What are mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes are flying insects that we know for their blood-feeding habits. What you might not know is it is only the female mosquitoes that need blood meals to reproduce. They do this by using a straw-like mouthpart called a proboscis. Males have the same mouthparts but are not strong enough to pierce the skin, so they feed on flower nectar for nutrients.
It's no secret that mosquitoes are a big problem for Florida residents. Stat Pest Control offers reliable residential exterminator services and mosquito reduction programs to completely fight mosquito infestations from your Fort Myers yard.
Are mosquitoes dangerous?
The diseases carried by mosquitoes in the United States include West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, yellow fever, encephalitis, and tularemia, with outbreaks of Zika virus and malaria occurring due to travelers.
These infections do not naturally occur in mosquitoes; instead, they have to pick them up from an infected animal, so they aren't a big danger to people here. But let's be honest; mosquitoes don't need to be dangerous to want them out of your yard; they are annoying enough as it is!
Why do I have a mosquito problem?
Due to the warm and humid conditions in Florida, mosquitoes are often a year-round problem for many people. However, some properties may have more issues with these pests than others because they likely provide breeding sites and harborage areas.
For mosquitoes, breeding sites consist of small amounts of stagnant water, in which females lay their eggs on the surface. And they find harborage in shady areas because they are delicate flying insects that can quickly become dehydrated in the sun.
Where will I find mosquitoes?
As mentioned above, mosquitoes look for standing water and shady areas, so these are the places you are likely to find them. In your yard, these places might consist of untreated or unfiltered pools and ponds, birdbaths, open garbage cans, or other containers that can hold rainwater. Also, look for ground holes, clogged gutters, poor drainage areas, thick foliage, overgrown grass, and compost piles.
Keep in mind that these are general places to look for mosquitoes. Since your yard is unique, there can be many other areas of concern not listed here. The best thing to do is work with pest professionals to identify and treat mosquito breeding and harborage sites.
How do I get rid of mosquitoes?
You can trust our experts at Stat Pest Control to get rid of mosquitoes from your yard. We offer year-round mosquito reduction treatments to keep these annoying pests away from your property. For these treatments, we use a backpack blower to target areas where these pests like to hang out, such as bushes, trees, and the lawn. And we always take the time to provide our customers with the necessary education on standing water and how to make their properties less attractive to mosquitoes.
Our year-round mosquito reduction treatments are available weekly, biweekly, or monthly depending on your needs, and they always come with our guarantee.
We also provide one-time services for outdoor events, so don't wait to contact Stat Pest Control for all your residential and commercial mosquito control needs.
How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?
While professional treatments are the best way to reduce populations of these pests in your yard, there are several things you should also do to help keep mosquitoes away:
- Remove birdbaths or change water weekly.
- Use filters in pools and ponds.
- Unclog gutters or use guards.
- Store away any containers not being used.
- Keep your lawn cut short.
- Trim trees and bushes.
- Remove organic debris.
Reach out to our team of trained Stat Pest Control technicians to get started with a free estimate for mosquito control services.