An Effective Mosquito Control Solution For Your Bradenton Property

6/5/2023

Florida is the place to be. You can't beat the sunshine, the surf, and the beautiful palm trees, and nothing is better than sitting out by the water watching the sunset. That is, until mosquitoes show up. 

Mosquitoes are annoying and potentially dangerous pests that can ruin even the most fun outdoor events. Fortunately, we are experts in Bradenton pest control and can ensure mosquitoes aren't a problem around your property. 

Read on or call us today to learn more about mosquitoes, the problems they can cause for you and your family, and how you can keep them off your Bradenton property with the experts at Keller's Pest Control.

mosquitoes swarming outside

The Role Mosquitoes Play In Our Ecosystem

When we think of mosquitoes, we rarely think of anything positive. But mosquitoes play a crucial role in the ecosystem. These pests are an important part of the food chain, serving as a primary food source for many organisms like fish, amphibians, and other aquatic animals, thereby supporting their growth and survival. While feeding on nectar, adult mosquitoes act as pollinators, aiding in the reproduction of various plants. 

Mosquito larvae also contribute to nutrient cycling by consuming organic matter in stagnant bodies of water. Mosquitoes also serve as indicators of ecosystem health, as their population levels can reflect changes in water quality and habitat conditions. So while their bites may annoy us, mosquitoes fulfill critical ecological functions in the intricate web of life.

The Potential Dangers Mosquitoes Can Bring To Your Property

Even though mosquitoes have value within our ecosystem, they can also be dangerous. Mosquitoes around your property can potentially pose significant dangers, as these tiny insects are known to carry various diseases. In Florida, where mosquito populations thrive, it's crucial to be aware of the potential health risks they can bring. Here are some diseases spread by mosquitoes in Florida:

  • West Nile virus
  • Dengue fever
  • Zika virus
  • Chikungunya
  • Eastern equine encephalitis

Mosquitoes can also spread heartworms to your pets, and their bites are itchy and uncomfortable.

Factors That Attract Mosquitoes To Your Property

Understanding the factors that attract mosquitoes to your property can help you take effective measures to minimize their presence. Here are some common factors that lure mosquitoes:

  • Standing water: Mosquitoes require stagnant water to lay their eggs and breed. Any area with stagnant water, such as birdbaths, tarps, ponds, clogged gutters, or containers collecting rainwater, becomes a prime breeding ground.
  • Vegetation and foliage: Mosquitoes swarm to areas with dense vegetation and foliage. Tall grass, shrubs, and overgrown plants provide shade and moisture, creating favorable conditions for these insects.
  • Fragrances and odors: Mosquitoes are attracted to various scents, including floral fragrances, perfumes, sweat, and body odors. Strong fragrances can act as a magnet for these pesky insects.

To reduce mosquito attraction, eliminate standing water sources, regularly trim vegetation, use insect repellents, install screens on windows and doors, and minimize outdoor lighting during peak mosquito activity periods.

The Most Effective Mosquito Control For Your Property

Along with taking steps alone, the best thing you can do to keep mosquitoes away from your property is to partner with us for professional mosquito control. Our mosquito prevention plans include monthly treatments, where we apply long-lasting products to reduce the mosquito population on your property. Along with monthly treatments from one of our trained technicians, we will install the state-of-the-art Mistaway Automatic Misting System for continued, worry-free protection. We also offer one-time treatments for big events like outdoor weddings and graduation parties. 

Don't let mosquitoes take over your backyard and drive you inside. Call Keller's Pest Control today for professional mosquito control you can count on.

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