The height of mosquito season came late this year.
From Houston to Tampa, from Tampa to our range of central Florida, the mosquito season kicked into high gear in September in 2017. Can you guess why? Yes, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. The hurricane season of 2017 has been devastating for many this year. Too much rain and lots of flooding. It's bad for us but great for the mosquito populations which are currently at an all time high and have been over the last month. So far there hasn't been any disease transmission that I am aware of but remember that mosquitoes have the ability to spread Zika, Ebola, West Nile and more viruses. I think we're all anxious for the end of hurricane season this year.
Meryl’s Termite & Pest Control offers a mosquito reduction program. Don't hesitate to get in contact for full details. In the meantime, here are some tips on how you can help reduce the mosquitoes around your property.
– Don’t allow standing water to gather, however, we also can safely treat bird feeders that kills the mosquito larvae which will help reduce the mosquitoes on your property.
– Trim excessive weeds, grass, and shrubs.
– Remove piles of leaves and wood piles, check clogged gutters and flat roofs that may have poor drainage and keep gutters clear.
– Keep grass and hedges cut/trimmed.
– Covers barrels and trash containers tightly with a lid.
– Do not let rain water in barrels. Remove standing water in old tires, buckets, drums, flower pots, tarps or any containers.
– Store boats covered or upside down. Use soil to fill in low areas in lawns and landscaped areas where rainwater may collect and stand for more than seven days.