Do All Florida Mosquitoes Carry Diseases?

Posted by Mosquito Squad

December 20, 2023

Of the 80 or so species of mosquitoes in Florida, approximately 20 are capable of spreading diseases to humans and animals.

Do you rely on a mosquito control company to help keep your family safe from mosquito-borne illnesses, or do you just…wing it? 25% of 80 doesn’t sound like much, but each of those 20-plus mosquito species can breed hundreds or thousands of potentially disease-carrying offspring around your Florida home. But that’s not all!

Aside from mosquito diseases, we must also consider the effects of the bite itself. Some folks are highly allergic to bug bites, and receiving only one bite now and then can result in an itchy, festering sore. Not scratching is nigh impossible if you are allergic to mosquito bites, and it can be said that no matter the mosquito species, if you are allergic to mosquito saliva, every mosquito can be a threat to your health and well-being. For many, skeeter syndrome, the allergic reaction to mosquito bites, is reason enough to enlist a mosquito control company’s assistance.

How can a mosquito control company help make your Florida yard safer from the threat of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases?

The obvious role of a mosquito control company is to provide an effective yard spray. Mosquito Squad of Northeast Florida is an experienced team of mosquito control professionals, who offer effective EPA-registered and natural mosquito control barrier sprays throughout the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra areas. We guarantee our mosquito control services, but we are more than mosquito spray technicians. We are your mosquito-disease-fighting partners.

The mosquito control company bonus with Mosquito Squad is that our expert technicians will educate clients about keeping their yards safer from mosquitoes and other pests. In addition, with their resourceful information on preventing occurrences of skeeter syndrome or cellulitis, you and Mosquito Squad will make a superior mosquito control company team.

By following our 7 Ts of Mosquito Control, these helpful tips will also protect your family and home from mosquitoes:

Tip: Get rid of standing water in your outdoor spaces. Standing water may be in your child’s plastic toys, areas underneath downspouts, in 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.

Call on Mosquito Squad of Northeast Florida for effective mosquito control Jacksonville FL. Get in touch with us at (904) 844-0816.

Also read: Skeeter Syndrome or Cellulitis?