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Expert Warns Of Heavy Mosquito Season

Posted at 7:06 PM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 20:14:56-04
The weather on Tuesday might not have created prime conditions for mosquitos to breed but Michael Clark knew it was only a matter of time. 
 
"We're having a lot of rain and that rain is going to puddle and give them an opportunity to breed a lot more
 
As the General Manager of Pest Incorporated, Michael said the biggest concern will be any kind of warm up following this week's rain.
 
"Once it warms up they'll get more active and the breeding will commence, moisture is the main thing they have to have it for their eggs to hatch out into adults," he said.
 
Standing water of any kind gives mosquitos the space they need to lay eggs then hatch - particular concern this year with the Zika virus inching it's way ever closer to Tennessee.
 
"You want to take every precaution you can. Eliminate standing water around your house, flower pots, old tires, pet dishes things like that. Protect yourself when your outside. Long sleeve shirts and long pants," Michael said.
 
"We can't kill all the mosquitos but it's all about reducing the chances of being bitten," he added.
 
Michael recommended having your property treated at least once a month through out the summer to control the insects.