Greenville Ranks High on the List Again, But this Time it’s Not Such a Good Thing

We’ve become accustomed to finding our wonderful and growing city on “Best of” lists over the last few years and we believe it’s well deserved. Well here we are on another list and again we believe it’s well deserved, but this time it’s not really somewhere we want to be. A list posted on has Greenville as number 31 on a list of the top 50 cities in the country for Mosquitoes. How many thousands of cities are even in the United States??? And we are 31?!?!

And It’s Already HOT!

The higher the temperature the more the mosquitoes come out and we hit the 90-degree mark 3 days in a row last week. So just because it’s only May that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start thinking about how you are planning to fight mosquitoes this year. The fight is on. Do you have a plan?

Citronella and lavender plants by the patio? 31st in the nation… do you think that will do it? Definitely not!

Not to downplay the things that should be done in your yard. Cleaning up any standing water and not allowing it to collect again is very important, clearing up wet leaf piles or damp wood piles as well. We suggest you follow our 5Ts of Mosquito Control if you aren’t sure about what you should do in your own yard to keep the mosquitoes away. However, please don’t think that your own efforts to clean up will be enough because even though YOU are keeping all the water and debris cleaned up at home, that doesn’t mean your neighbors are. Mosquitoes travel, so you can do all the water tipping you want and if the older lady down the street doesn’t or can’t get out to do it herself her mosquitoes are going to spill over into your yard.

Call the Professionals

Mosquito, tick, and flea-borne illnesses are up by 300% over the last 13 years according to a new report from the CDC. CNBC quotes Dr.Lyle Peterson of the CDC, “Increased global travel and trade, environmental changes and a lack of prevention efforts have all contributed to the problem.” Obviously, with our own mosquito numbers, we are right in the middle of this growth. It’s something that we have to take very seriously as individuals and as a community.

Professional mosquito treatment is going to be essential if you are hoping to enjoy your outdoor spaces this year. Actually considering the higher threat of disease it’s really essential if you plan on spending time outside at all and Mosquito Squad of Greenville is your “Best of” for that. Our barrier treatment will eliminate 85-90% of mosquitoes in your yard and continue to work for up to three weeks, until the next scheduled treatment. We encourage you to do all you can when it comes to mosquito control and call us so that we can help do all we can. Call us today at (864) 362-2013!

** and finally… grab a neighbor and go help the older lady down the street. This is a community problem and it deserves community solutions.