How To Prepare For Mosquitoes In Sarasota County


If you don't like mosquito bites (and we're betting you don't) now is a good time to start thinking about mosquito control. It is always better to be proactive about pest control in Sarasota County, and addressing the problem of mosquitoes is no exception.

Today, we're going to tell you a few things every Sarasota County resident should know about mosquitoes, and then we will discuss the best way to keep mosquitoes away and get rid of mosquitoes on your property. If you need immediate assistance, keep in mind that you can always jump over to our contact page and request mosquito control service.

a mosquito on a red and yellow flower

Know When Mosquito Season Starts

While mosquito season doesn't really end in Sarasota County, we may get a mild reprieve between December and March, depending on the weather. This can make it seem like mosquito season has come to an end. In April and May, mosquitoes start laying their eggs, and a little over a week after those eggs are laid, mosquitoes start to appear in the yard. Slowly, the population of mosquitoes grows and grows. In June and July, mosquitoes are out in full force. So the beginning of the year is a good time to make preparations to stop mosquitoes in Sarasota County from driving you crazy in your yard.

Remove Things That Attract Mosquitoes

The best way to keep mosquitoes out of your yard is to not give them a reason to be in your yard. If you have fewer attractants, you'll have fewer mosquitoes. Here are a few conditions to consider:

  • Water - If you have a stagnant water source on your property that is at least 1 inch deep, mosquitoes can breed in your yard. Females are looking for standing water, and this can be a factor that lures mosquitoes onto your property, particularly the females that lay eggs. Remove anything that collects water or alter conditions to prevent rainwater collection.

  • Dampness - Mosquitoes dry out quickly in the sun, so they're always looking for moist places to hide. If you have moist vegetation, you'll offer ideal spots for mosquitoes to hide. You can keep mosquitoes away from your yard by addressing conditions, such as clogged gutters, overwatering of plants, and dense vegetation. 

  • Flowers - If you want to keep mosquitoes away, you need to consider the fact that flowers present a food source. Both male and female mosquitoes eat nectar. We're not suggesting that you should get rid of the flowers in your landscape or flower pots, but quickly addressing little, flowering weeds can make a big difference. You'll also reduce wasp activity by doing this.

Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes In Sarasota

After you've taken the time to consider ways to keep mosquitoes away from your yard, it is time to think about personal protection. While mosquitoes in Sarasota County are difficult to deter, these tips can give you some protection:

  • Mosquito repellent with DEET is the best way to deter mosquitoes.

  • Wear long sleeves and pants if you're able.

  • Wear bright colors to make it more difficult for mosquitoes to land on you.

  • Avoid going out at dawn or dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol outside.

  • Avoid physical exertion outside. Mosquitoes are attracted to sweat and elevated skin temperature. 

Call A Professional

Once you've done what you can to prevent mosquito bites, it is time to consider whether or not you want to go to the next level. The best way to keep mosquitoes out of your yard (or to get rid of mosquitoes that are already in your yard) is to get year-round mosquito control from Keller's Pest Control. We use products and methods that work best to control mosquitoes. We love to guide you toward the right solution for your Sarasota County property. Reach out to Keller's Pest Control today and speak with one of our friendly agents.

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