AS IF HURRICANES HARVEY AND IRMA AND MARIA HAVE NOT CAUSED ENOUGH SUFFERING, NOW COME THE MOSQUITOES


ohDEER is the leader in all natural deer, mosquito, and tick control.  Now in our 10th year in business, we meet the need of a public increasingly looking for all natural methods and solutions to keep safe, stay free of bites, and prevent deer from munching on the plants on their properties.

Our corporate headquarters are located in Wayland, MA.  Out of this office we also service directly the Boston Metro South region.

ohDEER’s franchise business, only three years old, has seven locations.  Each of the seven locations is dedicated to one of the following geographic areas:

North of Boston, South of Boston, Central Massachusetts, Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands, Eastern Long Island (NY), and Central New Jersey.

Now, to get back to the “keep safe” and “stay free of bites” front, we speak to keeping people safe, and free of the bites, of mosquitoes and ticks, both which transmit disease to people, pets, and livestock.

Among the subjects that ohDEER addresses on this blog are environmental and seasonal and weather, and how all of it affects deer, mosquitoes, and ticks.

The weather catastrophes of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and now Maria, have rendered almost incalculable pain and suffering and loss across many fronts, and in many ways,

One way that the hurricanes are creating distress is that the damage they have caused makes for fertile environments for mosquito breeding.  Indeed this is what happens when hurricanes hit warm and hot environments.

Yet, curiously, it isn’t so much in the short-term that hurricanes foster conditions hospitable for disease-carrying mosquitoes, but a ways down the road.

Consider this excerpt from a September 6 Popular Mechanics story, titled, ‘Houston’s Next Battle After Harvey: Mosquitoes. The little buggers are about to be everywhere”:

“Mosquitoes are more than just itch-creating pests, of course. They’re incubators for disease.  Zika, West Nile, Yellow fever, Dengue fever, the list goes on.  West Nile in particular has been in Texas since 2002; in 2016 there were 370 recorded cases.  Before Harvey, there were already 57 recorded cases, including 3 deaths.

“In the short term, this isn’t an immediate threat, as floodwater mosquitoes don’t carry diseases.  ‘Then as conditions dry up,’ says Sonja Swiger of Texas A&M, ‘we will cycle out of those weeks of floodwater mosquitoes, and then begin cycling into a period of time where the disease-transmitting mosquitoes will emerge and build up. So, the initial run of mosquitoes is not too much of a disease threat although a huge nuisance to people but it’s the next run we really need to be concerned about.”

Please click here to be taken to the full story, which is written by David Grossman.

An explosion of disease-carrying mosquitoes. . As if the peoples of the hurricane-hit areas do not have enough with which to contend and be concerned.

Here in this space we will post updates on the mosquito situation in Florida and Texas and the Caribbean, and other areas hit by the recent hurricanes, and the efforts to battle and protect residents from potential outbreak of mosquito-borne disease.

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