Inside Your Home
By making sure that screens are installed in all your windows and doors, as well as fixing holes in older screens, you can reduce the number of mosquitoes that are able to get inside. Additionally, mosquitoes love to lay their eggs near water. Make sure to empty and clean out vases, flower saucers, cups, and anything else that could be holding water throughout your home! Furthermore, you can always buy an indoor insect fogger or spray and use per the label instructions to eliminate any mosquito populations that have made their way inside.
Outside Your Home
Just as it’s important to empty containers inside the home, the same is true for outside the home. Once a week you should empty, turn over, wash out, cover, or throw away the items around your home that could be holding water such as buckets, toys, tires, planters, bird baths, pools, and trash containers. When it comes to areas that can’t be covered, like ponds, Mosquito Squad can use larvicides to kill young mosquitoes. Also, make sure to cover and/or repair septic tanks, waste storage containers, open vents, or plumbing pipes to block off any area that a mosquito may decide to nest or harbor.
Of course, you can always contact Mosquito Squad of Tampa Bay for all your outside mosquito control needs! Our traditional and all-natural treatments are perfect for busy homeowners who don’t have the time to make sure everything in their yard is dumped, covered, scrubbed, etc.
EPA-registered products are a great way to keep mosquitoes away from you and your loved ones while outside. When used according to their product label instructions, these products can be an effective barrier of protection! Search for products that contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon, eucalyptus, or para-menthane-diol. Furthermore, wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants can also reduce the amount of bites you encounter.
Mosquitoes fly an estimated 1 to 1.5 miles per hour
Mosquitoes find hosts by sight, detecting infra-red radiation emitted by warm bodies, and chemical signals like carbon dioxide and lactic acid
Active or fidgety people produce more CO2 and lactic acid, thereby looking more appealing to mosquitoes
Smelly feet and Limburger Cheese are attractive to certain mosquito species
There are approximately 2,700 species of mosquitoes with 176 of them being in the United States