Florida Mosquito Control Experts
Living in Palm Beach or Broward County, you have likely been bitten recently by at least one of the eighty species of mosquitoes in the state. Did you know that thirteen of these species are capable of transmitting pathogens that cause disease?
While mosquito control can be a challenge due to the various mosquito breeding sites that may be located in, or near, your neighborhood, as well as the ability of adult mosquitoes to travel up to three miles, we have a variety of management options available to minimize their presence and ability to reproduce around your home.
With the recent outbreaks of the mosquito-transmitted West Nile virus and Zika virus in South Florida, Native Pest Management has helped educate the public regarding mosquito control and prevention through various community outreach efforts. Recently, Native Pest Management has been featured by The Palm Beach Daily News, The Palm Beach Post, and CBS News Channel 12.
How to Identify Mosquito Bites
If you are a local to South Florida you could likely identify a mosquito by sound, sight, and bite — but for some people, it is not that easy to identify. For those of you who aren’t as familiar with mosquitoes, they are flying bugs that are roughly one quarter to half an inch in size.
Mosquitoes have two wings, long legs, and a hairy, curved, body that features a long proboscis. While there are a great number of mosquito species that you might come in contact with here in South Florida, the only physical feature that differentiates the pest is their color.
If you have an infestation, you might notice that it is hard to sit outside for long periods of time without being bit often. In more severe cases, you might see a physical “cloud” of mosquitoes as they cluster together in flight.
Regardless of if you see or feel the effects of mosquitoes, we urge you to contact us about our mosquito control treatments. Continue reading below to learn more about our mosquito treatment applications.
Mosquito Control Treatments
You might be wondering “Why do I have so many mosquitoes in my yard?”. While yes, as we stated earlier mosquitoes can fly up to three miles, that is likely not why you have an abundance of them in your yard.
Mosquitoes reproduce rapidly, and if your yard features favorable conditions, you might be playing host to a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
The best way that you, as a homeowner, can reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard is to eliminate their breeding ground. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in slow moving or stagnant water, and eliminating such conditions can drastically improve your chances of controlling populations around your home.
By draining tires, bird baths, koi ponds, and other slow or standing water sources, you may just be able to make a dent in your yards mosquito population. If you cannot do so, contact us at Native Pest Management and allow us to conduct our mosquito control services as follows:
Our first mosquito treatment will include the application of biorational larvicides (organic and harmless to people, pets, birds, and fish) in areas of standing water, which will prevent mosquitoes’ ability to breed in treated areas for up to 30 days.
In addition to our larvicide application, we will apply a combination of Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs) and micro-encapsulated insecticides through a backpack fogger to discourage mosquitoes that breed in neighboring properties from seeking shelter in your landscape.
Mosquito Treatment Alternatives
When it comes to mosquito control, there are a ton of do-it-yourself products that claim to be the most effective tool for mosquito control.
While we understand how tempting that it can be to want to take care of the problem yourself, it is likely that buying do-it-yourself products will just result in you losing money. Below, we have made a short list of some of the more common mosquito control money traps.
Citronella Candles – While there are studies that claim citronella candles can repel mosquitoes from the vicinity where they are lit, we do not believe that they are an effective form of mosquito control. Sure, it may keep mosquitoes at a distance from the flame and smoke that it produces, but it simply does not produce enough smoke or aroma to deter most mosquitoes.
Residential Misting Systems – There are a number of companies that claim that their foggers and misting systems can control mosquito populations, when in reality, they simply keep them at bay temporarily — meaning that the mosquitoes are still out there and waiting to come back. Commercial fogging treatment such as our own use more concentrated chemicals that are designed to keep mosquito populations under control longer.
Bug Zappers – Bug zappers have always been a classic representation of pest control, but what bugs do they actually attract? As you know, some insects like moths are attracted to UV light, but are mosquitoes? No. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide and water vapor that mammals exhale, making you the target, not the light.
Ultrasonic Devices – While it could be cool to have invisible wavelengths that keep pests at bay, ultrasonic devices do not have enough data to support their ability to keep pests at bay like they are marketed. In fact, the pests most likely to be affected are rodents, not insects.
Rather than spending your money on cheap, useless, do-it-yourself mosquito control products leave it up to the pros at Native Pest Management!
Native Pest Management: Your Source Of South Florida Mosquito Control
Our mosquito treatments are meant to provide you with a comfortable, livable, and enjoyable outdoor living space. We are so confident in our proven method of Mosquito control that ALL of our customers are afforded protection under the Native Pest Guarantee.
If you believe our mosquito control treatments have not significantly reduced the population of mosquitoes on your property, we will provide a free re-treatment at no charge.