It has been almost 8 months since Hurricane Sandy brought her rage to the North Shore and surrounding areas. Some area residents memories, particularly in hard hit Pickering Wharf, Winter Island and Beverly, include mental images of far-reaching 30 foot waves which left an aftermath of destruction and flooding behind. It seems like just yesterday North Shore residents were left to pick up the pieces of the devastation caused by Sandy, and once again, the worst storm to hit our region in over 70 years is still cause for concern.
The impetus of the concern centers on the debris which still lingers from Hurricane Sandy which could boost mosquito populations this summer. On top of this destruction, record amount of rain all from Tropical Storm Andrea this weekend, and the left over debris still present from Hurricane Sandy makes the perfect scenario for mosquitoes to breed and thrive. The predicted increased mosquito numbers include several species linked to mosquito-borne illness such as West Nile Virus.
In some of the areas within the North Shore region hardest hit by the storm, debris is still present. For this reason officials are urging homeowners to
carefully inspect their property for storm debris that may have been overlooked to prevent mosquito breeding. Mosquito Squad of the North Shore reminds North Shore residents that inspecting your property to ensure it less attractive to mosquitoes is a crucial step in reducing mosquito numbers. It is a good idea to make these inspections a habit even in the best situations to reduce the risk of mosquitoes and mosquito borne illness. Mosquito Squad has put together a video outlining the 5t’s of mosquito control. This trendy video is set to music with a comical plot, but the subject matter should be taken seriously to help keep you and your family safe this season.
Right now is the time to act in order to reduce the number of mosquitoes, and the risk of coming into contact with a mosquito-borne illness in your backyard. Call us to set up your proactive protection throughout the season. Every 21 days, we come to your property to apply our safe, effective and EPA registered barrier spray. It dramatically reduces the mosquito population on your property, preventing the more serious diseases that mosquitoes transfer with their bites. Consider this period “the calm before the storm”; schedule your season long mosquito control before the scourge of the mosquito strikes.