Can you imagine a world without mosquitoes? first appeared on the Backyard Bug Patrol blog.
Due to a significant increase in rainfall this year, December has seen a rise in mosquito activity in the Palm Beach County area. As rainfall has continued and temperatures have remained high further protective spraying measures are being carried out this festive season.
Mosquitoes swarm after rare December deluge – Palm Beach Post (blog)
December is usually a quiet month for Palm Beach County Mosquito Control as temperatures fall and rains dry up. But this year is an exception. A rare December deluge and high temperatures running well above normal this month has meant an outbreak of mosquitoes thick enough to require aerial spraying.
Why can’t these pests just leave us alone!
Ecology: A world without mosquitoes
Malaria infects some 247 million people worldwide each year, and kills nearly one million. Mosquitoes cause a huge further medical and financial burden by spreading yellow fever, dengue fever, Japanese encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, Chikungunya virus and West Nile virus.
You may not feel as if you need to pay as much attention to your mosquito control at this time of year, but the truth is, you need to protect yourselves year in, year out! Don’t just wait for the hotter climates. These disease spreading critters are with us 24/7.