As the temperatures rise more families head outside to enjoy outdoor activities. These activities can be cut short by a variety of common pest to the St. Louis area. The mosquito population in the St. Louis area is expected to increase with the above average precipitation and flooding that was experienced earlier this spring. Standing water creates the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos to hatch larvae. A quick inspection of your property may uncover small areas that have standing water. We advise draining these areas completely in order to minimize mosquito populations on your property. Be sure to check playground equipment, bird baths, and gutters for moisture.
St. Louis may be at a higher risk for the Zika virus SLU researchers indicate. For more information see the article: http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/zika-risk-may-be-high-in-st-louis-and-st/article_d2a47584-2e55-564a-bf65-d0733bc06817.html