Mosquito Control

Recent rain prompts mosquito control efforts

Recent rain prompts mosquito control efforts

Recent rains combined with warm, humid weather act as a perfect breeding environment for mosquitoes. This has prompted Santa Rosa County officials to direct residents to take precautions against these disease carrying pests. While Santa Rosa County has seen no local transmissions of Zika virus, mosquitoes can still transfer dangerous diseases including St. Louis encephalitis, […]

Recent rain means higher mosquito risk

Recent rain means higher mosquito risk

Following recent rainfall and high temperatures, Santa Rosa County officials are advising residents to take precautions against mosquitoes. These blood-sucking, sometimes disease-carrying pests breed well in wet, warm weather. To reduce the risk of being bitten by mosquitoes, remember the four “Ds”: DUSK to DAWN is the timeframe when mosquitoes are most active. Reduce or […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 17

Five Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 17

FLORIDA PASTOR AMONG 22 ARRESTED IN UNDERCOVER SEX STING Authorities say David Donald Hoppenjan was arrested during “Operation Undertow,” which took place earlier this month. Pensacola police said during a news conference about the multi-agency sting that undercover agents posed as teenagers on websites and the suspects attempted to meet the “teens” for sex. The […]

‘Flood’ mosquitoes have quite the bite

‘Flood’ mosquitoes have quite the bite

For weeks and weeks my husband had been complaining about his stabbing, stinging, itching mosquito bites and resultant welts. He said what made this year different was the mosquitoes were more ferocious, seemed to be much larger and were dive bombing him. At first I thought it was a just an aberration or a purposeful […]