Between inchworms, stink bugs and the 17-year cicada invasion, 2013 has brought invading hordes of arthropods. Get ready for mosquitoes, says Sarah Jane Wyatt, co-owner of the Richmond Mosquito Squad franchise. “It’s going to be a really rough year,” she says, “because it’s been so wet, and that’s how they breed.” Ticks, too, will be everywhere after the warmish winter. What can you do? She advises you to clear gutters and other moisture-harboring containers in the yard, and call her company to spray the perimeter with its proprietary, micro-encapsulated pyrethrin treatment. richmond.mosquitosquad.com.
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