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How To Stop Mosquitoes From Taking the Fun Out of Summer

Life in Florida provides warm weather, ample opportunities for outdoor adventure, and unfortunately, mosquitoes. These insects can quickly turn enjoyable moments under the sun into itchy and uncomfortable experiences. While there are measures you can take on your own to keep mosquitoes away, they always seem to come back. 

There are some DIY methods of mosquito control out there you can try, but they pale in comparison to the effectiveness of professional care. A comprehensive treatment from the pest control experts at Hulett Environmental Services offers the best solution for a mosquito-free home, all while ensuring the utilization of eco-friendly mosquito control methods.

Risks of Mosquito Bites and Reactions

While not as outwardly intimidating as bees or wasps, mosquitoes can potentially be even more dangerous. Mosquitoes are responsible for over 700,000 deaths worldwide each year. That’s more than any other insect or animal on Earth. The diseases they carry, such as malaria, West Nile virus, and dengue, have harmed human populations for thousands of years, but that’s not the only danger they pose.

Even if they are not carrying a disease, mosquito bites can cause mild to severe allergic reactions in some individuals. The bite site may become swollen, itchy, and red, leading to discomfort and irritation. In extreme cases, individuals with severe allergies may experience anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction that requires immediate medical attention.

A puddle of standing water, which can be an ideal spot for mosquito reproduction.

What Can I Do To Keep Mosquitoes Away?

With the vast mosquito population in South Florida, most homeowners require professional pest control to keep mosquitoes at bay. In these cases, remember to just Call Hulett for your mosquito and bug control. However, in addition to professional treatments, there are some steps you can take on your own to minimize the mosquito presence around your home. While none of them are guarantees, homeowners should take these actions as well, to make your home a less-hospitable place for mosquitoes. 

  1. Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes breed. Regularly empty and clean bird baths, pet water bowls, gutters, and other areas where water can collect. The longer these standing bodies of water go without cleaning, the more mosquitoes will be able to reproduce near your home.
  2. Maintain your yard by trimming tall grass and bushes, as mosquitoes love to hide in shady spots during the day. Keep your yard tidy to reduce their hiding places, and if you have a garden, consider planting lavender, citronella, or other species that repel mosquitoes
  3. Install screens to ensure all doors and windows are sealed. Cracks and crevices can act as potential entry points for mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can get large, but they can squeeze through small holes, so be sure to seal all gaps or openings in your home. Keep in mind that mosquitoes may also catch a ride inside your home on you, which is why it is important to make sure they stay away while you are outside.
  4. Use mosquito repellents containing DEET on exposed skin when spending time outdoors to keep mosquitoes away from you. Also, be sure to avoid periods of peak activity. Mosquitoes are most commonly found during dawn and dusk, so limit outdoor activities during these periods.

The Limitations of DIY Mosquito Control

While these DIY pest control measures can help reduce mosquito populations temporarily, they won’t be enough to provide complete and long-lasting relief. Mosquitoes are persistent insects that can find ways to return even after taking preventive actions. That’s where Hulett comes in. Our pest control treatments are customized to your unique situation, attacking mosquitoes at the source.

A pest control technician treating a yard for pests with a pet-friendly solution.

Hulett’s Pet-Friendly Mosquito Treatment for Yards and Homes

Our personalized mosquito treatments will help protect your yard and home from mosquitoes, so you can begin to enjoy the outdoors again. Our lawn and pest control treatments use pet and family-friendly methods to help prevent bugs like cockroaches, ants, spiders, and lawn pests, with all our programs customized to your family’s needs.

Why Choose Hulett’s Florida Mosquito Control?

You only expect the best quality service when it comes to keeping mosquitoes at bay, and you can count on Hulett’s trained pest control experts to customize your treatment to your home and situation. 

When you call Hulett for mosquito control in your home, you push back against pests with the help of our:

  • Expertise and experience. With decades of experience in pest control, Hulett’s experts are well versed in dealing with mosquito infestations effectively.
  • Family- and pet-friendly solutions. We use eco-friendly and family-friendy pest control methods, ensuring that your loved ones, including pets, are not exposed to harmful chemicals.
  • Comprehensive approach. Our professionals conduct thorough inspections to identify mosquito breeding sites and implement a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
  • Long-lasting results. Hulett’s mosquito control treatments are designed to provide lasting relief, reducing the chances of re-infestation.

 For the best pest control in south Florida, just call Hulett or schedule your free initial pest inspection online.