Entries by SandraLee

Buxton best choice for mosquito control

Buxton best choice for mosquito control I am writing in support of Sandra Buxton’s candidacy. I wholeheartedly believe that she is the best choice for the Collier Mosquito Control District board. She is compassionate in what she believes in and is determined to help make sure the environment is cared for as well. Buxton has […]

Great Candidate – Buxton Needed

One of the least recognized but most valued county services is mosquito control. Sandra Lee Buxton is running for election to a Collier Mosquito Control District seat. As a local business owner and civic leader and with 30 years of service in Naples, I can’t think of a more competent and committed person than Buxton […]

Buxton would monitor mosquito spraying

Buxton would monitor mosquito spraying What do we really know about the Collier Mosquito Control District other than we hear its aircraft flying over our neighborhoods spraying? Sandra Lee Buxton wants to be elected to serve on the district board so she can put her vast experience in the health care field to work to […]

Diseases Associated with Mosquito Transmission

Several of the mosquito species that inhabit Florida are capable of transmitting pathogens that sometimes cause disease in humans, horses, and some companion animals like dogs and cats. The following is a list of mosquito-borne diseases that have been detected in Florida: Chikungunya Affects humans, no vaccine. Dengue Affects humans, no vaccine. Dog heartworm Affects […]

EPA Recommended Precautions Using Insect Repellents

Apply repellents only to exposed skin and or clothing as directed on the label. Do not use repellents under clothing. Never use repellents over cuts, wounds or irritated skin. Do not apply to eyes or mouth, and apply sparingly around ears. When using sprays, do not spray directly on the face, spray on hands first […]

What Attracts Mosquitos?

A female mosquito seeking blood to nourish her eggs is primarily attracted to carbon dioxide. When humans exhale carbon dioxide is released. After feeding on blood, the female mosquito needs to find a resting spot while her body digests the blood, this can take up to three days. She looks for dark, shady, well protected […]

What Type of Water Attracts Mosquito Breeding

Homeowners who participate in reducing the mosquitoes around the home can help decrease pesticide use, reduce the risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases, and help ease the financial burden to local governments who are responsible for area control. Surveillance for mosquitoes is required prior to the application of any insecticide to determine if an application is […]

Mosquito Bite Protection and Interventions

Floridians deal with more than 80 types of Mosquito’s and we recognize that they are annoying but more importantly carry disease. Here in Collier County we love and protect our environment so our methodologies are specific and everything in moderation. Here are a two natural ways that we can use to protect ourselves and families. […]