Wet Weather Breeds More Mosquitoes

According to recent weather reports, the wet weather conditions across the nation this spring and fall have created a veritable breeding ground for mosquitoes. As a result, these annoying little pests are likely to be out in huge numbers this year.

While that may seem like a minor problem, it may actually lead to other related, and even more serious, problems. For example, an increase in mosquitoes means an increase in mosquito bites.

That also leads to an even higher risk of mosquito-born illnesses, including:

  • West Nile Virus
  • Dengue Fever
  • Malaria
  • Rift Valley Fever
  • Yellow Fever

While these diseases aren’t exactly a common threat, most of them create very dangerous symptoms. Some of them, such as West Nile Virus, can even be deadly if left untreated for too long.

Avoiding mosquito bites often requires wearing thick and long clothing that is much too hot to wear in the heat of summer. And applying substances, such as bug spray, are often much more ineffective than most people realize.

And bug zappers, as fun as they may be, won’t be effective against this veritable mosquito invasion. This is especially true if you live near an area mosquitoes may enjoy using as a breeding ground, such as swamps, ponds, rivers, and other types of wetland.

So if your home is experiencing a higher than usual influx of mosquitoes, it might be a good idea to call your local pest control specialist. They can identify mosquito breeding grounds and eliminate them from around your home.