Tips for Keeping Mosquitos at Bay in Florida

A Florida mosquito hangs from a leaf in a swamp near Florida.

Are you ready to enjoy your Florida summer without letting mosquitoes suck the fun out of it? We at Nationwide Pest Control are here to help you avoid mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases so you can enjoy the pristine beauty of Florida without the pests.

Why do Mosquitoes bite?

The female mosquito tracks humans and animals using a special receptor that follows the scent of sweat, body heat, and carbon dioxide that we exhale. When a female mosquito finds its target, it uses 6 needle-like mouthparts to extract blood as its meal, which gives her the nutrients needed to develop eggs after mating. 

Male mosquitoes, on the other hand, eat nectar and have the primary purpose of finding a female mate.

What to Know About the Mosquito Population in Florida

The US Environmental Protection Agency, along with Florida Keys Mosquito Control, recently approved the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida and California. These genetically modified mosquitoes were created as a pilot project to combat the Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes, which are an invasive species ready to take all of the fun out of your summer vacation. 

Aedes Aegypti Mosquitoes also known as the yellow fever mosquito, are spreaders of Zika virus, Dengue fever, and yellow fever. Unfortunately, they have been found in the Florida Keys as well as California. With the start of the new pilot project and field trials taking place, there is hope that the spread of harmful diseases from mosquitoes will decrease over time.

Mosquito Prevention and Control

Mosquitoes enjoy damp areas with stagnant water which provide the perfect environment for wild female mosquitoes to lay their eggs.

Below are a few tips to prevent mosquito breeding near your home and protection from those pesky insects.

  • Remove any stagnant or standing water around your home
  • Check buckets, bins, pots, and other items near your home for standing water
  • Turn over the buckets to prevent a buildup of standing water and dry other items with standing water
  • Be sure to empty and cover all containers (not in use) that could hold water, especially after rainfall. This includes drains, pipes, gutters, and houses as well
  • Mow your lawn regularly and keep your grass short

We are Here to Help

Mosquito control is one of our specialties at Nationwide Pest Control. We work with pest control experts across the country and our large referral network makes it easy to dispatch one of our experts to your home when needed. We know mosquitoes can be a nuisance, therefore, we create a customized plan for your unique home and challenges to keep mosquitos at bay now and in the future.

Contact Nationwide Pest Control today at (866) 584-9183 to learn more about our mosquito control services. We look forward to working with you!


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