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Mosquitoes in Tampa Bay, FL

Mosquitoes in Tampa Bay, FL

Mosquito control services in Tampa

If you live in Florida, chances are you have experienced the unpleasantness of a mosquito bite once or fifty times. For most, we look at mosquitoes simply as an ongoing nuisance we agree to put up with to enjoy the outdoors. But for others, a simple bite can generate an allergic reaction that is painful and lingering. Mosquitoes are one of the most burdensome insects, not just because they're plain annoying to deal with but also because they can carry serious diseases such as Zika, Malaria, and serious others. We're here to help you take back your outdoor areas from these pesky pests so you can enjoy this summer's fresh air safely and stress-free. 

Mosquito Prevention

Hillsborough County is home to more than 40 different species of mosquitoes, which is what makes controlling and preventing them a little tricky. Summer is here, and Florida mosquitoes are not shy. If you're experiencing a mosquito problem, here are some measures to take that will aid in prevention.  

  1. Rid Your Property of Any Standing Water

Water acts as a necessary breeding ground for mosquitoes. They only need about an inch of which to lay their eggs. Removing stationary water sources is one of the most effective measures you can take to help control your mosquito problem. Some examples of where still waters acquire are trash can lids, left out toys or buckets, and immobile tires.

  1. Clean Out Your Gutters Regularly 

Debris such as sticks and leaves can build up in your gutter, disrupting proper draining. It is essential to keep an eye on your gutter system and clean it out as needed to remove any chances of water retention.

  1. Drain Yard and Fill in Gap Areas

Supplementary to diminishing all standing water, it is also relevant to drain any areas in your yard where water temporarily accumulates after rainfall. An easy solution is to fill any uneven spots or tree holes with dirt to level the ground out. 

  1. Maintain Property Water Features

If you have water sources on your property, such as birdbaths or pet bowls, be sure to change out the water weekly and to keep any pools or ponds sterile. Mosquitoes can use any source of water for breeding. Routine water maintenance will interrupt any mosquito breeding process reducing population growth on your property.

  1. Follow Proper Lawn Maintenance

Mowing your lawn regularly and maintaining your shrubs at a consistent short length will eliminate resting spots for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes seek out tall grasses and shrubs for nesting locations when they're not hunting. Yard clutter like left-out toys or garden tools, for instance, are used as shelter for rest as well. Even if just left out for a few days. Keeping your yard clear and open will benefit your yard's overall health and reduce shelter options for mosquitoes. 

  1. Replace Outdoor Light Bulbs

Most insects are attracted to the warmth outdoor lights bring, and mosquitoes are no different. An excellent way to reduce the attraction to your area is to replace your outdoor lighting fixtures with special "bug light bulbs." These bulbs give off a warm yellow glow and are energy efficient. Bug lights do not attract or harm the mosquitoes as a zapper would. Instead, they emit a particular wavelength that mosquitoes find unpleasant to be around.

  1. Call a Professional

If all else fails, call the professionals! After all, mosquitoes are pesky bugs and can be troublesome to eradicate. Weed Man Tampa Bay is now offering mosquito control services through our sub-brand, Mosquito Hero, that will help you take back your yard so you can enjoy your outdoor spaces again. Guaranteed to reduce mosquito populations, you can protect yourself, your family, pets, and guests from itchy and potentially dangerous bites. Our trained specialists strategically apply barrier applications monthly in mosquito-dwelling areas, such as trees, shrubs, and foliage, to keep your yard mosquito-free!

Get a free quote with Mosquito Hero today. Click HERE to get started!

 


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