The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : INSECT PROBLEMS FOLLOWING FLOODING CONDITIONS The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : INSECT PROBLEMS FOLLOWING FLOODING CONDITIONS

Thursday, September 20, 2018

INSECT PROBLEMS FOLLOWING FLOODING CONDITIONS


Homeowners in southeastern North Carolina, especially those living in low-lying areas, may be faced with additional insect problems if their property has been flooded. Severe summer thunderstorms and excessive rainfall from hurricanes and tropical depressions often create flooding conditions that create ideal environments for certain insects. The following problems are those most often encountered.   

MOSQUITOES Residents can expect to encounter more severe mosquito problems about 7 to 10 days following flooding conditions. The Asian tiger mosquito is the major species encountered, since they take advantage of opportunities to breed in standing and stagnating water that has been trapped in poorly drained, low-lying areas; ditches that are clogged with silt and debris; clogged rain gutters; and carelessly discarded containers. Although spraying with an insecticide may give temporary relief, homeowners should first consider a little "R&R": 

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