Friday, June 22, 2007

Mosquitoes Moving in YOUR MN Neighborhood? Here’s the Buzzzzz on a NEW Way to Pinpoint Treatment!

Have you noticed the green trucks and people in hip boots slogging in ponds and roadside ditches? Wonder what they are scooping out of the muck? It is the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District (MMCD) out in full force working hard to protect us from Minnesota’s "other state bird", the mosquito!
The MMCD works throughout the seven county metropolitan area (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties), controlling the insect population all summer long. With hundreds of beautiful lakes and wetlands in the Twin Cities metro area, this is a huge undertaking.

To help property owners understand what work is being done to control mosquitoes near their home, the MMCD has created a cool interactive map.
The interactive map is simple to use! Enter your street address and an aerial view of your property will be displayed. When you click an area outlined in yellow, an information box is available that includes the level of mosquitoes that were present at the last testing and what treatment will be performed to combat the pests.

I quickly pulled up a map for an area of residential acreage in Ham Lake that I frequent as a real estate agent. It was amazing how many breeding grounds and treatment areas in just one neighborhood of Anoka County!

Did you know MMCD does more than just protect against mosquitoes?

They provide several services including:

  • Testing for and controlling harmful mosquitoes

  • Monitor deer tick populations

  • Testing and controlling nuisance mosquitoes, biting gnats, and mosquitoes that transmit dog heartworm

  • Public education to reduce risk of mosquito and tick-borne diseases
If you are relocating to Minnesota, are looking for Homes for Sale in the north and east Twin Cities metro area and need help from a professional Realtor, give me a call or visit my website for a FREE Relocation Packet. I specialize in acreage properties! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.
Copyright 2007