Temperatures are rising and ticks, mosquitoes and earwigs will soon be making the scene here in New England. Warm temperatures combined with steady rain showers and fast melting snow creates the perfect breeding grounds for these unwanted pests. Although we Had a brief cold snap in the beginning of winter, a longer duration of extreme cold is needed to influence and limit reproduction. Early spring temperatures are causing ticks and mosquitoes to be active now and get a head start in breeding, causing a boom of development in the months to come.
Although we have no cure-all solution for the control and reproduction of these pests, we can limit the presence and reproduction in our own landscapes.