When you have a cookout in the yard, you want to be able to relax in your lawn chair, chat with friends, and enjoy a breezy evening; the last thing you want is to be fighting against mosquitoes. Fighting these Florida insects ruins an otherwise enjoyable evening in the yard. After battling mosquitoes, you come indoors only to find yourself fighting another battle — the urge to scratch the itching wounds the mosquitoes cause.
Take up the fight for your yard against the mosquitoes by contacting the long-time pest control in Jacksonville team from Trad’s Pest Control. We know how to win the war against mosquitoes.
How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes?
Mosquitoes can be dangerous because they can transmit disease. Florida mosquitoes can be vectors for the following:
- West Nile virus
- Eastern equine encephalitis virus
- Dengue fever
- Chikungunya virus
Recently, there has been coverage given to the Zika virus in the press. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there have been no reports of Zika virus transmission in the continental United States since 2018. You can relax knowing these Florida bugs do not transmit Zika.
It is important to remember that not every bite from mosquitoes in Florida transmits a disease. A bite from female mosquitoes (the only mosquitoes who bite) usually results in a red, itchy bump. The main concern is an infection due to persistent scratching of the bite site.
What Does The CDC Say About Mosquitoes?
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), only 12 of the over 200 mosquito species in the continental United States and U.S. territories spread bacteria, viruses, or parasitic worms that can make people sick. The CDC states that most mosquitoes are nuisance mosquitoes because although they may bite, they do not spread germs.
You can relax knowing that most mosquitos do not carry diseases; however, mosquitoes are still a nuisance requiring the mosquito exterminator near you, Trad’s Pest Control.
Three Things You Can Do To Avoid Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are a part of the ecosystem but are not part of a good time outdoors for humans. The following are three things you can do to dodge mosquitoes on your Jacksonville property:
- Drain stagnant water from your property. Mosquitoes breed in the still, stale water found in potted plant trays, children’s playsets, discarded tires, large puddles, ponds, retention ponds, and undrained ditches.
- Seal doors and windows with screens. Mosquitoes are attracted to light in the home, and if there are holes in screens, they will get into the house.
- Remove debris from your yard. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in moist places like shaded leaf piles, hollow tree stumps, tall grass, and untrimmed bushes.
Most mosquito species do not travel more than 200 yards from where they were born, so keeping a clean, dry, groomed environment around your house will help you avoid an infestation on your property.
Is It Time To Consider Professional Mosquito Control?
Many DIY ideas and products are in the marketplace promising to get rid of the mosquitoes, and a few are somewhat effective. Using a DIY spray or fogger may lower the number of mosquitoes flying in your yard, but they do not eliminate the problem. Failure to stop the daily production of eggs and the development of larva and pupa into adult mosquitoes will end in frustration and a waste of money.
Professional mosquito pest control in Florida from Trad’s Pest Control succeeds where others fail. Our trained experts can quickly identify mosquito breeding grounds. Once we determine the breeding areas, we will treat the area, killing not only the adults but also the developing mosquitoes. We use safe and effective treatments designed to target mosquitos. Contact us and set up an inspection of your Jacksonville property.