Remove Any Standing Water After A Storm

The recent heavy rain storm that hit New Orleans caused widespread flooding. The large amount of rain associated with Hurricane Barry left standing water on many properties. Right now, it is very important that you check your yard for pooling water or water gathering in items like trash cans and garden pots.  Even though adult mosquitoes do not generally survive high winds during a hurricane or heavy storms, Mosquito eggs laid in the soil by floodwater mosquitoes may still hatch. This typically leads to a very large population of floodwater mosquitoes.

What You Need To Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that these types of mosquitoes are called nuisance mosquitoes. Nuisance mosquitoes do not typically spread viruses that make people sick. The types of mosquitoes that can spread viruses may increase 2 weeks to 2 months after a hurricane, especially in areas that did not flood but received more rainfall than usual. In areas with Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the spread of Zika, chikungunya, or dengue, may increase from the hatching of Ae. aegypti eggs from water-holding containers, according to the CDC.

Because people spend more time outside cleaning up after a hurricane or flood, they are more likely to be bitten by nuisance mosquitoes. Large numbers of nuisance mosquitoes can affect recovery efforts. For this reason, local or state mosquito control experts will often take steps to control these mosquitoes. But, you can help with the mosquito efforts but removing standing water on your property. Normally, water can pool in trash can tops, small containers, and storage containers. Try to empty these items regularly.

For more information visit: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/vector/mosquitoes-and-hurricanes.html

An Environmentally Friendly Solution

The In2Care® Mosquito Trap uses water with an odor  to attract egg-laying Aedes mosquitoes. Once inside the plastic container, they come in contact with a biological control agent that eliminates them. The system uses a fungus that kills the mosquito several days after infection and can prevent disease transmission. It exploits the fact that Aedes like to divide their eggs over multiple sites; by letting them fly out of the trap while carrying larvicide on their legs. They transport the larvicide and contaminate several breeding sites around the trap. This way, you can get rid of larvae in small and hard to find spots. The In2Care Mosquito Trap is the first trap that uses a biological control agent to kill mosquitoes. The larvicide is US-EPA-approved and World Health Organization-recommended.  Call Terminix today to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard. The system can protect you and your family for only $95 per month.

If you are worried about mosquitoes during the hot summer months around your home, call us. Terminix can create custom tailored pest control services to meet your specific needs. Our trained technicians will rid your home and yard of all pests. Our mission is to provide total customer satisfaction by providing tailored services to meet individual client needs.

Call us at the Eastbank office at (504) 834-7330, the River region at (985) 652-7378, or on the Northshore at (985) 643-6542.

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