There are plenty of pests in the Tampa, FL area that can make things annoying or even dangerous for you and the others on the premises. One such pest is the mosquito. Mosquitoes are small, grey flying insects that dine on people's blood. Due to the naturally humid environment, mosquitoes are commonplace in Tampa, which leaves plenty of opportunities for people to get bitten. Many people end up with itchy welts left behind once the mosquito is finished feeding. Unfortunately, this is the least of the problems they can cause.
Mosquitoes Are Dangerous
If it were only itchy welts that occurred, mosquitoes would classify as a nuisance. However, they also transmit several diseases due to the number of bacteria and pathogens they possess. Since the bite does pierce the skin, humans are susceptible to illnesses like West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and Dengue fever in the United States.
Other illnesses like malaria or yellow fever are possible in other countries, and with international travel being normal; mosquitoes have reached the status of being one of the most dangerous animals in the world. If you have mosquito bites on your body and experience any symptoms shortly after, it's always a good idea to see a doctor just in case.
Homeowners Tactics And Their Effectiveness
Many homeowners try to control mosquito populations on their property on their own instead of immediately seeking professional assistance. Fortunately, some tactics are actually effective. However, some tactics should be ignored. A breakdown of the most common tactics include:
- Eliminate Standing Water: This is the one tactic guaranteed to help and is one that even the professionals make sure is done when treating your property. Make sure to remove all sources of accessible water from puddles in the driveway to a clogged gutter to keep the mosquito population controlled.
- Torches/Candles: Also known as tiki torches, it's believed that the citronella scent keeps the mosquitoes away. However, whatever repelling factor the citronella has is overshadowed by the mosquitoes' attraction to the flame's heat.
- Landscaping: Mosquitoes like your property to be wild and untamed. It offers excellent nesting capabilities and shelter from the heat of the day. Keep the yard maintained by mowing, trimming, and pruning the property to maintain control.
- Different Sprays: Some mosquito or bug sprays work to a point, but not all of them. Ones designed for your body will protect you but won't do anything about the mosquitoes remaining on the property. Most property sprays aren't concentrated enough to be effective on this pest on a large-scale approach.
Mosquito Control With Bold Servicing
Spending time outside in Tampa is one of the most popular things to do thanks to the sun, warm weather, and the many activities available. When mosquitoes are around, the fun disappears and makes it difficult to remain outside for any length of time. It doesn't help that mosquitoes aren't picky about whom they bite and the dangers they pose.
For this reason, our experts at Bold Servicing created a mosquito control program designed to lower the mosquito populations on properties by 90%. With this program, you and your family no longer have to remain inside. We customize our treatment to your unique problems for a solution that works today and keeps on working. Are you in need of mosquito control services? Then give our team at Bold Servicing a call to speak with one of our agents about our professional mosquito control options or fill out our online form to schedule your free inspection.