The Athens Banner-Herald, at OnlineAthens.com, published a good article on mosquito control. Written by Elmer Gray, an entomologist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, the article is entitled “UGA Entomologist: End of Rain Will Bring Mosquitoes” and discusses all the topics we like to cover on our Mr. Mister Mosquito Control blog.
From water containers and standing water promoting mosquito breeding, to mosquito life stages and mosquito-borne diseases like Zika, as well as mosquito prevention, we found the article to be informative and timely.
Backyard mosquito control adds to the enjoyment of our homes, but keep in mind, the danger mosquitoes pose is real and serious, a point brought out in this specific article, “Last year the Georgia Department of Public Health recorded 64 human cases of West Nile with seven deaths. The number of people exposed to the virus was surely much greater, as only 1 of 5 people exposed to the virus typically become ill. Peak transmission of West Nile occurs between Aug. 15 and Sept. 15, but suppressing mosquito populations now can help to prevent larger populations later, and the compounding effects on disease transmission.”
Kudos to Elmer Gray and the Athens Banner-Herald for publishing a great article!
To read the full article, visit: http://www.onlineathens.com/news/20180602/uga-entomologist-end-of-rain-will-bring-mosquitoes