It’s bad enough having to deal with mosquitoes at home during this time of year, but when you can’t even get away from them at work it can be doubly frustrating. This is especially true in the coastal region with the constant humidity and rain. From clean-up and grading to building and landscaping, there are a few ways that you minimize the mosquito presence at every phase of the project.
Look for places where water gathers and fill in holes.
Even if there hasn’t been a recent rain, it’s a good idea to walk the site and see where there is a chance for water to pool. This creates an ideal habitat for mosquitoes to breed and then you have a much bigger problem on your hands.
Turn over equipment that could collect water at the end of the day.
Barrels, wheelbarrows and other pieces of equipment can be big trouble on a job site when they collect water. Again, this is an ideal place for mosquito larvae to mature and add significantly to your already active mosquito issue.
Make sure vegetation is cut back away from the job site.
Mosquitoes and ticks love to hang out in tall grass and other vegetation during particularly hot days. Ensure that the mosquitoes don’t have a place to ‘hang out’ on your job site so they can move along to greener pastures.
Drain pools if one exists on the site.
Whether a renovation, hotel or recreational site resided there previously. Once mosquitoes breed in such a large pool of water, it is a lot of additional work to get rid of them.
Encourage workers to dress appropriately to protect themselves.
It is incredibly hot right now in Texas. Your crew still has to dress for the job, and likely they already are required to wear long pants, work boots and appropriate shirt sleeve length. Reiterating this and making sure that they are adhering to it will help keep bites at bay.
They should check their clothes and boots, as well as their bodies for ticks at the end of the day if working around tall grass and vegetation. Shaking them out and giving them a once-over is the best practice each day.
Call Mosquito Squad to spray your job site.
The best way to protect your workers is to use the barrier spray from Mosquito Squad of Victoria. We work all the way to the coastal cities to help your crews stay safe and healthy. Keep the aggravation and distraction of pests away from your project and help them get the job done more efficiently and effectively.