Mosquito Season is almost upon us here in Laurel. We all need to do our part to reduce the population even before the are able to lay eggs. Please see illustration for suggestions.
The City of Laurel Pest Control are scheduled to begin their seasonal spraying beginning April 15, 2019 through October 15, 2019.
At least 50 species of mosquitoes are found in Mississippi. The majority of these species have little impact upon our daily lives. Most mosquitoes prefer to feed on animals other than humans and are rarely encountered. However, mosquitoes that do feed on humans can not only cause local skin irritation, but sometimes transmit disease. Scientists have found that only three or four species of mosquitoes are the main disease transmitters to humans or other animals. There are at least four viruses carried by mosquitoes in Mississippi: West Nile (WNV), St. Louis encephalitis (SLE), LaCrosse encephalitis (LAC), and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Because it is difficult to tell different mosquitoes apart and it is impossible to determine how many mosquitoes are infected with a disease at one time, it is important to try to avoid being bitten by any mosquitoes.
So lets not only keep our City Beautiful, lets keep our city Mosquito Free.