Don't Let Mosquitoes Ruin Your Florida Summer

6/28/2019

With the weather heating up, the short reprieve we had over the winter from hot weather pests is long gone. Summer pests are back out in full force and with them come a host of problems. One of those pests is the mosquito, but you don’t have to let mosquitoes ruin your Florida summer.

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Why Mosquitoes are a Big Problem in Florida

Mosquitoes thrive in Florida for a couple of reasons. First, they love warm weather. While they may disappear during the colder winter months, back they come as soon as the temperatures start to rise again. In Florida, this makes them a problem for most of the year.

Second, they love humidity, and Florida is known for this. Our hot, humid climate is the perfect environment for mosquitoes to thrive.

Unfortunately, where mosquitoes thrive, it is difficult for people to do the same. Being attacked every time you step into your backyard is not fun. These tiny pests can easily ruin barbeques and campfires.

Along with the itchiness their bites cause, mosquitoes are also known to transmit several serious and sometimes fatal illnesses. Malaria, West Nile virus, Zika virus, and dengue fever are just some of the dangerous diseases spread by mosquitoes. The fact that they’re simply not just nuisance pests should be taken into consideration when deciding how to deal with the ones on your property.

How to Prevent Mosquitoes so They Don’t Ruin Your Florida Summer

Because mosquitoes need standing water to hatch their eggs, the best way to help decrease their population yourself is to eliminate all excess water on your property. Getting rid of stagnant water will help reduce the number of mosquitoes buzzing around your yard. Consider the following areas:

  • Bird baths
  • Pet dishes
  • Planters
  • Toys or other items with creases that can collect water
  • Clogged gutters
  • Low spots on your lawn or driveway
  • Pool covers not pulled tight
  • Landscape water features
  • Leaky spigots

Of course, there are times when eliminating a water source isn’t possible. It’s also impossible to decrease the humidity in your yard. That’s where Keller’s Pest Control comes in. We can treat your yard for mosquitoes, paying close attention to areas mosquitoes rest during the hottest parts of the day, as well as the areas where they breed. By treating both of these areas, we eliminate the adults, eggs, and larvae.

Whether you’re looking for monthly treatments to keep your yard livable throughout the spring, summer, and fall or a one-time treatment to prepare your yard for a special event, we can help. Contact Keller’s for more information.

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