How To Keep Dangerous Mosquitoes Away From Your Pensacola Home

a mosquito on a leaf

The mosquitoes in Pensacola are relentless and seem to be everywhere during the spring and summer months. These little bugs are one of the most annoying insects in Florida. However, they are more than just a nuisance; some mosquitoes can be dangerous if they bite you. 

At Ensec of Florida, we know how mosquito infestations can quickly form and get out of hand. Our Pensacola pest control experts can help you understand why mosquito infestations form and how to eliminate these bothersome insects from your property quickly.

About The Mosquito Life Cycle

All mosquitoes undergo four life stages; egg, larva, pupa, and adult; this may be hard to believe, but the first three stages of a mosquito's life actually take place in the water. 

When a female mosquito is ready to lay her eggs, she places them on or near a body of water. The egg can stay in a dry area for a few months, but it must be submerged in water before hatching. Once the mosquito egg has hatched, a larva will emerge and spend this entire stage of life just below the water's surface. Once it is developed enough, it will enter the pupa stage. During the pupal stage, the baby mosquitoes will go through metamorphosis and grow legs and wings. Once the mosquito reaches adulthood, it will leave the water and fly away to look for a mate to start the cycle again. 

Mosquito Bites Can Be Worse Than Just Itchy

When a mosquito bites an animal and drinks its blood, it could become infected with whatever disease the animal had. And when it bites you, it can spread those dangerous viruses to you. Some studies have shown that mosquitoes can contract and spread up to two different viruses at the same time. Some illnesses you could contract from a Pensacola mosquito include tularemia, West Nile virus, encephalitis, and chikungunya. While these diseases can cause discomfort and health problems, mosquito-borne illnesses in the United States are rarely fatal. 

Five No-Nonsense Mosquito-Prevention Tips

Summertime is the most active time of year for mosquitoes. You commonly find these annoying bugs swarming residential areas, which causes many homeowners to avoid going outdoors. To keep mosquitoes out of your yard all summer, some of the steps that you can take include:

  1. Remove any standing water from inside or around your home 
  2. Get rid of any unused lawn toy or equipment that can hold water
  3. Make sure to empty and clean out the bird baths in your yard regularly
  4. Keep the grass in your yard cut as short as possible
  5. Limit the amount of shaded areas in your yard

Mosquitoes like to be in warm and shaded areas. If your yard has a lot of trees, vegetation, or other objects that create shaded areas, your yard could be more susceptible to a mosquito infestation. 

The Stress-Free Way To Effective Mosquito Control

If you have mosquitoes swarming your property, there is probably a reason for that. At Ensec of Florida, we will thoroughly inspect your property to find what is drawing mosquitoes to your Pensacola property. Once we find the cause of the infestation, our professional mosquito control specialists can start to eliminate those factors, which will help eradicate the infestation and prevent a new mosquito infestation. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation and get your free quote.