Why Professional Mosquito Control Is The Way To Go For Your Tampa, FL Property

a mosquito biting a human hand

Pests are annoying just by existing and invading your Tampa, FL property. When that pest singles you out as its meal like mosquitoes do, that just adds insult to injury. Mosquitoes are tiny with grey coloring and they dine on your blood.

Mosquitoes are extremely fond of wet environments, which is why they're prevalent in the Tampa area. While it's believed some people are more likely to get bitten, the truth is that anyone with blood is fair game. As such, many people end up with an itchy welt, but this is the least of the concern where mosquitoes are concerned.

Dangerous All Over The World

The truth is that mosquitoes are arguably the most dangerous animal in the world. People indeed survive numerous bites from them every year, but it only takes one for the possibility of a disease to be transmitted.

Mosquitoes have a lot of bacteria and pathogens on their body and their biting just leaves you susceptible. Some of the most common diseases in the United States to watch for are the West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and Dengue fever. If you travel internationally, then other illnesses like malaria, yellow fever, and others become a concern. If you experience any symptoms shortly after a bite, then get to a doctor as quickly as possible to begin medical treatment immediately.

DIY (Do It Yourself) Prevention And Its Success

Since they're around so much, it's common for property owners to attempt controlling the mosquito population on their own. In fairness, some of these tactics work while others are less than successful. A breakdown of helpful tips is provided below:

  • Eliminate Standing Water: Without a doubt, this is the most effective DIY solution possible. Mosquitoes love the water and will make homes near any source whether it's a birdbath, clogged gutter, or even a puddle. Remove these sources and they won't stick around much longer.
  • Review The Use Of Torches/Candles: It's commonly believed that torches like these keep mosquitoes away because of the scent they release. However, whatever benefit the scent provides is negated by the mosquitoes' attraction to the heat and carbon dioxide emitted by the flames.
  • Maintain Landscaping: If your property is a jungle, the mosquitoes will come to stay and play. Keep them away by mowing the grass, trimming hedges, and keeping all plant-life a minimum distance from your home to remain protected.
  • Determine If Different Sprays Are Effective: Some sprays like the ones you place on your own body are effective to a point and should be used. However, most sprays are ineffective, especially ones designed for the property. This is because sprays don't deliver a concentrated approach that focuses on the solution. At best they treat the symptom.

Mosquito Control With EcoTech Pest Control Services

Mosquitoes ruin the party for everyone both literally and figuratively. By partnering with our team at EcoTech Pest Control Services, you can get the results you need today while remaining protected going forward. We offer an inspection and then implement treatment for year-round mosquito control.

With the use of our In2Care Mosquito Trap system, we can attract female mosquitoes by placing them in strategic locations. After coming in contact with the system, they go back to their nest and transmit both adulticide and larvicide, which eliminates adult mosquitoes and larvae respectively. We also offer one-time treatments for those who just need a little help making sure an outdoor event goes off successfully without everyone going home with unwanted souvenirs.

Are you in need of mosquito control services? Then give our team at EcoTech Pest Control Services a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional mosquito control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free inspection.