Hurricane Irma Flooding Prompts County Effort to Combat Mosquitos
BREVARD COUNTY, FL -- Mosquito complaints are expected to increase Monday, Sept. 18, through Wednesday, Sept. 20, following expansive flooding caused by Hurricane Irma.
The severity of this mosquito emergence will be controlled by predatory minnows feeding in those same flood waters along with preventative measures taken by homeowners to drain standing water around their homes and pro-active larvicide treatments executed by Mosquito Control.
Fortunately, Brevard County Mosquito Control suffered minimal damage from Irma and will be able to respond immediately. The surveillance team will be active at a minimum of 53 sites throughout the county. Data collected this week will be used to determine spray priorities. This will ensure that areas with the biggest mosquito problems will be treated first.