Our ABC service technician is prompt and he communicates well with us about any issues he foresees and makes sure to ask us if we are having any concerns. He has worked with us to accommodate our tight schedule for treatments.
Pouring out standing water helps, but it will not eliminate your mosquito problem. You have to kill the adult mosquitoes and larvae. We recommend establishing a regular pest control schedule, with mosquito treatments every 20 to 30 days, especially in the warmer months.
Our specialists use a combination of two methods to treat your home for mosquitoes:
- We treat under bushes and shrubs around your house, which is where mosquitoes spend much of their time.
- We also use puckets to treat areas of standing water. These kill any larvae in the water and prevent mosquitoes from laying more eggs there.
Some Orlando homes are particularly attractive to mosquitoes, such as those with swimming pools or ponds. These homes may benefit from additional protective measures.
We offer a Mosquito Misting System that is placed in strategic harborage areas around your backyard. It's as easy as pressing a button to keep mosquitoes at bay and enjoy a peaceful backyard experience. The system is programmed to deliver mosquito treatments around the perimeter of your property at specific times and in specific amounts.
Most of the time, mosquitoes are simply an annoyance. Female mosquitoes have a tube-like appendage on their mouths that they use to suck blood from humans and a variety of other species. The spot where a mosquito “bites” a person can become irritated, forming a welt or a rash. Mosquitoes can make what would normally be an enjoyable outdoor location—such as a swimming pool or patio—completely unusable.
In addition to an annoying bite, mosquitoes can also carry a variety of diseases that are transmittable to people. Mosquito-borne diseases are not as common in the United States as in other parts of the world, but they do occur in Florida.
Malaria is a common disease transmitted by mosquitoes in tropical regions, and a few cases occur in the U.S. every year. Mosquitoes can also carry diseases like West Nile virus, yellow fever, dengue fever, and encephalitis.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, and they prefer warm, humid climates. Florida is the perfect environment for them, and they have settled this area with great enthusiasm. One female mosquito can lay up to five hundred eggs at a time, and mosquitoes can cover a range of up to ten miles to breed.
You can take several steps to protect yourself from mosquitoes on a day-to-day basis:
- Mosquitoes are attracted to exposed skin, so the more you cover up, the better. This may prove difficult in the hot summer months, but long sleeves and long pants can go a long way towards keeping mosquitoes away.
- Mosquitoes are drawn to standing water, such as puddles and flower pots. Be sure to dump rain water out whenever possible.
- Insect repellents can provide temporary relief when you’re enjoying the Florida outdoors.