Eco-Friendly Mosquito Control Is Taking Naples By Storm


Nobody likes to be around mosquitoes, especially when trying to enjoy the outdoors. Besides the high-pitched whining, the insect can transmit dangerous pathogens to people and pets alike. Pest control in Naples plays a critical role in managing their population during the mosquito season. 

Mosquitoes In Naples: What You Should Know

The presence of mosquitos across the globe relies heavily on the prevailing temperatures and rainfall. Mosquitoes need water to lay their eggs, and temperatures below 50℉ can kill the adult population. 

The subtropical climate in Southwest Florida means heavy rainfall and high temperatures throughout the year. Consequently, the mosquito season never really takes a break, with only a slight decline during colder, drier months. 

Typically, the peak mosquito breeding time runs from the end of April to October. The stagnant pools of water during the rainy season provide excellent breeding grounds for mosquitoes. 

Three Natural Ways To Repel Mosquitoes

DEET sprays are the most popular ways to repel mosquitoes in Naples. Sadly, the insecticides come with some serious health concerns and potential side effects. Natural pest remedies for pests can protect you from the health complications that arise from synthetic pesticide use. 

If you do not wish to use synthetic repellants, here are three natural remedies for mosquitoes you can use for your Naples homes:

  1. Garlic: Crushed garlic cloves produce an odor that repels mosquitoes. Additionally, the high sulfur content is toxic to mosquitoes that ingest it. You can blend four garlic cloves in extra water to make a bug repellant solution. Sieve the liquid with a strainer to remove the solids and pour the liquid into a spray bottle. Apply the garlic spray to mosquito breeding sites to kill larvae. 
  2. Coffee grounds: Used coffee grounds also have a strong odor that repels many insects, including mosquitoes. The scent is more potent when using burned coffee grounds. You can take out the used grounds from your coffee maker and dry them. The smoke from burning these grounds can help repel mosquitoes. 
  3. Citronella oil: Citronella is one of the most effective essential oils for mosquitoes. It is a common ingredient in most insect repellants. Research indicates that citronella is just as effective as DEET and can provide protection for two hours. You can add three drops of this essential oil into your diffuser and let the fragrance do its magic. Citronella candles are also excellent natural repellants when outdoors. 

These natural techniques can provide temporary relief from mosquitoes. For more long-lasting results, it may be time to speak with a pest control professional. 

F.A.Q.: Spraying For Mosquitoes In Naples

  • Can you spray for mosquitoes? Yes, you can spray insecticides to kill adult mosquitoes and their larvae. 
  • What spray kills mosquitoes? The most commonly used mosquito spray contains synthetic pyrethroids. These are derivatives of natural extract pyrethrin. The insecticidal compounds target the nervous system of mosquitoes, killing them upon contact. 
  • When is the best time to spray for mosquitoes? Fogging is most effective at dusk when the different species of mosquitoes are most active. Mosquito season in Florida is year-round. Spraying needs to be done regularly, preferably every month. 

Control Mosquitoes The Easy Way With Keller's Pest Control

Get rid of mosquitoes in your Naples home with Keller's Pest Control. Our team of pest control experts understands mosquito biology and behavior in Florida. We also have the necessary tools and high-quality products to eliminate the nuisance bugs from your yard. 

We perform an initial inspection of your property to identify potential hiding and breeding sites. Our experts then deploy the appropriate treatment solution to eliminate adult mosquitoes and their larvae. 

Not sure what your home needs? Let us help.