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4 Things Long Island Residents Should Know About Organic Mosquito Control


March 29, 2020


Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and east end tick control service, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.


Whether you decide that regular mosquito treatments or organic treatments are best for your family and property, it’s imperative to obtain treatments to protect family, pets, and friends against annoying, and potentially dangerous mosquito bites. With mosquito-borne illnesses such as encephalitis, West Nile virus and heartworm on the rise, protection is a must. Alternative EarthCare shares four things east enders should know about organic mosquito control.



  • Organic mosquito control helps minimize disease-carrying mosquitoes Both synthetic and organic sprays minimize mosquito populations on your property. Of course, there is no fail-safe way to eliminate every mosquito that flies your way, so maintaining a regular treatment schedule is important to keep populations at bay. Professionals will spray trees, shrubs, and all grounds including property lines, as well as areas that mosquitoes commonly congregate, such as by pools and ponds.
  • Organic treatments should occur every three to four weeks throughout the active season For the best results, have a professional treat the property every three-four weeks to eliminate new mosquitoes as they breed.
  • You should obtain organic emergency treatments before special outdoor events If you are planning a special event, professionals can treat the property within 24-48 hours of the event to keep guests as safe and annoyance-free as possible.
  • You can help organic treatment success by minimizing potential habitats Having a professional treat your property is the best way to keep mosquito populations down. However, there are some things that you can do to help the professionals keep the property as mosquito-free as possible. Eliminate potential breeding habitats by keeping up with maintaining areas of standing water. Eliminate standing water in buckets, urns, tires, and on tarps. Refresh bird bath water regularly, and drill holes in garbage and recycling cans so that water runs out of the bottom instead of collecting there. Be especially attentive to standing water after a rain storm when mosquitoes go into hyper-drive with breeding.


Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative EarthCare offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.