Consider this. Did you know that community volunteers picking up roadside trash are not only engaging in community beautification but are helping improve mosquito control throughout the area(s) they’re working on?
This actually applies anywhere, including your home. Mosquitos need less than a teaspoon of water to breed, and removing trash indeed helps reduce mosquito breeding grounds.
Trash Makes Great Mosquito Breeding Grounds
Any trash that can collect water qualifies as mosquito breeding grounds, and that’s most trash. Cans, cups, bags, and boxes all collect water and breed mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are incredibly common around abandoned tires. Abandoned tires are great mosquito breeding grounds that definitely help retain water within an area longer after it rains. Trash cans should be covered to avoid water collection.
Take it from experts who are declaring that trash is attracting mosquitoes. One expert says that trash is what really could be attracting a plethora of mosquitoes in the Bay Area, for example.
“The Bay Area is rather a mess,” said Richard Duhrkopf, a nationally recognized mosquito expert and associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. “There is a lot of different kinds of mosquitoes that are active there… Not the least of which, there is a lot of habitat for them to breed in. There’s a lot of trash, a lot of abandoned tires, all kinds of things like that.”
Regardless, Unique Outdoor Mosquito Control Can Help
We can give you effective mosquito control in your own outdoor space, regardless of any retained or surrounding water. Unique Outdoors provides state-of-the-art and reliable mosquito control in Houston. Contact us today for more information.
You can learn more about litter collection and how it is being used to safeguard against the zika virus via this link here: http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/sugar_land/news/litter-collection-a-way-to-safeguard-against-zika/article_3b595fe4-52ba-517b-9566-53c5948c1230.html