Manatee County's Comprehensive Guide To Effective Mosquito Control
Pest control in Manatee County is our specialty. Pests like mosquitos love to take advantage of our climate, making themselves home anywhere we like to do the same.
We've put together a handy guide of fast facts to help you brush up on everything you might need to know in identifying a mosquito infestation.
About The Mosquito Life Cycle
Mosquitoes in Manatee County have an interesting life cycle that contributes to how and why they like to congregate around our homes. The four stages of a mosquito's life are listed below.
Eggs - Mosquitoes lay these in standing water.
Larva - The mosquito's infant phase lasts for a few days.
Pupa - The mosquito's "teenage" phase, where it begins developing into an adult.
Adult - A mature, adult mosquito. This is what we're used to seeing fly around.
Different types of mosquitoes have slightly different methods of reproducing, feeding, and more. That said, their life cycles are all broadly the same.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in anything that holds still water, such as a pond. That said, they can easily make a home in a glass of water, bird bath, or swimming pool.
How do mosquitoes find you, specifically? Think about your property and all of the places water may accumulate. They can even use our gutters after a rainfall to reproduce and lay eggs, making many of our homes a lovely spot for mosquitoes to set up shop.
How Mosquito Bites Spread Dangerous Diseases
It may be a bit uncomfortable to think about, but it's true that mosquitoes bite us in order to feast on our blood and skin cells. They have extremely narrow needle-like appendages that they "prick" us with and get a drink right from our bloodstream!
That's one of the reasons they're so dangerous. A mosquito carrying a disease can easily transmit dangerous pathogens directly into our bloodstream.
So, are mosquitoes dangerous? Overall, their bites are more annoying than a direct threat to us. Many mosquito bites go unnoticed entirely for that reason. However, mosquitoes can carry several dangerous pathogens and diseases that are quite harmful to humans.
Six Naturally Effective Mosquito Prevention Tips
The best way to repel mosquitoes may come as a surprise to you! Here are six handy tips to keep these pests from buzzing around your home.
- Clean gutters if they're clogged – this is like a miniature swamp environment, perfect for mosquitoes.
- Wear long-sleeve clothing – they can't bite through fabric.
- Repair holes in window and door screens
- Change the water in bird baths and other fixtures at least once a week.
- Keep windows and doors shut when not in use.
- Make sure your pool filter is operating and that the pool water circulates.
While none of these methods are sure to keep mosquitoes away totally, when practiced together, they are a handy set of best practices that can help keep an infestation from forming.
If you want to know how to stop mosquitoes from biting you, these prevention tips should be a great place to start. We're always available to provide more, too.
The Experts To Know For Quality Mosquito Control
Keller's Pest Control is your go-to solution for mosquitoes and other pests. While it's true that you can make your property a less appealing place for mosquitoes in the hope that they never set up shop, sometimes an infestation is unavoidable.
Once that happens, there are no natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes. They have found a breeding ground somewhere on your property, and until it's been properly disposed of by professionals, the infestation will linger.
For dependable mosquito control in Manatee County, contact Keller's Pest Control today.