Mosquitoes Take Over Family's Home After Rain Causes Flooding - WSPA.com

Mosquitoes Take Over Family's Home After Rain Causes Flooding

Posted: Updated:
Heavy rain is bringing mosquitoes and a heavy heart to David Stewart and his family. Heavy rain is bringing mosquitoes and a heavy heart to David Stewart and his family.
PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. -

Heavy rain is bringing mosquitoes and a heavy heart to David Stewart and his family.

Since the rain started his summer has been filled with worry. He lives near a river and is worried that will overflow soon but for now, the puddles are so large in his front yard that he cannot get to his vehicle.

Stewart suffers from Muscular Dystrophy and cannot leave his wheelchair. Now that he cannot get to his van, he hasn’t left his home for weeks and cannot get to this doctor’s appointments.

“I just start to feel trapped” said Stewart Sunday.

Mosquitoes have taken over the puddles and his yard. They swarm the walls and Stewart is terrified one of the bugs may have a disease and his family may get sick.

“The bugs are everywhere, they are in our hair and buzzing, you can feel them,” said Stewart.

Expert Matt Calvert of Calverts Bug Stop said the mosquitoes are worse than he's seen in a long time

“Mosquitoes and all bugs have been really challenging because of the standing water. It doesn't take much to withstand a whole colony of mosquitoes,” said Calvert.

Getting rid of standing water will help Clavert said. If you can, put down gravel or make a drain off in your yard. Make sure to cut away any shrubs that stand or hang close to your home or windows.

Any body of water nearby will attract the bugs but you can invest in certain types of fish that help eat the mosquito larvae. They will lay eggs on the water if they can find some that’s standing Calvert said.

One of the most common causes for mosquitoes in your home is standing water under your home. Check a crawl space you haven’t in a while and you may need some professional help to check or get water out.

“They're trying to find a dryer place to live just like you or I,” said Calvert.

Visit Calverts website for more

David Stewart can be reached at 864 650 0755

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Spartanburg High School Suspends Baseball Coach

    Spartanburg High School Suspends Baseball Coach

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:02:29 GMT
    Spartanburg School District Seven confirmed Friday that it has suspended its high school baseball coach, Thomas Myers, who police said "may have misappropriated school funds and misused school property for his own benefit.
    Spartanburg School District Seven confirmed Friday that it has suspended its high school baseball coach, Thomas Myers, who police said "may have misappropriated school funds and misused school property for his own benefit.
  • Spartanburg Co. Deputies Arrest Groping Suspect

    Spartanburg Co. Deputies Arrest Groping Suspect

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:20:43 GMT
    Romel Alexander AlfaroRomel Alexander Alfaro
    A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after they say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night.
    A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after they say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night.
  • 2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

    2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:48:01 GMT
    Courtesy U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionCourtesy U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.