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3 Important Forms of Mosquito Control

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Nobody likes mosquitos. They are the ultimate nuisance outdoors, especially in Florida’s hot and humid weather! You shouldn’t have to rely on candles and bug spray to keep mosquitos away from your deck as you celebrate with friends or relax with your family. By utilizing a professional mosquito treatment company to control the mosquito population on and around your property, you can enjoy many bite-free nights outside.

The best mosquito control companies will offer three core mosquito treatment methods that include periodic barrier spray, a permanent misting system, and special event sprays.

Periodic Barrier Spray

This is the most popular form of mosquito control because it uses a combination of EPA-approved repellents to kill 176 species of mosquitoes. This includes the Aedes aegypti, the mosquito known to carry the majority of mosquito-borne illnesses. The barrier spray is applied around the entire perimeter of your property, on all standing vegetation, and in areas where your family spends time regularly like the deck or pool.

The spray used in the period barrier eliminates existing mosquitoes on contact and the continues to form an invisible barrier around your home to keep new mosquitoes from entering. This eliminates up to 90 percent of all mosquitos over a 21-day period. As long as the barrier is reapplied every three weeks, mosquitos will never have a chance to sneak back into your property.

Permanent Misting System

Another option to control mosquitos is a permanent misting system to automate periodic sprays. This system can be installed on your property by a pest control company and maintained on a yearly plan. Most systems include spray nozzles mounted around the perimeter of a home in the lawn or mounted to parts of the house or fence. EPA-approved repellents are sprayed from the system at preset intervals to ensure mosquitos never stand a chance.

Special Event Sprays

This is an excellent choice if you are holding an important event on your property, like a wedding or graduation party. You definitely do not want your guests to have their night overshadowed by eager mosquitos, so using a specially targeted one-time spray can make all the difference.

If you’re ready to make your property a “No Mosquito Fly Zone,” call (727) 350-4276 to schedule your free consultation with Mosquito Squad in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area.

Major Mosquito Risks: Dengue and Yellow Fever

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It’s no secret that mosquitos are bad news, but many people lose sight of the fact that mosquitos do much more than cause red, itchy bumps. Mosquitos have the ability to carry dangerous diseases like dengue and yellow fever, and even though they are not epidemics in our country, cases still can emerge in Florida. It is essential to understand the risks posed by mosquitoes and protect your family accordingly.

About Dengue and Yellow Fever

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection that causes a flu-like illness. Since dengue can progress into potentially deadly complications, it is one of the leading causes of serious illness and death among children in some Asian and Latin American countries. Fortunately, effective vector control measures have proven effective in preventing and controlling the spread of dengue.

The same mosquito that spreads dengue can also spread yellow fever, a virus found in tropical and subtropical areas that causes feverish symptoms and usually passes after a week. However, about 15 percent of yellow fever cases develop into a severe form of the disease that causes bleeding, high fever, jaundice, and organ failure.

The Dengue and Yellow Fever in Florida

Mosquito-borne diseases do not impact the United States of America like they do tropical countries, but there are still instances of dengue in Florida. Dengue had actually been eliminated from the U.S. decades ago, until travelers to dengue-epidemic countries brought it back. An outbreak occurred in 2009-2010 in Key West and Martin County in 2013. The yellow fever has not emerged in North America for more than 100 years, but the mosquito that carries it is found in Florida. The risk of introduction is always possible, making protection from mosquitoes more important than ever.

Stop Disease In Its Tracks

The Mosquito Squad of St. Petersburg-Clearwater is a team of mosquito control experts who are fully trained to identify mosquito breeding opportunities on your property and create a plan to reduce and eliminate them. They offer periodic barrier sprays, permanent misting systems, special event sprays, and other services to make sure your family and property remain protected from the dangers of mosquitos. Call (727) 350-4276 now to schedule a free estimate!

Mosquito Squad of St. Petersburg-Clearwater

Mosquitoes are called pests for a reason! From oily, smelly mosquito repellent to mosquito bites to potential diseases like west nile they are unwelcome guests for sure. So if you are asking yourself how to get rid of mosquitoes you’ve come to the right place!

Mosquito Squad of St. Petersburg-Clearwater can help! We offer a mosquito barrier spray that kills mosquitoes. Spraying on a consistent cycle will decrease your yard’s mosquito population by 85-90% reducing instances of mosquito bites and reducing the chances of disease.

Why choose us? We are a locally owned business operating in St. Petersburg, Florida. That means that we understand the area and more important we understand the climate of the area because we live here. Also, unlike the larger corporations when you shop with us your dollars stay in the area to help our local economy. Finally, because we are your neighbors we will be there quickly and efficiently when you need us!

Call 727-350-4276 for a free consultation!

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