Hurricane Florence increases Mosquitoes in Raleigh

Hurricane FlorenceAlthough the Research Triangle was spared the devastating winds of a Category 3 or Category 4 storm when Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday 9/14/2018, heavy rains have caused widespread flooding throughout southeastern North Carolina and has drenched the Raleigh area. Even though the main effects of the winds and rain have diminished in Raleigh, the saturation of the rain has left the area prone to mosquitoes that normally breed where water is prevalent and both heat and humidity are extreme. Raleigh is already listed at #6 in the top 20 worst mosquito cities in the United States, and with the current conditions left from Hurricane Florence, it’s predicted that there will be a major increase for mosquitoes not only in Raleigh, but in most North Carolina cities and towns.

Saturated Ground Makes Uncommon Locations Perfect for Mosquito Breeding

Most Raleigh based mosquito control companies will typically address mosquito breeding locations where water tends to collect naturally, such as ponds and streams that are within close proximity of a house or business where they are performing a mosquito control treatment. The problem with the flooding from Florence is that it has made areas that don’t normally experience cycles of mosquito breeding primed for mosquitoes to lay eggs. With this being the case mosquitoes don’t have to travel far to lay their eggs and rapidly reproduce.

Get Ahead of Mosquito Infestation with a Professional Exterminator

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The Mosquito Tek Exterminator
Most homeowners just don’t have the resources to combat heavy mosquito infestations such as what Raleigh is now facing from all the mosquitoes left from Hurricane Florence, and even the most effective mosquito repellents or store bought insecticides won’t prevent mosquitoes from turning yards into havens for mosquito larvae to flourish. Professional mosquito exterminators such as Mosquito Tek have not only the best commercial grade insecticides needed to eliminate the worst cases of mosquito infestations, but they also have the experience needed to make sure that the breeding cycles will be broken.

Neighborhoods Work Collectively to Control Mosquito Populations

When disasters strike, North Carolinian’s are known for their resolve in helping each other overcome whatever damage is done to their neighborhoods, and as the cities and towns of eastern North Carolina work toward clearing downed trees and restore lost power, the people in Raleigh are faced with helping each other reduce the impact of heavy mosquito populations not only on their own property, but on properties adjacent to their home which can still be havens for mosquitoes unless the barrier for preventing their return is as wide as possible. Mosquito Tek understands that the most effective mosquito control treatments involve treating the widest area possible, and to help the Raleigh residents they have a neighborhood discount where homeowners can get together and purchase a treatment plan as a group.

Protecting the Environment while Killing the Mosquito Infestations

Raleigh might be faced with trying to eliminate a large influx of mosquitoes, but it doesn’t have to come at the cost of damaging the delicate ecosystem within the area. As business owners and homeowners start the process of getting mosquito populations under control around their home or company property, areas that are sensitive to chemical based insecticides can be treated with all-natural mosquito insecticides that won’t harm organic gardens, wildlife, or add risk to families and pets. Ask about organic mosquito control if this is a concern when you call in to order the mosquito service.