The Dangers of Florida's Mosquitoes Continue into Autumn

Author: Mosquito Squad of Melbourne-Port Saint Lucie

Mosquito bites are no big deal. Just a part of living in paradise. A little itchy for a few days and then you move on. After all,“Living in Florida means living with mosquitoes.” Right?


A minor annoyance. A little itch. It won’t kill you!

We’ve heard it all. And none of it is true. Mosquitoes spread dangerous diseases, especially now when you think mosquito season might be winding down. This is the time of year when (WNV) West Nile Virus spreads more rapidly.

There have been recent discoveries of WNV in chickens in Palm Beach County and Putnam County and a handful of human West Nile cases up in the northern half of the state. Late summer through the end of mosquito season is the time when we most expect to see the spread of various mosquito-borne diseases such as WNV and EEE.

How Does WNV in Chickens Affect People?

If mosquitoes are passing the virus to chickens, then they can pass it to us too. The chicken having WNV does not directly cause a problem for humans, except to provide a warning that there are mosquitoes in the area that have the virus.

Chickens cannot pass the disease back to other mosquitoes, they are a dead-end host, like us. However, other small birds help spread the disease from mosquito to mosquito.

For our homeowners and chicken farmers, big and small in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Grant-Valkaria, and elsewhere, please be aware we can help you eliminate mosquitoes and lower your risk for contracting West Nile Virus from mosquito bites.

Mosquito Prevention

Do you feel as if you don’t have very many mosquitoes? We recommend you keep it that way, especially during this more dangerous time of year for mosquito-borne diseases. Our product not only eliminates existing mosquitoes but continues to eliminate them for up to three weeks! If you have mosquitoes, you’ll enjoy a 90% reduction. If you don’t have mosquitoes, you’ll enjoy the peace-of-mind that you won’t get them!

At Mosquito Squad of Melbourne, we offer the best mosquito control services in the Melbourne, Vero Beach, the Space Coast, Sebastian, and Palm Bay area. Just give us a call to learn more about which of our mosquito control services is right for you!