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Mosquito Control in the Louisiana Wetlands

Louisiana is home to huge amount of bayous and marsh, which are a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Effective mosquito control in the wetlands can be the difference between a lot of bites and having a comfortable working environment.

Why should I care about mosquitoes?

Simply put, diseases are the primary reason why should you care about mosquitoes. West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis are transmitted via mosquitoes, even to your pets. That being said, mosquitoes are a highly important part of the Louisiana marsh ecosystem. Many animals rely on these bugs as a source of food.

Stan’s Airboat & Marsh Excavation Service works in the wetlands of Louisiana, where mosquitoes thrive. This is why we offer mosquito control in the wetlands. This service consists of draining standing water quickly before the mosquitoes have time to get to it. Standing water is where mosquitoes reproduce. We are attempting to keep the numbers reduced by eliminating the mosquitoes at their different stages of life.

Louisiana’s Swampland Helps Keep The Mosquitoes At Bay

Mosquitoes will seek out environments that are favorable to their needs. They can fly more than 30 miles to be in a more suitable location, which means that they are essentially impossible to completely eradicate the pest. So, what do we do in order to keep the population minimal? We use the wetlands themselves.

Healthy wetlands, like the swamps here in Louisiana, can actually help keep the mosquito population at bay. There are a lot of natural predators that feed on mosquitoes. Dragonflies, waters striders, birds, bats, and frogs all eat mosquitoes. Keeping the wetlands healthy is a great start to keeping the mosquito population down. Studies have shown that mosquito populations are lowered whenever a healthy wetland is maintained near their population areas.

What Can You Do?

First thing that you can do for your worksite is contact Stan’s Airboat & Marsh Excavator Service for our mosquito control service. We understand how to keep the numbers down. The best way to control the mosquito population is through integrated pest management. This technique takes the four stages of the mosquito life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult, into consideration. Of these four stages, only the adult stage (when a mosquito bites) does not depend on standing water. 

For anyone working in the Louisiana wetlands, the key to keeping bug bites to a minimum is to wear light-colored clothing that is thick enough to fully protect your skin. You can also wear bug repellent. There are many made with DEET, which is a powerful insect repellent. There are myths that DEET is bad for your skin, but this has been proven otherwise many times over. 

Stan’s Airboat and Marsh Excavator Services has the experience and the knowledge to tackle a variety of projects within the Louisiana wetlands, from marsh constructions, oil spill cleanup and recovery, to erosion control needs. Contact Stan’s mosquito control experts today.

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