San Antonio is reporting the second wettest September on record. The rains have been heavy and there is more to come. With this kind of rain, it is no surprise that the city seems to be overrun with mosquitoes.
City officials are well aware of the mosquito problem. The San Antonio News Express reports that Mayor Ron Nirenberg is urging locals to keep their eye out for standing water and mosquito infestations and immediately make city officials aware by calling 311.
Colleen Bridger, director of the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, has her department ready to fight the mosquito problem, they are just waiting on the rain to stop. They are already treating puddles and standing water with mosquito dunks (larvacide) in order to fight diseases that mosquitoes carry.
Mosquito-Borne Disease Season
This time of year Zika and West Nile, both transmitted by mosquito, can be a threat in New Braunfels, Canyon Lake, and all of South Central Texas. West Nile is more dangerous for the young, elderly, or those with compromised immune systems, while Zika can be dangerous for pregnant women as it can cause birth defects in the unborn child.
Bridger also reminds people of their need to protect themselves. Insect repellent is a necessity for anyone spending time outdoors right now. It should be EPA-registered and contain DEET or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Also, standing water of any kind must be eliminated around the home. “It just takes a couple of drops of water,” Bridger reminds us, so flower pots, birdbaths, any type of container should be dumped regularly and even towel dried.
You Count on Professional Mosquito Control No Matter the Weather
With mosquitoes as heavy as they are right now everyone needs to amp up their protection. Professional protection takes so much of the stress off of you. But maybe you’ve thought about it and the rain has stopped you from calling. What good will it do to pay for the service, only for the rain to immediately wash the product away? Well, guess what? At Mosquito Squad of South Central Texas, we only need 30 minutes. 30 minutes is the amount of time our barrier spray treatment needs to dry for it to remain completely effective.
What we are telling you is that to be a part of your mosquito protection we don’t need the rain to stop, all we require is a break in the weather. Does that change your perspective on getting professional mosquito protection right now? We hoped that it would. Call (830) 254-5176 today and get on our schedule. We know the mosquitoes are bad out there, but they don’t have to be at home. We can eliminate up to 90% of them. And what a relief that would be.