Why Does Florida Have So Many Mosquitoes?

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Humans love Florida for sunshine and tropical weather, and mosquitoes are no different!

It happens … year, after year, after year. Mosquitoes are especially rampant in Florida in the rainy season, which is typically June through October. So get ready folks – they’re coming; and we need mosquito control now more than ever.

If you’re just visiting Northeast Florida for the spring and summer season, you may not be aware of why it is necessary to have mosquito control here and now, and for the months to come.

Torrential rain in Florida primarily results from the passing of low pressure systems through or close to it. The most well-known low pressure system is the tropical hurricane, which is capable of producing truly enormous amounts of precipitation over a short period of time.

And with all of the rain and residual moisture, come the mosquitoes. Why?

Well, if you've ever noticed that rain seems to bring out mosquitoes in droves, you weren't imagining things. The main time when mosquito populations boom is after a rain. This is because female mosquitoes lay eggs in standing water, like the water that collects after rain falls.

That’s why the first step in mosquito control starts with you. We call it the 7 Ts of mosquito control, the Jacksonville mosquito control Bible, if you will. It goes like this:

Tip: Get rid of standing water in your outdoor spaces. Standing water may be in your child’s plastic toys, areas underneath downspouts, plant saucers, or dog bowls. Other areas may include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.

Toss: Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood, and grass-clippings from your yard.

Turn: Turn over larger yard items that could hold water, like children's portable sandboxes, plastic toys, or birdbaths.

Remove Tarps: If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats, or sports equipment aren't taut, they may be holding water that you should remove.

Take Care: Take care of home maintenance needs that can lead to standing water. This includes cleaning out gutters, making sure downspouts are adequately attached, keeping your grass cut low, and checking irrigation systems for leaks.

Team Up: Despite taking all precautions in your own home, talking to neighbors is a crucial component to mosquito and tick control. Homes with little space between lots can mean that mosquitoes breed at a neighbor’s house and affect your property.

Treat: Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around your home and yard.

Florida has 80 species of mosquitoes. 13 of them carry diseases! This is why mosquito control is an Essential to Florida Living.

Mosquitoes in Florida have the potential to pass pathogens for diseases, like dengue fever, West Nile, and Zika virus. Therefore, municipal sprays are a Florida mainstay. But they can only do so much in providing the critical mosquito control you need.

Professional mosquito control in Jacksonville is of the utmost importance to augment any municipal mosquito spraying service.

Luckily for us, Mosquito Squad has two proven and highly-effective mosquito control solutions.

Our backyard mosquito control barrier protection is our hallmark elimination system. Since 2005, our Traditional Barrier Treatment has been countless mosquitoes’ worst nightmare. By applying this effective mosquito control treatment around your home and backyard, we can kill and keep mosquitoes away for up to 21 days.

Another option, and just as effective, is all natural. Using essential oils that repel mosquitoes, our All Natural mosquito control treatment is tailormade for those looking to avoid a synthetic mosquito solution. Mosquito Squad’s all-natural mosquito control solution can repel up to 75% of mosquitoes from your property.

Depending upon your priorities, you may choose our traditional treatment which eliminates up to 90% of mosquitoes. In either case, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Purchase Peace of Mind with Trusted Mosquito Control Jacksonville

Mosquito Squad’s mosquito control in Jacksonville service is an investment in your peace of mind. With our regularly scheduled visits for mosquito control, you’ll be automatically protected all season long. There is no need to contact us – unless you want to tell us what a great job we’re doing protecting you and your family!

Get the mosquito control protection you deserve. Get Mosquito Squad.

Don’t leave your mosquito control up to municipal sprays. Protect your yard and home with professional mosquito control services from Mosquito Squad of Northeast Florida! Give us a call at (904) 844-0816.