How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes and Protect Your Family in Florida
With temperatures nearing triple digits and high humidity, summers in Florida can be sticky and uncomfortable. Unfortunately, this time of the year is also when mosquitoes are out in full force. It’s nearly impossible to enjoy an evening outdoors without being subjected to their constant buzzing and biting. More than just annoying, mosquitoes are dangerous. They can pass on diseases like West Nile Virus to people and heartworms in dogs. It’s vital then, that you get rid of mosquitoes from your yard and garden to protect your family and pets, but how?
Florida Mosquito Basics
Before you can effectively take action against mosquitoes, you need to understand a little bit about them. First of all, you must know that male mosquitoes are harmless nectar feeders. It’s the females you have to look out for as they need proteins found in blood to aid the development of their eggs. These blood-thirsty moms are attracted to the carbon dioxide you breathe out, sweat, and the heat off your body. There is virtually no escape.
How to Protect Your Family From Mosquitoes
It would certainly be easiest to stay in the house during peak mosquito season, however, this isn’t a real option. While avoiding mosquitoes isn’t always easy you can minimize contact with them by following these simple suggestions:
- Avoid prolonged outdoor exposure during peak mosquito times (mornings and evenings).
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to minimize exposed skin.
- Install a bug-proof net around your patio or deck.
- Eliminate any standing water in buckets, containers, or puddles.
What You Need to Know About Mosquito Repellent Products
Note that in the list above we didn’t mention anything about spraying mosquito repellent products on your skin or around your yard. That’s because we really don’t want you to use these products because they contain toxic chemicals that could harm you, your children, your pets, and the environment. Rather than using these potentially dangerous solutions, we recommend using natural, plant-based mosquito repellents delivered by a customized mosquito misting system.
Mosquito Misters from SWAT Mosquito Systems
When it’s time to entertain friends and family, the last thing you want to do is spray chemicals or burn noxious candles. With our unique mosquito misting system, you’ll never have to go through that routine again. Our mosquito misting systems use pyrethrum (derived from the chrysanthemum plant) and rosemary-based sprays to safely repel mosquitoes. At regular intervals throughout the day and night, the system sends out a gentle mist that sends mosquitoes packing.
Get a Free Mosquito Misting System Estimate Today
Don’t suffer from an invasion during mosquito season in Florida, contact the mosquito control experts at SWAT Mosquito Systems today or give us a call at 1-866-900-SWAT(7928) to schedule an appointment We’ll be happy to inspect your property and work up an estimate for a custom mosquito misting system. You can rest assured that your family is protected from harmful mosquitoes without exposing them to dangerous chemicals found in many mosquito repellents.
SWAT Mosquito Systems specializes in providing the most effective solutions to manage flying, biting insects such as mosquitoes, no-see-ums, flies, fleas, ticks, and more. Your system will be custom designed to meet the unique needs of your residential or commercial property. Once our premium system is installed, it sprays a fine mist that immediately creates an insect-free zone, allowing you, your family, your guests, and your customers to fully enjoy the beautiful outdoor lifestyle.