Heavy mosquito season in East Texas
POSTED: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:38pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 1:02pm
Tyler, TX (KETK) — It's not even mosquito season but East Texans are seeing them everywhere, and with April showers and May flowers the water is stagnating.
Reports say, mosquitoes are becoming problem sooner than expected, and a heavy mosquito season because of the mild winter.
"Mosquitoes are born, live, breed and die within 100 to 150 yards that's their world that it," says Bob Gardner, Notheast Public Health District.
There wasn't cold weather to take out the larvae and the eggs.
Experts suggest to clear out all standing water from your property.
"Check after every rain to see that you don't have something in your backyard that's holding water because that's where the mosquito problem in going to begin," says Joel Lowry, Best Pest Control.
Lowry adds, "You want to make sure your yard is well drained to protect you from mosquitoes."
Northeast Public Health District has already started fogging East Texas if when the official season starts late April early May.
Experts say, mosquitoes carry several viruses, west nile being a serious case, but not in the East Texas area, but eventually could be.
Reports say, in 2012 there were more than 1,500 confirmed cases in Texas and at least 70 deaths.
Gardner says, kill the mosquitoes, remove or treat standing water.