Mosquito awareness this week
The week of June 24-30 has been declared the 16th annual “National Mosquito Control Awareness Week” by the American Mosquito Control Association.
The AMCA, an international organization of nearly 2,000 public health professionals, has been dedicated to preserving the public’s health and well-being through safe, environmentally sound mosquito control programs since 1935. During Mosquito Week the AMCA’s goal is to educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers throughout the United States.
Cajun Mosquito Control LLC would like to remind all residents that removing standing water in or around your home or business after any rainfall will help reduce mosquito breeding. Drain pet bowls, bird baths, gutters, plant bowls, unused swimming pools or any other containers that will hold water. This should be done every three days or after each rain event. This practice will reduce the potential mosquito egg laying and breeding sites that can take place in your neighborhood.
“We are now entering peak arbovirus activity season,” said CMC owner Jessie Boudreaux. “Always remember to wear repellent when coming in contact with mosquitoes. Avoid peak activity times of dusk and dawn, and avoid using perfumes or colognes. Light, long sleeve clothing is recommended.”