How To Protect Yourself From Pensacola's Dangerous Mosquitoes

mosquito biting into skin

Mosquitoes are fly-like insects with six legs that exist in thousands of different species, and are known for being a nuisance among those participating in outdoor activities. The warm and humid climate in this region is attractive to these pests. Mosquitoes are equipped with a proboscis, which allows them to pierce the skin of their hosts. In most cases, people that are bitten by mosquitoes will experience red, itchy, and irritated skin. Mosquitoes are capable of transmitting a host of harmful pathogens as they travel between hosts, including encephalitis, malaria, dengue, the West Nile virus, and more.

What Things Attract Mosquitoes?

The females lay their eggs in pools of standing water, which makes areas near marshes, ponds, and lakes very likely places for encountering them. Mosquitoes in Pensacola have a short lifespan of weeks or months, and tend to reside in close proximity to where they are hatched. During the daytime, they commonly rest beneath trees, vegetation, and other debris. 

Tips For Preventing Them

  • Remove items from the exterior area that may accumulate water, such as buckets, old tires, tarps, and kiddie pools. 
  • Promptly repair leaky spigots or hoses, and keep gutters and downspouts clear and maintained to properly route water away from the property.
  • Regularly replenish the water in bird baths to eliminate the presence of any mosquito eggs. 
  • Keep the lawn cut short, and trim back shrubs and other vegetation away from the home.

Mosquito Bite Prevention

Avoid outdoor activities during the hours around dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are the most active. Wear full-length pants and long-sleeved shirts to prevent mosquitoes from having direct access to your skin. Use EPA-approved insect repellent as needed, such as those in spray or lotion form. It is believed that mosquitoes are most attracted to people with Type O blood. 

The Importance Of Contacting A Professional Pest Controller

One of the most commonly made mistakes by those experiencing significant problems with mosquitoes and other flying insects is trying to eliminate them using do-it-yourself solutions. Among the least effective are the gimmicky products, including candles, LED lamps, and traps, that typically result in prolonged frustration. Other options sold in local stores and through internet retailers include aerosol sprays, foggers, and other products that generate short-term results, and may contain harsh chemical agents.  The best way of responding to these intrusions is to contact a pest extermination professional that is properly equipped to quickly, safely, and effectively eradicate these problems. A local home pest control professional can conduct a detailed property inspection to determine the best treatment option. They might also inform you of other existing property conditions that make you vulnerable to invasions from other pests. 

Licensed Provider Of Pest Control Services In Pensacola

EnSec is a family-owned company that has been actively providing solutions for customers in the Pensacola region for nearly 25 years. In addition to mosquitoes, our team of experts will eliminate problems associated with bed bugs, fire ants, termites, and a host of other troublesome pests. We maintain a commitment to delivering results, and offering unparalleled customer service.    Property owners that are hosting an upcoming outdoor event such as a wedding or graduation party should consider contacting us regarding our one-time mosquito treatment that has proven to be effective. Our technicians now deploy many of the latest products and treatment methods that have been endorsed by the Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA), and other industry leaders. Contact our office today for an inspection and estimate.