Mosquito Control News: Hurricane Hermine Means More Standing Water and More Mosquitoes

Author: Mosquito Squad of St. Petersburg-Clearwater

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Hurricane Hermine brought a lot of water with it to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. More water means more breeding opportunities for mosquitoes. We saw a huge uptick in mosquito activity after Tropical Storm Colin and we anticipate things to be even worse given the amount of rain we have seen this week.

What Can You Do To Protect Your Yard From Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes cannot breed unless there is standing water available. The life cycle of a mosquito starts in the water. If you eliminate standing water on your property you will go a long way in protecting your yard from mosquitoes.

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The graphic below details each one of the 5 T’s Mosquito Squad recommends for reducing mosquito breeding opportunities on your property.

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CDC Says Zika Carrying Mosquito Considered A Container Breeding Mosquito

With current concerns over the zika virus; it is more important than ever to get rid of standing water on your property. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the mosquito that carries viruses like zika and west nile. According to the CDC, it is considered a “container breeding” mosquito because its females lay eggs in standing water that has accumulated in manmade containers.

Be sure to identify all standing water including standing water that occurs in nature inside of tree stumps, logs and ground depressions.

Once you have identified and addressed all of the standing water concerns on your property it is time to treat. That’s where we come in! Mosquito Squad uses EPA approved repellents that are effective against all mosquito breeds; including the Aedes aegypti.

Our technicians are well trained in identifying mosquito breeding opportunities. Our quotes are always free. Give us a call today and let us help you create a multi-tiered plan to protect your family from mosquitoes and the viruses they carry.