When Does Mosquito Season Start In Chesterfield?

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In our Chesterfield service area, we start to see mosquitoes become active around the end of March or beginning of April, but this isn't necessarily the beginning of mosquito season. Mosquitoes don't go by a clock, they respond to temperature. Mosquitoes require a consistent temperature of 50°F in order to hatch from their eggs. Therefore, the beginning of mosquito season fluctuates depending upon prevailing temperatures. One thing we know for sure, however, is it won't be long till we're… Continue

Which Mosquitoes Carry Zika?

Each year, we hear more and more about the various viruses and diseases spread by the mosquito all over the world. For the past few years, the latest and most publicized in the U.S. is the Zika virus. The Zika virus is transmitted mainly by mosquitoes but is also transmitted sexually by folks who have no idea that they have contracted the disease from a bite. The symptoms include severe headaches, bloodshot eyes, fever, rashes, and painful joints and muscles. These symptoms usually last around… Continue

How To Limit Mosquito Exposure To Your Family

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In our Missouri, Illinois and Kansas service area, it can feel as if we are very far removed from Florida and Texas, where local cases of the Zika virus were seen in 2017, and where cases are slowly beginning to appear this year. The reality is that Zika and other mosquito-borne viruses can break out anywhere from Western Illinois all the way across Missouri into eastern Kansas. This is because the southern and eastern regions of the United States are where the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus… Continue

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