he number of service requests this November was near average (129 compared to a five-year average of 131), whereas in December the number of service requests dropped below average (85 compared to a five-year average of 111). The decline was mainly from a lower number of mosquito-related calls and much lower than average number of yellowjacket/wasp requests (three in December 2022 compared to a five year December average of 30). Yellowjacket and wasp service requests were consistently below average all of 2022. One category that was higher than average in both November and December was rodents (66 in November compared to a five-year November average of 41 and 44 in December compared to a five year December average of 34).
The “other” category included a variety of insect-related requests regarding cockroaches and flies and non-insect requests concerning mites.
The following table contains the number of each type of service request in November and December 2022 compared to the five-year average in November and December.
|Type of Request||November 2022||5-year November average||December 2022||5-year December average|
This graph shows the number of service requests by type in 2022. Rodents related requests are the most frequent category in the winter months.
Page last reviewed January 6, 2023