Suck it up, you live in south Texas…

The only people who love mosquitoes are exterminators and entomologists. Mosquitoes are a fact of life in Houston, deal with them. Here is some basic info:

Mosquito fact sheet.

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/preparedness/factsheet_mosquitoes.shtm

This is an interesting site, forecasting mosquito activity.

http://www.weather.com/outlook/homeandgarden/home/mosquito/forecast/USTX0617

This site is provided by your tax dollars through Harris County.

http://www.hcphes.org/hcmosquitoctrl/

 

THIS PAGE, MAY BE THE MOST USEFUL:

http://hfdapp.houstontx.gov/311/sector.php?sid=6

The above page is only for people living in Houston. In the middle of the page, under Neighborhood Protection is Report a Neighborhood Danger or Nuisance. This page allows you to anonymously report a nuisance or health problem, to the city. This includes swimming pools, ponds or drainage issues that harbor mosquitoes and pose a health risk.

I hate to suggest spying on your neighbors, but a quick look into their back yard could save a life. If your neighbors are sick or elderly, offer to check their back yard for standing water. They may be unable to do it for themselves and you can make a difference in someone’s life. If the house next door has a pool, that’s not being maintained, but you don’t want to report it, toss Mosquito Dunks over the fence, into the pool. You will need 1 “dunk” for every 100 square feet (10′ x 10′) of the surface in the pool…and the dunks need to land in the water. Mosquito Dunks are only effective on mosquito larvae and are safe for people and animals. Since a “dunk” covers 100 square feet (10′ x 10′), they may be broken or cut into smaller pieces for smaller areas. Each “dunk” will continue to work for 30 wet days, which means that if an area dries up and the dunk dries out, it will start to work again, the next time it gets wet.

…and it’s raining again.

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