Mosquito Control: Bromeliads Don’t Have to Become a Mosquito Breeding Ground

Author: Mosquito Squad of St. Petersburg-Clearwater

Bromeliads are beautiful blooming plants and they are all over Florida. What many people don’t realize is that these lovely plants can become a breeding grounds for pesky mosquitoes. But, don’t cut them out of your garden just yet! There is a solution.

Bromeliads have beautiful blooms that create little reservoirs that store nutrients for the plant. Not all bromeliads have these reservoirs; however, many of them do and these reservoirs hold water. Unfortunately, standing water attract mosquitoes and these reservoirs can become nurseries for mosquitoes and their eggs.

Bromeliads Can Be Safely Treated for Mosquitoes.

There is good news for bromeliad lovers everywhere. These beautiful plants can be treated to ensure that the mosquito larvae does not produce adult mosquitoes. Mosquito Squad offers a granular treatment that is a safe insecticide applied on a schedule to ensure your bromeliads bloom without becoming mosquito hot beds.

Bromeliads Attract Zika Virus Carrying Breeds Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus.

According to the CDC the aedes aaegyti and aedes albopictus breeds of mosquito are the breeds that carry a variety of mosquito-borne illnesses, including zika virus. Mosquito Squad of St. Petersburg-Clearwater can assess your property today and help you create a plan to ensure your yard and garden are effectively treated for mosquitoes and other pests.

A Multi-Tiered Strategy is Most Effective at Combatting Mosquitoes

We offer a variety of ways to ensure your property is virtually mosquito free. Your best bet is a multi-tiered plan which includes water reduction and regular sprays. Our quotes are always free!