Managing Mosquitoes During Hurricane Season
Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and continues until November 30th. With heavy rains comes pooling water and mosquito breeding. Fortunately, in St Lucie County we have a well-managed mosquito control district. These dedicated employees monitor mosquito populations throughout the county and determine the best courses of action to manage them. They also manage our county’s mosquito control impoundments. If you’ve spent any time on North or South Hutchinson Island, you probably see miles of mangroves. Many of these areas are referred to as “Mosquito Control Impoundments.” Water levels are manipulated to deter mosquito breeding. Learn more about mosquito impoundments.
But don’t leave ALL the work to St Lucie County Mosquito Control. Residents and visitors also play an important role in mosquito management. Look for places where mosquitoes breed in your home landscape and make alterations. Take time before the storm to learn about managing mosquitoes.
Hurricanes and Mosquitoes
At the UF/IFAS Extension St Lucie County, we provide research-based information about mosquitoes. We also provide licensing exam opportunities for public health pest management. Employees required to have a license to work in the mosquito control district can find our exam schedule online at http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu.