Be On The Lookout For Places Where Mosquitoes Breed


Les Harrison
Wakulla County Extension Director

It is an often made wish of summer that the cold weather of winter will kill all the mosquitoes, gnats and no-see-ums. This climactic fete would spare people, pets and livestock the irritation of encountering these low flying pests and their predatory behavior.

Unfortunately, the thermometer would have to drop to levels approaching the surface temperature of the planet Neptune to eliminate these winged annoyances. Such a weather event would have devastating effects on every Wakulla County family’s power bill, along with creating some other insurmountable problems.

The arrival of the Zika virus by way of mosquitoes has many looking for alternatives to the sub-zero solution. Even frigid Alaska has mosquitoes during spring and summer, so there is no realistic hope of freezing them to extinction.

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Posted: March 10, 2016

Category: Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Mosquitoes, Wakulla County Extension

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