South Florida Mosquito Control
It’s inevitable not to encounter mosquitoes during Florida’s spring and summer seasons, as hot and humid weather is their peak season. Not just a nuisance, these pests can pose a health risk to humans, dogs, cats, and other animals. Every homeowner should look to place preventative measures throughout their property to help reduce mosquitoes.
Get Rid of Standing Water
Mosquitoes need stagnant water to breed, and they only need a small amount to do so. Identifying these areas throughout your property and eliminating them is your first step toward mosquito prevention. Start with items that can hold water such as toys, buckets, outdoor pet bowls, and tire swings. Make sure you remove them, especially after a thunderstorm when rainwater has collected. Look throughout your yard for any low-lying areas or hollow tree stumps prone to flooding or pooling and fill them in with dirt or mulch.
Keep Your Yard Maintained
Mosquitoes are known to hide in tall grass, damp woodpiles, and overgrown shrubbery. Look to maintain your grass and shrubs, keeping them both trimmed. If utilizing woodpiles, make sure they are covered or stored in containers with lids away from the home’s foundation. If a thunderstorm has passed by, your gutters may be clogged with debris, creating a perfect breeding site for mosquitoes. Carefully clear out your gutters frequently, especially after a bad storm.
Utilizing Mosquito-Repelling Plants
Sometimes mother nature can be the best mosquito repellent for us. Some certain flowers and plants can keep these pests away from your home. Marigold, a common flower, is a popular mosquito repellent. Citronella grass is easy to maintain and a great option to help fill large areas of your yard while it prevents mosquitoes. Lavender, rosemary, catnip, and peppermint are others to help you avoid these pests too.
Monthly Mosquito Service
Getting rid of mosquitoes can seem like a hopeless battle, but you don’t have to do it alone. There are several traditional and green mosquito control options you can invest in for your home. A local South Florida pest control company can provide you with mosquito reduction programs that target both adult and larvae mosquitoes. These professionals can provide you with the best treatment and prevention plans for your home.
If you need extra help with keeping the mosquitoes away, request a free mosquito estimate now!