May usually brings rain to Southeast Texas, and with it comes an increase in mosquito activity. The Woodlands Township urges residents to take precautions to avoid exposure to mosquitoes.
“We begin trapping in earnest in May to send samples to the Department of State Health Services for disease testing. Residents can greatly reduce their risk of mosquito-borne diseases by remembering to Get W.E.T.”
– Megan Jamieson, The Woodlands Township Mosquito Surveillance & Education Program Coordinator
Any standing water that persists for 7 days can breed a whole generation of mosquitoes – from egg to flying, biting adult – which makes it important to walk your landscape regularly and drain after rain. Residents play a key role in the collective fight against mosquito-borne viruses like Zika and West Nile by reducing sources of water in their yards.