Here in Florida, especially in the Tampa area, mosquitoes are one of the most common and bothersome pests that we deal with. Their incessant buzzing and painful bites are enough to drive anybody crazy, but there are steps you can take to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Prevent Mosquitoes from Invading
Standing water is one of the biggest attractants for mosquito activity, and should be disposed of right away. Puddles in buckets, toys, and unused pools make a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and their larvae. Additionally, keeping your grass trimmed to a healthy length, you help get rid of potential hiding spots for nuisance mosquitoes.
In addition to leaving painful swollen bites all over your body, mosquitoes have the potential to transmit serious diseases. Just some of which include:
- West Nile virus
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis
- Saint Louis Encephalitis
- Zika virus
Zika has been all over the news in recent times, and Florida has seen numerous people infected since 2016. Though the outbreak hasn’t been on a large scale here, you should take every precaution against being bitten.
Call the Experts
If you have any questions or need help keeping your property free of mosquitoes, speak to the experts at Critter Control® of Tampa. Our trained professionals can help you come up with a plan to eliminate those pesky insects from your home. Call us today at 813.948.0870 to take the first step in protecting your home and family from mosquitos.