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Mosquitoes are disgusting and nasty bloodsucking insects. As if that weren’t enough, mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting many diseases to humans such as West Nile, Zika and dengue fever to name only a few. Scientists predict that climate change will only worsen the problem over time. No other living creatures have killed more human beings than the mosquito.
Mosquito Reduction Program
We have an effective mosquito reduction program which uses a mosquito fogger. Treatment is on a monthly basis during mosquito season. One time treatments for outdoor events such as graduations and weddings are also available. No mosquito control program is 100% effective because mosquitoes from untreated areas will simply fly to the next property. It is, however, effective on a reduction basis. This is why we like to refer to it as a mosquito reduction program.
Helpful tips to reduce mosquito populations around a home
- Do not allow standing water to gather. This is especially the case during the wet season. Many mosquito species need standing stagnant water to reproduce.
- Trim excessive weeds, grass, and shrubs.
- Remove piles of leaves and wood piles. Check clogged gutters and flat roofs that may have poor drainage. Keep all gutters clear of debris.
- Keep grass and hedges cut and trimmed.
- Covers barrels and trash containers tightly with a lid.
- Do not let rainwater in barrels. Remove standing water in old tires, buckets, drums, flower pots, tarps or any other containers.
- Store boats covered or upside down.
- Use soil to fill in low areas in lawns and landscaped areas where rainwater may collect and stand for more than a few days.
Mosquito season in Florida
Mosquito season in Ocala, Dunnellon, Citrus County, The Villages, Summerfield, and Lady Lake starts around April and goes through to October. The height of the season is usually June through August. An early wet season, or one that is completely lacking during the autumn, winter, and spring months will definitely create a much busier pest season. Once a weather pattern like this starts, it usually continues although times of drought occur as well.
Bird baths and mosquitoes
Keep in mind during mosquito season that bird baths (and other standing bodies of water) attract mosquitoes. A wet season also promises more mosquitoes, the blood-sucking, disease carrying nightmare.
To help reduce the population of mosquitoes during the wet season, we come out every four weeks usually through the months of April through October. We are able to treat areas around homes, offices, barns, and most other structures. Our mosquito misting machine deeply penetrates harborage areas around the structure being treated. Sheltered areas where the mosquitoes live including plants, shrubs, trees, and other tight areas are easily reached with our tool.
We also offer one-time treatments to outdoor areas for events such as parties, weddings, picnics, or any other social meeting. So don’t let mosquitoes put a damper on your outdoor activities. Remember to protect yourself by wearing light-colored protective clothing and a mosquito repelling product containing Deet.
What attracts mosquitoes
Night lights around a house are great for a feeling of security but unfortunately, they also attract pests like moths and mosquitoes. This, in turn, attracts spiders and scorpions looking for their food source. As a result, these pests are able to find their way inside a home. Still, night lights are great for security so I cannot recommend turning them off to deter these pests. Instead, I’ll tell you how to continuing using night lights and feel safe from both bugs and would-be human intruders at the same time.
First, have the areas around the structure sprayed with a repellent every quarter. This in itself is a big help. Next, keep the weather stripping around the doors up to date. Old weather stripping starts to crumble after awhile creating entryways for pests. These entry points are extremely small yet bugs fit easily through them. Don’t forget around windows frames. Also, make sure screens are inserted correctly and without any holes.
Make sure all bushes, shrubs, and trees are not coming in contact with the structure. Make sure no tree limbs are hanging over the structure. Be sure that when taking down tree limbs, you take all safety precautions and call a professional if necessary. Be sure any other holes or entry points around the structure are sealed.