Mosquito Season Is Here!
Shay Runion, VP HR & Professional Development
The good news is, flowers are blooming, the days are
getting longer and it is finally getting warmer. The bad news
is, that means mosquito season is right around the corner.
Experts are predicting huge populations of the dreaded menace this
year and given the warm winter we experienced, we have already seen
infestations in some areas.
While mosquitoes are most known for the painful, itchy
welts they leave behind, this tiny pest may also pose a big health
risk. They can spread diseases like West Nile Virus and
Encephalitis and infect your family pet with heartworms.
To protect your family and pets, Arrow has put together
some simple steps you can take:
- Avoid being outdoors at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are
most active. If you do go outside, be sure to wear mosquito
repellant containing DEET.
- Eliminate all standing water around your home. This
includes wading pools, birdbaths, flower pots and clogged gutters.
Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water and can develop from egg to
adult in as little as 10 days.
- Cut back shrubs and other foliage where mosquitoes
- Keep your swimming pool covered when not in
- Make sure all your windows and doors have screens that
are in good repair to keep mosquitoes outside where they
- Use yellow bulbs in outdoor fixtures which are less
attractive to flying insects.
We hope these tips will help you and your family enjoy a
mosquito-free spring and summer this year.