Welcomed August rains will also bring explosion of unwanted mosquitoes

Welcomed August rains will also bring explosion of unwanted mosquitoes

A rare August deluge driven by a stalled cold front has given South Texas a break from the summer heat and put the region at risk for flash flooding, with rain remaining in the forecast for San Antonio. The forecast calls for chances of rain through Monday.

mosquito-larvaeThe weather system, which is fairly unusual for August in Texas, is likely to continue, resulting in persistent rainfall, according to the weather service. Forecasters warned that with the ground saturated, flash flooding remained possible at least through this evening.

The great news is that the rain provided an immediate boost to the Edwards Aquifer, the region’s main water supply, however what most people need to now be concerned for is standing water that will also surely bring on an explosion of mosquitoes in San Antonio neighbors through the end of this summer.

San Antonio can expect a huge increase in mosquito population within a week after the rain falls. While this late-summer variety of mosquito isn’t responsible for a lot of disease, it is the most aggressive biter of all the types Bexar county gets. They wreck more barbecues and get-togethers than you can imagine.

 

2017-01-22T17:16:26+00:00August 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|