Q. How often do you spray my route?
A. We monitor each spray route by setting mosquito traps during the week. We count and identify mosquitoes that are caught in the trap. We also take landing rate counts, where we count mosquitoes that land on our body within one minute. Spray missions are determined by trap count numbers, landing rate counts, service requests and weather.
Q. I live next to a lake. Are mosquitoes coming from there?
A. Usually only a few mosquitoes come from well established lakes or pond, because natural predators such as fish usually eat the larval mosquitoes before they mature. It’s possible mosquitoes are growing in areas where the lake has overflowed its banks, where water stays behind and there could be pockets of water left over that will stay wet long enough to produce mosquitoes.