Just How Dangerous Are The Mosquitoes In Tampa?
May 28, 2021
Some bugs are so common that we barely pay them any mind. Mosquitoes may be a frequent sight, but that doesn’t mean you should take them lightly. In fact, mosquitoes are some of the most dangerous pests around because of the diseases they can carry. Learning how you can keep their populations from growing around your property is important for every Tampa property owner.
Where Are Mosquitoes Found?
As you probably already know, mosquitoes are flying insects that bite humans with their long needle-like noses to draw out blood from under the skin. They feed on our blood, and the blood of other warm-blooded animals, in order to leach nutrients. That’s why the simplest answer to this question is that mosquitoes are found anywhere there are people and animals to feed on. That’s why they are such common pests, after all. But, to delve into it more deeply, some areas are more attractive to mosquitoes. It may surprise you to know, for instance, that male mosquitoes don’t bite people. They feed exclusively on pollen, so they can be found mainly in gardens. Mosquitoes are also attracted to moisture because their eggs require water in order to hatch.
Mosquitoes: Dangerous Parasites
The reason mosquitoes are so dangerous is because, through their feeding, they can spread diseases between animal and human populations. In fact, most of the world’s worst new pandemics have resulted because feeding mosquito populations take a disease, which has mutated and grown stronger inside of livestock or wildlife, out of one bloodstream and inject it directly into another. Simply put, mosquitoes are so gross they can actually make you sick. That’s why early prevention is better than trying to tamp down on a mosquito population after it’s already moved near your property. Total pest control may just save you from these serious illnesses known to be spread by mosquitoes:
- Zika Virus
- Dengue Fever
- West Nile Virus
- Yellow Fever
Mosquito Prevention Tips For Your Property
Now, while certain sprays and products, like citronella candles, can temporarily ward off mosquitoes, it’s better to take early steps to make your yard less attractive to them in general. That way, you can avoid an infestation before a population’s numbers are so large that avoiding their bites is impossible and controlling them is just as hard. Here are ways to discourage these parasites around your property:
- Landscaping: Mosquitoes need leaves and tall grasses to land upon and conserve energy, so overgrown yards are automatically more attractive to them.
- Moisture Control: Mosquitoes need standing water or at least moist soils to lay their eggs in, so proper yard drainage and removal of water features is also a good step.
- Inspections: Only trained experts can spot all the factors that might attract pests to your yard. Contact your local professionals at Bold Servicing to learn how we can assist you.
Let Bold Servicing Help
The last and most important tip for how you can keep mosquitoes out of your yard for good is with the effective treatments offered by Bold Servicing. With safe and thorough treatments of your yard and structure’s exterior, you get true protection from biting bugs and many other kinds of pests. Better than at-home methods, professional solutions actually get rid of the problem, not just cover it up or temporarily shield you. Even if you don’t already have a pest population on your property, our helpful advice and routine inspections can keep you a step ahead of potentially dangerous infestations. Contact us today to get started on truly shielding your property from mosquitoes and the health scares they bring.