Enjoy the Perks of Florida, Swat Free
It may seem as if summer never really ends in Florida, and that’s a big reason why so many people choose to spend their winter months living here. Due to the ongoing high temperatures and strong humidity, we find ourselves in a neverending battle with pesky mosquitoes. In South Florida, the months of warm weather are continuous, and with the intense hurricane seasons the state continues to experience and the afternoon showers that all Floridians know too well, the rain and flooding left behind makes the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Educating yourself on mosquitoes, the health risks they carry, and actions you can take to protect your family is the first step to successful mosquito control.
Continuing your sprays is really important for many reasons. Ending your sprays early not only breaks the barrier allowing adult mosquitoes to enter your yard, it also gives mosquitoes a chance to breed. The time it takes a mosquito to complete the life cycle is 4-7 days. From the time a female lays her eggs to those eggs becoming biting adults is less than a week. Mosquitoes are tricky creatures – they only need water and temperatures above 50 degrees to hatch. South Florida temperatures rarely get below 60 degrees during the winter! You might think the calendaring signaling the end of summer means the end of mosquitoes too, but stopping your mosquito control treatments can backfire and leave you swatting your way through the winter months. And now that we’re making our way to spiking temperatures again, it’s imperative you get on the schedule with Mosquito Joe of South Dade.
Mosquitoes: Master Breeders
If you end your sprays early, it gives female mosquitoes a chance to not only make your yard a home, but also lay more eggs for future hatching. Continuing your mosquito treatment spray is vitally important to make sure mosquitoes aren’t around to spread diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya and West Nile virus, just to name a few. Along with the barrier spray, our technicians can treat areas of standing water that are unavoidable, such as pool covers, storm drains, or holes in trees. With proper treatment of these areas, it ensures they’ll stay clear of mosquito larvae. If you have any questions about mosquitoes in your area, give us a call at 786-671-8980 and we’ll be happy to help you.