The Most Deadly Killer In The World, Is Now Calling Montana Home
Alas, my friends, I am not talking about tourists. We all know how you feel about the invasion of tourists during our 3 months of no snow here in Montana. The season I am talking about is also one of the deadliest, again, not tourists.
From May through September, these little blood suckers are at their prime in Montana. Luckily, because we don't typically have a lot of super hot months, our season is short compared to some U.S. states.
Get ready to grab a can of OFF, some citronella candles, or whatever other tactic you use to keep these little flying pests away while you enjoy your summer.
Mosquitos are the deadliest insetcts, and we have entered their favorite time of year.
The WHO (World Health Organization) claims that mosquitos kill over 700,000 people per year, making them the most deadly bug on earth. It's crazy to think that those tiny little flying pests are the cause of so many deaths per year.
There are ways you can prepare for when the little pests are most active. According to Terminix:
- Don't have standing water. So for example, the cute bird baths in the backyard should be emptied every night. You can refill it in the morning when the temps get a bit warmer, but having that sitting water is a dream come true for breeding mosquitos.
- Don't let leaves or debris fill up your gutters. Basically, any spot that is moist and has any water sitting is good enough for mosquitos to breed in.
- Have a pool or pond? Consider installing something that will keep water constantly moving so it is not sitting dormant. If the water is moving, breeding won't come as easy for the tiny killers.
- Of course, if you can, avoid being outside during their peak hours, but that isn't really ideal when we only get a few months of warm weather.
CC: Terminix, World Health Organization