There is no doubt that mosquitoes are irritating to deal with. When they come into your yard, they're going to make your life miserable. But, should you be worried about more than just a few itchy welts? Today, we're going to take a look at everything you need to know about mosquitoes in Tampa, such as how mosquitoes breed, why they bite you, the diseases they spread, and the best way to keep mosquitoes away. Let's get into it.

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Mosquitoes: The Lifecycle Of The Little Fly In Tampa

The question we get asked most often is, "How do mosquitoes breed?" This is an important question. If you know the answer to this, you'll be well on your way to reducing mosquitoes in your yard, preventing bites, and mitigating the threat of mosquito-borne diseases. How do mosquitoes breed? For most mosquitoes, it requires stagnant water. After a male and female mosquito mate, the female lays her eggs in stagnant water. These eggs hatch and the babies grow into adults that eventually take to the air.

If you want fewer mosquitoes in your yard, you need to be thinking about those baby mosquitoes in water. If you pour water out, the mosquitoes won't develop into adults. You can also prevent mosquitoes from breeding if you remove water sources from your yard.

Why Mosquitoes Bite In Tampa

The only mosquitoes that bite are female mosquitoes. This is because females need a blood meal in order to breed. This is also important to know. Female mosquitoes aren't trying to bite you to get food. They eat nectar and plant sap. They bite you because they can't reproduce if they don't. Trust us when we say, female mosquitoes are highly motivated to reproduce. If they don't, they'll go extinct. They'll push through discomfort to get a blood meal. Don't expect to successfully keep mosquitoes away with a bad smell.

The Diseases Mosquitoes In Tampa Can Transmit

You've probably heard of malaria. It is the most dangerous mosquito-borne disease in the world, but it is actually not as dangerous in Tampa as the West Nile virus. This disease is picked up by mosquitoes every year because there are local populations of animals that carry this virus. West Nile virus is the most common, and most deadly virus in the United States.

Another dangerous mosquito disease is Eastern equine encephalitis. While extremely rare, it is a potent virus with a high mortality rate. All other dangerous mosquito-borne diseases, such as dengue fever, Zika virus, Chikungunya, yellow fever, etc., are diseases that only occur when we have an outbreak.

The Best Way To Protect Your Tampa Property From Mosquitoes

How do you protect yourself from mosquito-borne diseases? While you can have some success by addressing baby mosquitoes in water and breaking the cycle of infestation, the only way to get close to having no mosquitoes is to use the desire to breed against those female mosquitoes. Since they're driven by this behavior, the best solution for mosquitoes is to trap them.

At EcoTech Pest Control Service, we use the In2Care Mosquito Trap system. When female mosquitoes look for a place to breed in your yard, they're drawn to these traps. Once inside, they come in contact with the active ingredient as they lay their eggs in the water provided. This destroys the eggs and prevents hundreds of mosquitoes from developing into adult, flying, biting, disease-spreading mosquitoes that take to the air and plague you with bites. This is the method we use to provide year-round protection from mosquitoes in Tampa.

What if you want immediate control of mosquitoes? When you have an upcoming event, such as a wedding, reception, birthday party, graduation, or some other important event, you're not going to want to wait for traps to solve the mosquito problem in your yard. You want to get rid of mosquitoes fast so that you have no mosquitoes on the day of your important event. We can help with this as well.

What is our solution for fast mosquito control? Spraying for mosquitoes in your yard. The mist applications we apply to key areas on your property work to knock down adult mosquitoes that are resting in vegetation and other hiding places. This application also takes care of new mosquitoes that enter your yard before the event.

Get Your Mosquito Protection In Place

Mosquitoes are pesky insects. If you want ongoing protection, In2Care is the best option. If you want fast mosquito reduction, spraying for mosquitoes in your yard is the way to go. Let our licensed Tampa pest management professionals help you find the right solution for the mosquitoes in your yard. Connect with us today to schedule a service visit. Life is so much better without mosquitoes! Isn't it time you had a break?

 

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