Make pest control a team effort by offering a friendly habitat for mosquito-eating animals. Bat boxes and purple martin birdhouses will entice these creatures to your yard. And don't be so quick to rip away spider webs or swat dragonflies, especially if their presence isn't affecting the rest of your landscape.
This year, mosquitos have primarily been transmitting eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile virus to Florida livestock. As of late August 2018, EEE has been reported in 139 sentinel chickens and 51 horses, most of them in northern Florida.
Everything is bigger in Texas - and recently, that has included the mosquitos as well. Heavy September rains in Houston, combined with the usual southeastern Texas heat, have led to a surge in both the number and size of mosquitos.