RAPID CITY, S.D. — Summer is a time to be exterior.
It’s a good time to get pleasure from a number of ball video games and picnics.
But it doesn’t matter what exercise you’re having fun with, you wish to be ready.
Rapid City employees is getting ready by packing their mosquito management and prevention tools.
Every week earlier than Memorial Day, crews have been out inserting larvicide briquettes in swimming pools of standing water, or water that hasn’t evaporated.
“Those briquettes will final for about 180 days,” stated Scott Anderson, the Parks Division Manager for the City of Rapid City. “What they do is that they kill the larvae of the mosquitoes, so the mosquito lays eggs within the water after which the larvae will likely be killed in order that they gained’t hatch into precise grownup mosquitoes.”
Recent moisture, though good for the world would possibly add to the mosquito drawback.
Anderson says mosquito larvae can construct up in locations the place standing water is prevalent, like an outdated tire in your yard or chook bathtub.
If you’re going to be out and about, particularly late at evening, he says that’s when the mosquitoes with West Nile Virus usually tend to fly.
“During the day, typically, for those who get bit by mosquitoes, if there’s some through the day, that’s normally not too large an issue,” Anderson stated. “It’s the evening time ones that may normally carry that West Nile Virus.
He says to be sure you’re utilizing mosquito spray, ideally with DEET.
The metropolis will proceed to do mosquito therapy when it might probably, however Anderson says that the most suitable choice could also be defending your property.
“Generally it really works pretty good however, if we’re happening the road, it’s most likely not gunna get into your again yard,” Anderson stated.