The Ultimate Guide To Mosquito Control: Tips And Tricks For Your Tampa Property
August 24, 2023
Tampa pest control experts put a big emphasis on getting rid of mosquito problems, and that’s for good reason. There are probably places without mosquitoes somewhere in the world, but Florida isn’t one of those places. Mosquitoes are prevalent in the area, thanks in large part to the climate and high humidity. By the end of this article, you’ll know how to keep mosquitoes away from your house and your yard.
Mosquito Or Not? How To Identify Them At A Glance
Mosquitoes differ from other common American pests in several noticeable ways. For one, mosquitoes are much skinnier than any kind of stinging insect like a wasp or hornet, and they don’t have stingers. Compared to flies, mosquitoes are much lankier. In other words, they have very long legs and, of course, a long feeding tube that they use to poke into the skin of a host.
Mosquitoes also sometimes make sounds while flying, which you’re most likely to hear when they’re close to your head. In most situations, you can trust your instinct when you’ve seen something that looks like a mosquito. If you’re left with an itchy bite afterward, then your suspicion will be confirmed.
Mosquito-Borne Diseases: How These Insects Pose A Serious Danger
Do all mosquitoes in Tampa bite? No, they don’t. Only female mosquitoes bite, but it’s these biting females that can cause serious health problems. Mosquitoes in America can spread a number of diseases by feeding on multiple humans and/or animals. This is because, when they bite, they insert a substance into the bloodstream of their host. On its own, that substance isn’t dangerous, but it can spread germs that the mosquito happens to be carrying. This is how mosquitoes spread diseases, and they can transmit many different diseases like malaria, West Nile virus, La Crosse encephalitis, and Zika virus.
Depending on the person, these diseases can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. The best way to avoid these health risks is to prevent mosquitoes from hanging around your house and biting you to get their much-needed nutrients.
Protecting Yourself: Prevention Measures Against Mosquito Bites
So how can you prevent mosquito bites and all of the associated health risks? Here are some important steps you can take:
- Get rid of any stagnant water in or around your house. Just look for any places where water has gathered and pour it out. This can even include water in a clogged sink or water gathered in dirty dishes.
- There are also many plants that help keep mosquitoes away. These include marigolds, citronella grass, rosemary, basil, mint, and sage. Having these plants in your yard or on your patio can deter mosquitoes.
- Install citronella torches or candles in your backyard.
- When you’re spending time outdoors, wear long sleeves and generally cover up areas of exposed skin as much as possible.
- Repair any breaks in your window screens and also keep your windows and doors closed.
We recommend consistently putting these tips into practice in order to help prevent mosquito activity on your property. If just prevention techniques don't work, let us help you with our effective mosquito control services in Tampa.
Effective Mosquito Control: How Professionals Ensure Lasting Results
The pest control professionals at Urbanex will make sure that mosquitoes are effectively removed from your property and that they’re kept away for the long term as well. We can provide inspections, during which we identify the presence of mosquitoes and the factors contributing to their presence in or around your home. From there, we can use modern pest control techniques to eliminate the presence of mosquitoes on your property. These techniques are safe and highly effective. We can also help prevent future mosquito infestations and return for future inspections if you want maximum mosquito protection for your Tampa home.
Contact us at your earliest convenience to set up an appointment and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Tampa.