Top U.S Cities Under Threat Of Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are a problem all over the United States, however, there are some locations that suffer from these disease spreading pests more than others. Here’s an article which lists the top 10 U.S cities that are under the threat of a high mosquito population. If you fall within any of these areas, then you may want to make sure your mosquito control is up to date. In fact, even if you’re not, then it’s wise to make sure you are protected.
Mosquito season starts when spring temperatures arrive, and the insects can be most active in temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit. While it may not be possible to shield your yard and home from mosquitoes completely, there are several techniques that help deter them. Mosquitoes are able to breed in an inch of standing water, so it is best to remove any object that has the potential to hold water. For containers such as pet water bowls, vases and bird baths, you should replace the water every few days.
Our own back yards are an enticing breeding ground for these bugs. Just the smallest amount of standing water could be the perfect habitat for a mosquito.
2016 was the height of the Zika threat, but that doesn’t mean that it has gone away. With temperatures on the rise, this mosquito borne disease is still very much a risk to health. Florida was significantly effected and so it’s no surprise that Florida counties are taking preventative action.
Lee County’s mosquito control operations will be able to incorporate drone technology under more relaxed standards than they would otherwise be required to adhere to under current law. Lee County’s mosquito control efforts – which span an area that Jackson says includes “a lot of mangrove habitat” – already involve helicopters and small aircraft that monitor and in some cases treat areas with particularly high pest activity.
Your own contribution to mosquito control, no matter how small, will considerably assist in the battle we are constantly facing with these killer bugs. No action is too small to take. Let’s bring those mosquito populations down as best we can.