When a mosquito bites you, it does so by piercing the skin and draws blood with a needle-like mouth, also called proboscis. To prevent your blood from clotting, the mosquito injects you with an anticoagulant. The anticoagulant is in the mosquito’s saliva. Only female mosquitoes bite, and they do so to acquire the necessary nutrients for them to produce and lay eggs.

How Your Body Reacts

But why do mosquito bites itch? A healthy body responds by recognizing this foreign substance (the anticoagulant) as an attack. As part of the body’s defense, it releases histamine. That release of histamine is what makes you itch. The itching is an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva. Your body will then enlarge the blood vessels in the surrounding area, which results in the typical mosquito bump.  

why do mosquito bites itchThe more your body gets attacked by mosquitoes, the more your body will get used to this foreign substance resulting in a lesser reaction. If you have ever traveled to a new country and noticed that mosquito bites are itchier, this is because you are encountering a species of mosquitoes you are not accustomed to. Therefore, the body reacts strongly.  Also, keep in mind that not everyone builds a tolerance over time.

When you scratch a mosquito bite, the skin becomes even more inflamed, and since inflammation causes your skin to itch, you get stuck in a cycle where scratching will cause more itching. Plus, by continuing to scratch, you put yourself at risk of breaking the skin and causing an infection, which leads to even more of an itch. 

How Do You Avoid the Annoying Itch?

If the itching is caused by histamine, try using an antihistamine or regular anti-allergy medication. Calamine lotion tends to give good results. Applying cold to the affected area also works well because it helps with the swelling. Some people swear by honey, oatmeal, or aloe vera. While there are no real mosquito bites cures, the application of these soothing elements might help with the itch. 

mosquito bites cureWhen it Comes to Mosquitoes, the Best Defense is a Relentless Attack

Why deal with the itching when you can avoid getting bitten altogether?  Protect your home with a mosquito misting system. Present a relentless attack to the flying pests by having a system that routinely sprays an efficient pesticide. Use one that does not harm humans, and that can be triggered at any time for extra protection. Pest control specialists recommend mosquito misting systems to protect from mosquitoes and other insects. 

Trust SWAT for All Your Mosquito Fighting Needs

When installing a mosquito misting system, only the best will do. SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ uses the best components in the market. Our staff is made up of trained technicians, and we are always happy to assist in any way we can. Reach us for a free estimate at 1-866-900-SWAT (7928) and don’t forget to ask about our mosquito control guarantee.


Did you know that over 80 species of mosquitoes make Florida their home? No other state comes close to having such mosquito diversity. As we all know, mosquitoes cause many diseases and should be dealt with as effectively as possible to prevent the spread of these diseases to humans and other animals.


Several Cities in Florida Made the Top 50 of Mosquito Infected Cities

florida mosquitoesMosquitoes are an all-too-familiar pest for Floridians. A recent news article from the Miami Herald touches on some of the major cities in Florida that are prone to mosquitoes. One recent list of worst mosquito cities, Miami went down six spots from last year, making it number 14. The fact that Miami came down a few spots is good news, but for Miamians, they don’t have much to celebrate about, at least not yet. It seems people in Miami are wising up to the best mosquito misting systems and doing their part in mosquito removal.  Unfortunately, several other cities like Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Jacksonville also made the top 50. Plus, on a separate list courtesy of CBS Miami, Miami came in number 10, with other Florida cities (Orlando, Tampa, West Palm, and Jacksonville) all placing in the top 50. 

Time to Act

It’s no surprise that Florida cities make the list of cities most infested with mosquitoes. Thanks to the humid temperature and frequent rain, Florida’s mosquito season is year-round for a large variety of mosquitos. Knowing that Florida has more species of mosquitoes than any other state, and seeing that five of our cities make the top 50 of mosquito-infected cities makes it obvious that living in Florida, it is essential to have an effective mosquito misting system.

The World Health Organization has named the mosquito “one of the deadliest animals in the world” because of its ability to carry and spread diseases to humans. In order to avoid the host of diseases that mosquitoes are known to infect humans with, you should have a solid and effective mosquito removal and mosquito prevention strategy.


mosquito misting system FloridaCombat Mosquitos with the Best

There are many different methods to get rid of mosquitos. Some do-it-yourself methods call for herbs and oils, some for garlic and clove crushed and dispersed in the affected area, and the list goes on. No matter the do-it-yourself mosquito removal strategy, they all have one thing in common: the results are not as effective as people would like.  The only tried and true method of both prevention and removal of mosquitoes available to the public is a professional mosquito misting system, a truly effective tool against mosquitoes.



Trust Your Safety to the Best

SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ is, simply put, the best option for a professional mosquito misting system. At SWAT, we use the best application methods to remove mosquitoes en masse, as applied by our highly trained technicians. Our friendly support team is standing by to provide you with a mosquito misting system that will get rid of mosquitoes once and for all. Are you ready to regain peace of mind and enjoy the great outdoors without repellant or bug bites? If so, give us a call at 1-866-900-SWAT (7928) or complete our online contact form for a free estimate.



A mosquito will go through four stages during its life. While most of us think of the mosquito as a flying insect, the fact is that during three of the four stages, the mosquito is aquatic. So why is it important to understand the life cycle of a mosquito? Beyond extending your knowledge of insect biology, understanding how to identify areas, where mosquitos breed and infest, will help with your mosquito prevention efforts. 

The Egg Stage

mosquito life cycleDepending on the type of mosquito, eggs will be laid one-by-one usually in a single file or in bunches making small boats or rafts.  Most mosquitoes lay their eggs on the surface of the water, but others will do so on the shore where the water will later cover them. Usually an egg with hatch within forty-eight hours of being laid; this, however, may change if the climate is not warm enough.

The Second Stage of a Mosquito Life Cycle is the Larva

Larva likes to live in water. They do, however, require coming to the surface in order to breathe but will often return under the surface. The larva will go through four stages of growth, each time shedding its skin for a bigger one to grow into. They eat whatever organic mass they find in the water including microorganisms.  Once the larva sheds its final skin it will transition into the next stage.

The Larva Becomes a Pupa

During the third stage, they do not require sustenance. They are basically hibernating, except they do move if they perceive any danger. Just like a caterpillar will metamorphose into a butterfly, the pupa will develop into an adult or what we commonly refer to as a mosquito.

Finally, the Last Stage, Adult Mosquito

This is the stage that we are all familiar with, the flying pest that goes around trying to suck the blood out of the unsuspecting human. Truth be told, it is only the female of the species that require blood; still, everyone knows what an adult mosquito looks like and it does take a couple of days for an adult to be able to fly and attack people. Different mosquitos will have different lifespans, while some can live as little as four days there are species that will live a whole month before their cycle ends.

life cycle of a mosquitoGet Them at Every Stage

If you can get rid of them before they can fly, you’re better equipped for preventing mosquitoes from mating, disrupting the cycle and making life that much better. While it would be nearly impossible for most people to go around the yard several times a day looking for a spot where a mosquito might try to lay eggs, or where they may live during the larva and pupa stage to try and combat them before they fly, this is exactly what a mosquito misting system can do.

Call SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ Today

For the most effective mosquito prevention strategy, call SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ today. We will gladly design the best mosquito misting system to ensure your safety from mosquitoes. Complete our online contact form or call us at 1-866-900-SWAT (7928) for a free estimate.




Living in Florida, where it’s always mosquito season, we’ve all taken measures to prevent mosquitoes from becoming a nuisance in our homes. Whether it’s do-it-yourself mosquito traps, homemade mosquito repellant, natural plants, or candles, foggers, and sprays, many of the methods we use just aren’t super effective all the time or require a lot of manual effort. So, when is it time to invest in a long-term solution such as a home mosquito misting system? Here are three signs that you should consider a professional mosquito prevention method. 

When the News Announces Yet Another Mosquito Disease

best mosquito misting systemWhenever you hear the news talk about a new deadly disease that could affect your area and that is carried by mosquitoes, you know it is a sure sign you need a mosquito misting system installed to protect your family.

In the last decade, we have been constantly bombarded by news articles about how Zika can destroy lives and even affect unborn children; we have heard of encephalitis with dozens of different names. Diseases that were once obscure and had rarely been heard in Florida have become commonplace such as Dengue or Chikungunya, not to mention Nile Fever, yellow fever, and just about every other type of fever you can think of. And what do all these scary diseases have in common? You guessed it; mosquitos can infect you with every single one of them.

When You are Tired of Getting Bitten

If you are tired of getting bitten every time you go out of the house and into the yard, you have a clear sign that it is time to act. Even if diseases were not on the top of your list of reasons to get a carefree mosquito misting system, the level of annoyance mosquitoes cause would be enough. Nothing like getting bitten in the middle of the night to ruin your chance of getting a good night’s sleep.

When June Gets Here

In Florida we have an incredible amount of water; most of South Florida is basically a repurposed swamp and mosquitoes love all that water. To make matters worse, we have a rainy season that lasts from June through September, bringing with it several inches of rain every month. It does not take long for mosquitoes to make use of that water and multiply exponentially. The beginning of the rainy season in Florida is one of the best indicators that it is indeed time to invest in a home mosquito misting system.

home mosquito misting systemWhen a Heatwave is on its Way

If there is something mosquitoes love, it is the heat. Even though you find mosquitoes in colder climates, only in the tropics do they thrive. Whenever there is a heatwave you know to expect more mosquitoes, and when it comes to Florida you can usually expect water to come with that heat, making the ideal situation for mosquitos to breed and proliferate.



What to Do When You Know

When you start to see the signs and realize you need a home mosquito misting system, make sure to contact SWAT Mosquito Systems®️. Our system is the best there is; our mist consists of a variety of products, including pyrethrum (a chrysanthemum based and biodegradable product), permethrin, natural oils, as well as some non-toxic options. The systems are landscape-friendly and can typically be hidden in the foliage. Give us a call at 1-866-900-SWAT (7928) and let us design the best mosquito misting system for you.