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823 E Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32803
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Always very good. Danny is friendly and efficient. He takes the time to have a friendly conversation while finding out your needs and covering all problem areas. I will be recommending ABC to anyone with pest control needs.

- Carrissa S., April 2017
How do you treat homes for mosquitoes?

Pouring out standing water helps, but will not eliminate your mosquito problem. You have to kill both the adult mosquitoes and their 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 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.

Our technicians may also recommend a special mosquito trap for your property. These Mosquito Larvicide Stations resemble a flower pot, but are a sophisticated device which contains two special solutions to control mosquitoes in a 4,000-square foot area.

Mosquitoes looking for a place to lay eggs are attracted to the traps by an odor lure. When the mosquito lands on the interior of the trap, spores attach to its body which multiply, leading to a fungal infection which kills the mosquito in a few days. That mosquito is then unable to bite you or lay more eggs.

The other thing that happens as the mosquito lays her eggs in the trap is that she transmits a larvicide into the liquid which attacks tbefore the offspring pupates. Unknowingly, as she travels to other nesting locations to lay eggs, she continues to transmit the larvacide, so that all surrounding breeding sites are neutralized. So these traps not only take care of the mosquitoes that are biting you, but also any future mosquitoes which may take up residence in your yard. 

Do you offer ongoing mosquito protection?

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.

Why are mosquitoes so dangerous?

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.

Why does Florida have so many mosquitoes?

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.

How can I protect myself from mosquitoes?

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.

Meet Our Mosquito Control Team

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  • John Bowman
    Pest Control Technician