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Archive for July, 2011

As I talked about in my previous post, we’re in the midst of rainy season…

…and the mosquitoes are out in force!

I thought it’d be interesting to review the two types of mosquitoes found in Southwest Florida:

  1. Freshwater Mosquitoes
  2. Salt Marsh Mosquitoes

Freshwater mosquitoes require standing water to lay their eggs, and if it doesn’t rain enough to allow for water to remain stagnant for several days – their population doesn’t grow exponentially.

However, with salt marsh mosquitoes, they lay their eggs in the ground, and as the tide comes in, the eggs hatch.

Freshwater mosquitoes are generally found near fresh water sources like lakes, ponds, and some of the ‘summer only’ water reservoirs around Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, and generally all of Southwest Florida.

The coastal areas generally have the most exposure to the salt marsh mosquito, areas like the southwest section of Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Beach, Naples (by the beach), Sanibel and Captiva islands.

Reducing stagnant fresh water sources is a great way to cut down on the freshwater mosquito population, although due to the amount of rainfall we experience in summer, that can be hard to do.  In terms of the salt marsh mosquito population, there isn’t much that can be done in general, however, we do have solutions for your property.

If you are looking for help reducing the amount of mosquitoes on your property, be sure to check out our Mosquito Prevention & Control information, including our Abatement Program and Outdoor Misting System.   Feel free to contact us, or give us a call at (800) 314-8813, if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Keith

Mosquito Control – How to protect you and your family

Posted by Keith Ruebeling On July 14th

If you’ve been to the any of the area parks in Southwest Florida in the last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed…

…mosquitoes are out, and they’re out in force!

Even though we had a late start to rainy season, when it came in latter part of June, so did the mosquitoes.

It’s important to me that you know how to protect you and your family from mosquitoes, and with that in mind, here are simple guidelines:

  • Don’t go outdoors at dusk and dawn, if you can help it, because that’s when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Assure your clothing covers all of your skin to protect against bites.
  • Empty any open stagnant water containers around your home, and property, as they are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
  • Protect your skin & clothing with mosquito repellent, DEET or Picaridin work best again mosquitoes (keep in mind, the Centers of Disease Control says repellents containg DEET do not present a health concern, however, the American Academy of Pediatricians do not recommend using DEET on children younger than 2 years old).

If you have an infant, it’s recommended to use netting over carriers and strollers, and not apply any kind of repellent.

Enjoy summer, but be sure to protect you and your family with these tips for mosquito control!

If you need help reducing the amount of mosquitoes on your property, be sure to check out our Mosquito Control & Prevention information, including our Abatement Program and Outdoor Misting System.   Feel free to contact us, or give us a call at (800) 314-8813, if you have any questions!

Thank you,

Keith