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FLORIDA MOSQUITOES, A MENACE TO SOCIETY

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Mosquitoes pose a significant challenge in Florida due to their role in spreading dangerous diseases. Florida hosts a variety of mosquito species, including both indigenous and invasive types. Among these, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are particularly concerning as they can transmit Zika virus. In recent history, Florida has reported cases of several mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and West Nile virus.

DEAR MOSQUITOES OF FLORIDA, WISH YOU WEREN’T HERE

While Florida has established state and local mosquito control agencies, homeowners and local pest management firms can play a crucial role in mitigating mosquito impacts. Effective measures to deter and manage these pests include:

  • Reducing or eliminating water sources on property
  • Regularly inspecting areas prone to accumulate water is prime for mosquito breeding

Examples of such sites include:

  • Small streams
  • Ponds with runoff water accumulation
  • Tree cavities
  • Blocked storm gutters and downspouts
  • Containers like jars or cans
  • Abandoned or poorly maintained swimming pools
  • Infrequently used or poorly maintained boats

OTHER WAYS TO REDUCE MOSQUITO NUMBERS IN YOUR YARD

  • Pest Control Products: Utilizing pest management products is highly effective in mosquito control. Key products include treatments applied to vegetation where mosquitoes rest and inhibitors for standing water to prevent mosquito breeding. 
  • Mosquito Repellents: Various repellents are valuable in repelling mosquitoes. Always follow application instructions for safe use, regardless of the repellent chosen. 
  • Protective Clothing: Wearing clothing that covers exposed skin areas is crucial to prevent mosquito bites, which can be challenging in Florida’s climate. 
  • Additional Resources: Seek guidance from reputable sources such as the University of Florida Entomology Department, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and your healthcare provider for comprehensive mosquito control information.

There are numerous other tools and products available for mosquito management, varying in effectiveness. When unsure about a product, consulting a professional pest management expert or contacting your local mosquito abatement district is advisable.  

HOW TURNER’S MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICE CAN HELP

Here’s why Turner Pest Control should be your first choice for protection from mosquitoes:

  • Our mosquito treatment plans are priced according to the size of the yard, so a homeowner with a 500-square-foot yard won’t pay the same price as a homeowner with a yard three times that size.
  • We use fast-acting, long-lasting sprays that solve your immediate mosquito problem and keep them from coming back.
  • Our ultra-low volume products are applied via a backpack mister for comprehensive coverage.
  • We focus on the undersides of plants in the shady spots where mosquitoes hide.
  • You can pause your mosquito control service during winter months when mosquitoes are less active.
  • We offer one-time treatments to exterminate mosquitoes ahead of your planned outdoor event or activity.

Don’t wait to find out how affordable professional mosquito control can be! Schedule your free inspection and no-obligation estimate by contacting us online.

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