Those of us who call Southwest Florida home are provided some of the most desirable living conditions in the country such as sunshine all year long and access to numerous recreational opportunities both inland and on the coast. One trade-off to this high quality of life in our neighborhoods are mosquitos. Our area’s tropical climate provides the premier conditions necessary for these pests to reproduce.
Though it is likely that no property can ever be 100% mosquito-free, there are several actions homeowners can take to drastically reduce the mosquito population on a property so you can enjoy time outdoors and maintain your family’s health.
Mosquitos are often located near areas of standing water. A female mosquito will lay her eggs in the water where they will eventually spawn thousands of mosquito larvae. Eliminating sources of standing water on your property can significantly reduce mosquito activity on your property.
Foliage is also a preferred location for mosquitos. As you know, it can get quite hot during certain times of the day during the summer months. Mosquitos will use foliage as shelter to hide and rest in during these periods of time. If your property has untamed bushes, trees, and shrubbery or uncut grass, cleaning these areas can help eliminate mosquito hotspots.
Mosquitos are not just nuisance pests, they can also cause severe health problems. Mosquitoes are responsible for killing up to one million people each year all across the world. West Nile Virus, Malaria, and Zika Virus can all be transmitted by mosquitoes. Taking action against the threat before a health condition occurs is the best way to ensure your health and wellness.
In addition to these actions and activities, integrating professional mosquito treatment into the regular maintenance of your home and property is vital to the ultimate control of mosquito populations. Roy’s Pest Control has the skills, products, and equipment necessary to drastically reduce the mosquito populations around your house.