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The Ultimate Guide to Mosquitoes in Florida: How to Prevent Invasion

Mosquitoes are the most common and annoying pests in Florida. They can carry diseases that put you and your loved ones in danger, so it's important to take steps to prevent them from invading your yard. In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about mosquitoes in Florida, including how to identify them and how to prevent them from causing harm.

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Identify Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are small, flying insects that can be identified by their long, thin legs and protruding proboscis. They are most commonly found in warm, humid environments like Florida. 

Diseases Carried by Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are known to carry a variety of diseases that put you and your loved ones in danger.  Some of the most common diseases carried by mosquitoes include the Zika virus, West Nile virus, and Malaria. These diseases can cause serious health complications, so it's important to take steps to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.

Prevent Mosquitoes from Invading Your Yard

Preventing mosquitoes from swarming your yard is important. There are a few tips and tricks for preventing these pests from invading your yard. Some tips to keep mosquitoes away from your property include: 

Remove Water Sources

This is an important step in protecting yourself and your family from mosquito bites is to remove any potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes on your property.  Remove all standing water, such as birdbaths, puddles, and even bottles that may have collected rainwater. Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in as little as a quarter-inch of water!

Install Fans 

Installing fans around areas where you spend time outdoors will help keep mosquitoes at bay. The breeze created by these fans will prevent female mosquitoes from laying their eggs nearby because they cannot fly against the wind.

Repellents

There are many different types of mosquito repellents on the market, so find one that works best for you. Some people prefer to use products with DEET, while others find essential oils more effective. Check out our blog about plants that repel mosquitoes effectively

Professional Help

Make sure to keep these tips in mind when trying to prevent mosquitoes from invading your yard. If you're having trouble getting rid of them on your own, contact a professional pest control company like Evergreen

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