In this mosquito season 2019 update, our Captain Stan (aka the Mosquito Man) shares some updates with fall approaching. Although the season is changing, that doesn’t mean mosquitoes aren’t still a threat.
Is Mosquito Season Winding Down? Don’t be Fooled
The end of summer generally means cooler temperatures, and cooler temperatures mean fewer mosquitos, right? Well, maybe. There may be fewer mosquitoes but the disease threat, particularly in 2019, is still significant and all precautions to avoid mosquito bites should be practiced until the first hard freeze in your region.
Examples, you say? Eastern equine encephalomyelitis, or EEE, has already killed four people in Massachusetts and it has been found in mosquitoes over a wide area of the state (also in some neighboring states). There have also been several fatal cases in horses in Michigan. West Nile virus has been very active throughout the country this year and in warmer areas, transmission to humans could continue into October or even November. Finally, the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti, responsible for spreading Zika virus, chikungunya, yellow fever and dengue) continues to spread throughout California.
Mosquitoes bite; they want your blood,
And they care not that they aren’t loved;
They’re nature’s scourge, so stay awake;
Protect yourself – make no mistake.
(Ok, I know that I lack an impressive iambic pentameter……)
When not dabbling in poetry, our Captain Stan (aka the Mosquito Man) is our Vice President of Technical Services. Learn more about Stan here: https://catchmaster.com/introducing-captain-stan-the-mosquito-man/
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Finally, learn more about mosquitoes from the NPMA here: https://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/mosquitoes/