All The Ways You Attract Mosquitoes In Tampa

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Warmth and water are two attractions that Tampa residents enjoy while living on the Florida peninsula. Tampa is a wonderful place to live, work, play, and unwind. It has a history of architecture and modern landmarks, cultures that include Cuban and Spanish flavors, businesses that are full of activity, and beautiful waterways to explore. With the Gulf of Mexico nearby, beaches are waiting for you to relax. Unfortunately, the same attractions that invite folks to visit and settle down are also attractions that welcome the mosquito. With water and warmth being a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, Tampa residents and their properties make excellent homes for these annoying and dangerous pests.

What Everyone Ought To Know About Mosquito Attacks

No one is immune to mosquito bites. They feed on dawn to dusk.  A female mosquito has tube-like mouthparts that will pierce the skin of a host to feed on blood. The protein and iron in the blood allow the mosquito to produce eggs. When a female bites a host, it transfers its saliva causing an itchy rash. This same saliva can also transmit pathogens that carry diseases like West Nile and Zika viruses.

While no one is immune to mosquito bites there are some factors that make people more likely to attract bites, such as:

  • Pregnant women produce more carbon dioxide causing them to have an increased risk of bites.
  • For the same reason, physical exertion will lead to an increase in mosquito activity.
  • Having a high body temperature will also attract more mosquitoes.
  • Consuming alcohol, especially beer, will likely cause a swarm of mosquitoes.
  • Wearing dark colors makes people easier to see against the background of the horizon and therefore leads to increased mosquito bites.
  • There's no explanation why but people with type 0 blood are more likely to be targets of mosquito bites
  • Bacteria on the skin, especially on ankles and feet, can attract mosquitoes.

9 Areas That Can Attract Mosquitoes To Your Tampa Property

Warm and moist environments are a great attraction to mosquitoes. Areas at a higher risk of mosquito infestations are structures that are close to marshes, ponds, and lakes. Another condition that attracts mosquitoes and makes an ideal breeding ground for future mosquitoes is standing or stagnant water in the following areas:

  1. Birdbaths
  2. Kiddie pools
  3. Yard clutter/debris like empty tires, trash cans, or overturned grills
  4. Pooling on the low-lying areas of the yard
  5. Flowerpots
  6. Pool covers
  7. Leaf debris
  8. Dense foliage
  9. Gutters

Ways To Lessen Mosquitoes On Your Tampa Property

Homeowners often inadvertently make their properties attractive to mosquitoes. Some simple preventative measures can help you reduce your attractiveness to these nuisance pests. Try the following tips to limit your exposure to mosquitoes or their bites:

On the property

  • Remove standing water from the yard including pool covers.
  • Make sure any water features get cycled.
  • Equip all garbage bins and recycling bins with tight-fitting lids.
  • Keep gutters clear of debris that causes standing water.
  • Keep foliage trimmed and neat.
  • Remove downed trees, woodpiles, and leaf piles.
  • Repair low-lying areas on your property where pooling water can occur.

On your person

  • Wear light-colored clothing.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities on a breezy day.
  • Reduce time outdoors before dawn and after dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Wear mosquito repellant outdoors.
  • Keep your body cool.

The Best Way To Protect Your Tampa Home From Mosquitoes

While homeowners can take preventative measures to keep mosquitoes away from their person and property, without expert knowledge, their “fixes” may be short-lived. Bold Servicing can help you get rid of pesky mosquitoes in an eco-friendly way that will protect both your family and pets. Our pest control experts have developed a mosquito control program that will lower mosquito populations around your property by 90%. With this incredible percentage, why wait? Call Bold Servicing today to learn more about this incredible program.

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