How to Survive Mosquito Season in Florida
There is a lot to like about the Sunshine State including plenty of beaches, beautiful blue waters, palm trees, and world-class entertainment. Florida is also well-known for its pests and mosquitoes are at the top of the list. Just try to have an outdoor gathering and you’ll likely be bombarded by these blood-sucking pests. It’s not just that they’re annoying, mosquitoes also pass on viruses and diseases to people and pets. Here is a quick survival guide to help you get through the worst of mosquito season in Florida from SWAT Mosquito Systems:
When Is Mosquito Season in Florida?
Mosquitoes love warm, wet weather and Florida is the perfect habitat. In fact, they can be found nearly year-round in South Florida. However, the official season for mosquitoes also corresponds to the rainy season which runs from June to October. During this time of the year, mosquitoes are most active during dusk and dawn as they forage for a blood meal.
How Dangerous Are Mosquitoes?
There’s nothing quite as disruptive to a good time than having mosquitoes buzz around your face. That is until they start to bite. Female mosquitoes need blood to produce the next generation and they’re voracious feeders. Their bites, however, are more than harmless, itchy welts. Mosquitoes can pass on dangerous diseases like Zika Virus, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, and West Nile Virus to people as well as heartworms to dogs.
How to Protect Your Home and Family from Mosquitoes
The best way to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites is to stay indoors during mosquito season. But, that’s just impractical. Instead of hiding, use these simple techniques to stay safe:
Clean Up Standing Water
If you have containers, bird baths, puddles, or bodies of standing, stagnant water on your property, it can be a nursery for mosquitoes. Make sure you turn buckets and other containers upside down, aerate ponds, clean and chlorinate your pool regularly, and eliminate any other stagnant water to deter mosquitoes.
Keep Your Landscape Maintained
Mosquitoes love water, but they also enjoy the shade on a hot Florida day, just like you do. To keep them from congregating in your yard, take some time to do some landscaping. Trim bushes, remove dead plant material, and eliminate overgrown weedy areas to remove any shady spots mosquitoes may hide.
Wear Long Sleeves and Pants
It’s hot outside and you want to wear shorts and a tank top, but you may want to reconsider. If you’ll be outdoors during prime mosquito times, loose-fitting long-sleeved shirts and pants will help protect against mosquito bites. Stay away from black, aqua, red, and orange as these are colors mosquitoes are attracted to.
Eliminate Mosquitoes with a SWAT Mosquito Misting System
You love Florida, but the mosquitoes are enough to drive you crazy. Staying inside and wearing long sleeves just aren’t an option. You need a real solution that works. For long-term protection from mosquitoes, contact SWAT Mosquito Systems today. Our unique mosquito misting systems incorporate plant oils like rosemary to create a safe, effective mosquito repellent that won’t harm you, your pets, or your plants.
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.