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In Wake of Foreclosures, Mosquitoes Pose Serious Issues…

“The abandonment of pools due to foreclosure is important as mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. When pools are not maintained and/or properly treated, the potential for a significant mosquito infestation rapidly rises. Considering that the standing water that collects naturally in empty flower pots or bird baths provides a terrific opportunity for mosquito breeding, an abandoned swimming pool offers an even greater chance for a major pest infestation that can affect the homes adjacent to the foreclosed property.”

“Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance pest but also, a major health threat,” said Greg Baumann, senior scientist for the NPMA. “While associated with causing itchy welts, these pests can also transmit West Nile virus (WNV). In fact, the Center for Disease Control reported that WNV resulted in more than 1,300 human cases and 44 fatalities across the U.S. in 2008. Awareness of conducive conditions for mosquito breeding, especially in and around foreclosed homes, is the key to preventing potential mosquito infestations and limiting WNV in 2009.”

  1. Eliminate breeding sites – stagnate water,easier than swatting once they hatch and start biting
  2. Screens in good repair
  3. Keep doors closed
  4. When watering plants don’t allow water to build up in the tray
  5. Discard old tires and items that hold water
  6. Report green pools to your respective cities “Fight the Bite”
  7. Dense foilage & vines encourage mosquitoes

Ok there are a few things you can purchase to help:

  1. Maricopa County sells fish that just love mosquitoes
  2. ProBest store sells mosquito traps $5.99 and repellent bug button that you pin to your clothes and is a non pesticide item $.99 and $1.49 wristbands

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  • Stephan Yard

    Thanks for the good information. There are many insects that are the primary carriers of human diseases. One of the main insect is mosquito which may cause diseases like Malaria, yellow fever, Dengue fever and West Nile virus. In order to get prevention from such diseases we have to take some preventive measures earlier. circumstances. It is better to use a natural insect repellent.

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