March, 26th 2014 — The Traverse City Record Eagle highlights Hogarth’s Pest Control owner/operator Ken Hogarth. He forecasts what looks to be an intense season for mosquitoes, having seen fluctuations in past populations. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water. Winters with heavy snow accumulation directly corelate to an increase in mosquito populations. So, judging by the snow fall this winter there’s bound to be quite a bit of standing water as temperatures rise. Mosquito breeding grounds consist of lakes, ponds, puddles and marshes. These nuisance pests create quite a problem in Northern Michigan; on mosquito-intensive years we receive an uptick in service calls as a result. To read the full article, click here.