Mosquitoes are more than just annoying, there are several species native and non-native to Florida that carry diseases. The most concerning are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, both of which are vectors of Zika virus. Combined homeowner efforts as well as pest control treatment methods will assist in keeping these pests away from you and your loved ones.
Standing water is the perfect habitat for mosquito larvae to thrive, homeowners can prevent most mosquito activity by regularly checking around the home and clearing away any debris that may hold water. Old tires, water pales, even the kids inflatable swimming pool turned upside down provide excellent areas for adult mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
Treating for mosquitoes consist of treating the exterior of your home in flower beds, mulch beds, shrubs, shaded grass areas, and placing "dunks" in standing water that is present on the property. Depending on the level of foliage that is on the property will determine the appropriate frequency to properly reduce mosquito activity.