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel to learn more and help you take control of your property this season. Call us at (856) 793 – 2377 or email us at mountlaurel@mosquitosquad.

Dread Skeeter mosquito control by Mosquito Squad of Mount Laurel

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel kills and prevents mosquitoes

The impact mosquitoes have on our lives is astounding. From the many diseases and illnesses they pass on  to us and our pets to the way they can wreak havoc on our outdoor enjoyment. There are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes worldwide. 150 of those species are found in North America and 63 of those species are found in New Jersey. New Jersey is actually known as “the mosquito state”. With that in mind, Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel is dedicated to making our residents aware of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illness and arm them with the knowledge to prevent both.

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel kills mosquitoes dead

Among the most invasive and aggressive species of mosquito found in New Jersey is the Asian tiger mosquito, ( Aedes albopictus). This mosquito was first introduced into North America in 1985  inside a shipment of tires  from Asia delivered to Harris County, which is in Houston, Texas. The public health service  act of 1988 actually now requires that shipments of tires coming into the United States from countries which have Asian tiger mosquitoes , fumigate, clean and dry the tires before they are shipped to avoid further infestation into North America.  Since that fateful delivery this mosquito has spread like wildfire all over the United States. The mosquito is named for its native land of Asia but also the black and white striping that cover the body of the female Asian tiger mosquito which resembles the stripes of a tiger. The aggressive nature this mosquito displays when feeding is true to its namesake as well. The Asian tiger has been reported to “swarm” its victims and  this mosquito has a voracious appetite and will feed off anything with blood, often feeding off its prey several times in before getting full.

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The Asian Tiger Mosquito

This mosquito is also widely referred to as the “forest day” mosquito because unlike other mosquitoes that usually only feed in the evening or right at dusk, the Asian tiger mosquito feeds throughout the day. This in itself brings on a whole new realm of mosquito. From our experience we are accustomed to mosquito biting times being in the late afternoon or evening. This mosquito can bite you as you get in the car on your way to work in the morning, as you leave at lunchtime to run errands, as you push your child in the swing mid-day and all during the morning, noon, and night.

Dread Skeeter of Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel

Mosquito prevention is the key to warding off mosquito-borne illness

As is the case with most mosquitoes, the Asian tiger mosquito is a known vector of mosquito-borne illness.  This mosquito is a known vector of EEE ( Eastern Equine Encephalitis) which rarely affects humans and mainly affects animals and is very prevalent among equine species such as horses, ponies, mules and donkeys. This disease has brought many a horse lover and breeder to its knees, in some cases even affecting a persons livelihood of those who raise thoroughbreds or other distinct breed of horse as their career. The Asian tiger mosquito is also suspected of being a vector for West Nile virus as well. West Nile is a deadly virus with symptoms that can range from mild to severe. If left untreated the virus can turn into West Nile encephalitis as well as West Nile meningitis.

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Mosquito Squad spraying your yard

There are many ways to prevent the Asian tiger mosquito and mosquito-borne illness from affecting you and your family. Here at Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel we recommend frequent checks of your lawn and garden areas to make sure there is no places available for a mosquito to lay eggs. Any containers, planters, bottles, cans, or children’s playthings that can accumulate moisture should be tossed out or tipped over. Keeping yard waste like brush piles and debris out of your yard is also a good preventative measure as well. Make sure to keep your yard trimmed and mowed. Having a licensed professional spray your property during the mosquito season for mosquito control is also a good idea. Most importantly if you think you may be infected or sick from a mosquito, don’t hesitate to call your doctor immediately. Diagnosing and treating mosquito-borne illness quickly is key to making sure it is treated properly and doesn’t have time to generate further problems.

Steve Pazienza owner of Mosquito Squad of Mount Laurel, NJ

Mosquito squad of Mt. Laurel can kill and prevent mosquitoes on your property all season long, including the Asian tiger mosquito. Our safe and effective barrier spray consists of regularly scheduled sprayings to kill the mosquitoes in your yard and prevent them from entering the treated area. Our barrier sprays are safe for you, your children and your pets, but NOT for the mosquitoes! We also offer an all-natural alternative to our safe and effective barrier spray that utilizes garlic. One phone call is all it takes to spend all summer mosquito free and give you peace of mind. Call us at (856) 793 – 2377 or email us at mountlaurel@mosquitosquad.com to start living bug free.

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Don't let mosquitoes rain on your 4th of July parade.

Independence day is quite possibly one of the best holidays of the year.  It is a time of emotion, pride and reflection. Everyone is feeling patriotic, there  are scores of things to do with parades and fireworks displays in every city and small town across the country. It is a wonderful time to spend cherished moments with family and friends and most importantly it marks the official beginning of summer for many of us. The warm temperatures that move from day well into the evening, make  the 4th of July holiday a perfect scenario for outdoor fun.

Many of you are already planning what you will be doing on that special day. Many will attend celebrations and some of us will be hosting celebrations in our own backyards. With that in mind, have you thought about the mosquitoes yet?

Dread Skeeter mosquito control by Mosquito Squad of Mount Laurel

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel can kill and prevent mosquitoes for your Independence day celebration

Along with the guest lists, the food and the other goodies that entail hosting a backyard or outdoor event, mosquito control is often an overlooked item but one that is crucial to the comfort and enjoyment of you and your guests.

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel has it covered. Our safe and effective barrier sprays will kill existing mosquitoes and prevent further emergence of them within your yard. Our hassle free rotation program lets you enjoy your summer without having to give mosquitoes a second thought. We even offer an all-natural barrier spray reduces the mosquito population but not to the level of the Barrier Spray.

By the way did I mention we offer tick control as well?

Steve Pazienza owner of Mosquito Squad of Mount Laurel, NJ

We are making appointments now on a first come, first serve basis for mosquito control treatments in time for the 4th of July. Don’t let mosquitoes rain on your 4th of July parade. Call us at(856) 793 – 2377   or email us at mountlaurel.mosquitosquad.com

Dread Skeeter mosquito control by Mosquito Squad of Mount Laurel

Dread Skeeter mosquito control by Mosquito Squad of Mount Laurel

Wouldn’t you rather go to the source of your mosquito and tick problems this year by treating your yard rather than yourself?

Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel is making it feasible for residents in the Mt. Laurel area to do just that with our season-long mosquito and tick control. Here’s how it works…

    • One phone call or email is all it takes. We will set you up on our rotation program varying from 14-21 day intervals throughout the season.
    • Our safe and effective barrier spray kills mosquitoes  and adult ticks within your  yard  on contact and the residual left behind will discourage mosquitoes from re-entering the treated areas.
    • Our solutions are safe for people and pets and are registered with the EPA (environmental Protection Agency).
    • Our all natural spray reduces the mosquito population but not to the level of the Barrier Spray.
    • We offer additional precautions, such as tick tubes, to aid in on-going tick protection as well.

Steve Pazienza owner of Mosquito Squad of Mount Laurel, NJ

    Mosquito Squad of Mt. Laurel covers the following counties and towns in our service area – Ashland, Bridgeboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill Township, Cinnaminson, Cinnaminson Township, Delair, Delanco, Delanco Township, Delran, Delran Township, Echelon, Ellisburg, Erlton, Evesboro, Evesham, Evesham Twp, Hainesport, Hainesport Township, Hainesprt Twp, Indian Mills, Kirkwd Voorhs, Kirkwd Vrhes, Kirkwood, Kirkwood Voorhees, Kresson, Lenola, Lumberton, Lumberton Township, Lumberton Twp, Maple Shade, Marlton, Marlton Lakes, Masonville, Medford, Medford Lakes, Medford Lakes Boro, Medford Township, Merchantville, Moorestown, Mount Laurel, Mount Laurel Township, North Delran, North Marlton, Palmyra, Pennsauken, Pine Grove, Rancocas Woods, Riverside, Riverton, Shamong, Shamong Township, Southampton, Southampton Twp, Tabernacle, Tabernacle Twp, Vincentown, Voorhees, Voorhees Kirkwood, Voorhees Township, Woodcrest. Contact us today at (856) 793 – 2377  to find out more about spending this summer bug free.
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