Is it real or imagined, does a full moon really contribute to increased mosquito and biting activity? Yes – studies show that a full moon may increase mosquito biting by as much as 500%....that’s right 500% - just what we need in Florida.
In coastal areas, which there are plenty of in Hillsborough, Pinnelas and Manatee counties, the full moon brings higher tides which leads to an increase in wet / moist soil. The wet and moist soil is the perfect breeding ground for female mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
These conditions also cause female mosquitoes to look for blood meals, that includes you, and mates to breed and lay even more eggs for future hatchings.
Don’t give up hope just yet. There are actions you can take, especially during the days of a full moon cycle such as:
- Strategic Event Planning – When planning an outdoor event such as a wedding, party, BBQ, etc., check the full moon schedule and try to avoid those dates to the extent possible.
- Stay Indoors - Stay inside, particularly during dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active.
- Standing Water - Try to drain as much standing water as you can such as cans, garbage cans, pet dishes, birdbaths, buckets, toys, flowerpot saucers, etc.
What is the Best Course of Action?
Contact Mosquito Squad of Tampa Bay at (813) 502-0505 or firstname.lastname@example.org – Your professional mosquito and biting insect control service provider to help you FIGHT THE BITE.
Mosquito Squad of Tampa Bay will treat your property and perform “Barrier Spray” treatments to instantly kill the mosquito and biting insect population. Their solutions have a residual that will continuously release the insecticide for up to three weeks. Mosquito Squad will also treat standing water with larvicide / dunks to further control and reduce new hatchings.
For the ideal solution, consider the installation of an Automatic Misting System, so you never have to worry about full moon cycles or other weather conditions such as rain ever again. We set it and you forget it, knowing you have the ultimate defense against mosquitoes and other biting insects, giving you peace of mind that you can enjoy your outdoors year-round bite free.
Mosquito Squad of Tampa Bay is the preferred diamond-level dealer / installer of the MistAway misting systems within the greater Tampa Bay area. Mosquito Squad’s Technicians have attended and completed iMistAway University for advanced training and the owner of Mosquito Squad of Tampa Bay will custom-design the system to meet your outdoor living needs.