How To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Tampa Property

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When you see pictures of Tampa, you see people enjoying the beach, spending time out in the sunshine. What you don't see are the mosquitoes that appear seemingly out of nowhere, ruining your time in the beautiful Florida sunshine. Mosquitoes are a common problem in Tampa and are not pests you want hanging around. They can spread diseases and leave you covered in itchy, painful bites. And because they can fly, they are hard to prevent. 

Fortunately, we can help you with your mosquito problems. We are EcoTech Pest Control. We have over a decade of experience with pest control in Tampa and can keep mosquitoes out of your yard and away from your family. 

Why Mosquitoes Never Go Away In Tampa

One of the best parts about living in Florida is that winter doesn't really exist. Unfortunately, the climate we enjoy so much is also why we have to deal with mosquitoes all year. 

Due to our warm and humid climate, mosquitoes are a year-round problem in Tampa. Combining high temperatures and abundant water sources creates an ideal breeding environment for these annoying and dangerous insects. Unlike regions with colder winters, Florida's milder climate allows mosquitoes to thrive throughout the year without significantly decreasing their numbers.

How To Minimize Mosquitoes Around Your Yard

While mosquitoes in Tampa are a year-round problem, you don't have to accept their presence on your property. You can make changes to prevent them. The number one thing you can do to minimize mosquitoes around your yard is to eliminate standing water.

Standing water attracts mosquitoes because they need it to breed. Even a tiny amount is enough for them. Eliminate areas where water may collect, including:

  • Buckets
  • Empty Pots
  • Bird Baths (change the water regularly)
  • Tarps
  • Tires
  • Low-lying areas

It is also essential to keep your yard mowed and remove overgrown vegetation that can provide shade and harborage for mosquitoes. You can also use natural deterrents like citronella candles and install small fans to drive mosquitoes away. 

Five Tips To Avoid Getting Mosquito Bites

While there are things you can do to keep mosquitoes away from your yard, here in Tampa, they are almost impossible to avoid altogether. That is why you must take steps to circumvent mosquito bites while outside. Here are five ways you can protect yourself from mosquito bites:

  1. Use an EPA-approved mosquito repellent that contains DEET.
  2. Wear long sleeves and pants, covering as much skin as possible.
  3. Avoid wearing dark colors and scented lotions.
  4. Avoid being outside around dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
  5. If you are going to camp or spend time outdoors, use screens or mosquito nets.

By following these tips, you can limit your exposure to mosquitoes and the diseases they can spread. 

The Long-Term Solution To Reducing Mosquitoes Around Your Yard

You can do what you can to prevent mosquitoes and alter your habits to prevent mosquito bites. Still, when it comes to reducing the mosquito population in your yard, there is no substitute for professional mosquito control from EcoTech Pest Control. 

We use multiple methods for mosquito control in Tampa. For year-round mosquito prevention, we install the In2Care Mosquito Trap system. These traps attract females to ingredients that eliminate mosquitoes, which spread to other areas as they fly around your yard. The active ingredients in the In2Care Mosquito Trap system include adulticide and larvicide to treat mosquitoes in all stages of the life cycle. We also offer specialized backpack misting treatments, which are great as a one-time treatment before big events like weddings, concerts, or outdoor parties. 

Whatever you need, we have you covered at EcoTech Pest Control. We will ensure you can enjoy your time outside in the beautiful Tampa sunshine without letting mosquitoes ruin it.