Mosquito Control: Protect Your Pets From Heartworm And Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

Author: Mosquito Squad of St. Petersburg-Clearwater

With spring in full swing and summer right around the corner; mosquitoes will be out in force. Mosquitoes are bothersome to both humans and family pets. Now is the time to put a plan together to reduce your family’s chances of exposure to mosquito-borne illness.

When talking about pets; the number one concern from mosquito bites is heartworm. The map below shows Florida is a very active part of the country for heartworm. Heartworm medication is effective at prevention. It is recommended on most heartworm medication websites that along with a medication regimen you take additional steps to control mosquitoes around your pets.

heartworm map

Using Human Mosquito Repellent On Dogs And Cats Is Not Recommended

Be careful when selecting repellent if you have pets. Dogs and cats should not be exposed to deet which is a common chemical in many human mosquito repellents. Our chemicals are safe for both humans and pets. We offer single sprays and seasonal spray packages to keep your yard virtually mosquito free.

What Can You Do?

The following list is a good place to start. Mosquito Squad can help you put together a comprehensive plan that includes assessing your property to determine where mosquitoes are breeding and how best to treat those areas.