Summer Rains Increase the Mosquito Populations in Raleigh, NC
Rain this summer may have helped your home’s lawn flourish, but it has also led to an increased mosquito population in Raleigh, NC backyards. Mitch Taylor of Capital Pest Services recently spoke to WRAL about how the recent weather has increased mosquito breeding sites, as well as the dangers that these increased mosquito populations can bring.
What is it about the summertime that attracts mosquitoes? Increased humidity, rising temperatures and heavy rainfalls create warm, standing water which serves as an ideal mosquito breeding site.
According to Taylor, mosquitoes are not only annoying, invasive pests, but they can also carry a number of harmful diseases and viruses, including West Nile Virus, dengue fever and the chikungunya virus. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or attending an outdoor wedding reception this summer, it’s important to take precautions in order to deter these undesirable pests.
Mosquito Prevention Techniques to Protect You This Summer
What mosquito prevention tips does Taylor give to homeowners in the Raleigh-Durham area? There are a number of things that individuals can do to protect themselves this summer, including:
- Eliminate any standing water from kiddie pools, bird baths or gutters
- Stay indoors at dawn and dusk
- Contact a pest management professional who is a member of the North Carolina Pest Management Association for quality pest control treatment
Want to learn more about how you can protect yourself and your family this summer from pesky mosquitoes? Please don’t hesitate to contact Capital Pest Services today for leading Raleigh pest control services.