What’s being said about mosquitoes?
“We are seeing near-record epidemic levels in more than a dozen states associated with recent outbreaks of West Nile Virus, due to ‘infected’ mosquitoes each year.” – FoxNews.com
“It is not clear why we are seeing more activity than in recent years,” said Marc Fischer, M.D., M.P.H., medical epidemiologist with CDC’s Arboviral Disease Branch in a CDC release. “Regardless of the reasons for the increase, people should be aware of the West Nile Virus activity in their area and take action to protect themselves and their families.” – EverydayHealth.com
What types of people are most susceptible to mosquitos?
Elderly people and children are more prone to mosquito related diseases.
How long do mosquitoes live?
Lifespans vary by species. Most adult female mosquitoes live 2-3 weeks. Some species that live over-winter in garages, culverts and attics can live as long as 6 months.
Do mosquito sprays affect animals other than mosquitoes?
No! The extremely small droplet aerosols utilized in adult mosquito control are designed to impact primarily on adult mosquitoes that are on the wing at the time of the application. Degradation of these small droplets is rapid, leaving little or no residue in the target area at ground level. These special considerations are major factors that favor the use of very low application rates for these products, generally less than 4 grams active ingredient per acre, and are instrumental in minimizing adverse impacts.