Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they also carry disease that can affect all members of our family, including our pet’s! That’s why we want to help you prevent mosquitoes from laying their eggs and hatching on your property.
Areas of standing water create an optimal breeding area for mosquitoes because they lay their eggs on the water surface or near the water edge. Mosquito eggs can survive under most conditions and can lay dormant for up to FIVE YEARS! Once hatched, the eggs become mosquito larvae then full-grown mosquitoes in 7-14 days swarming your front and backyard.
Call Mosquito Squad of Melbourne-Port Saint Lucie at (772) 210-4210 to discuss your mosquito control needs.
By combining our barrier treatment with Larvicide, we will create continuous mosquito protection for your Vero Beach home. Larvicide is a pelletized product which our technicians apply to areas of standing water, such as small ponds, swamps, marshes and/or flooded areas. Treatment of these breeding habitats help reduce the adult mosquito population in nearby areas by preventing the mosquito larvae from becoming an adult mosquito.
Here are our 7 T’s for protecting your yard from mosquitoes:
Mosquitoes need fresh water to reproduce. Reduce standing water to eliminate mosquito threats, including those in children’s sandboxes, wagons, and toy trucks; underneath and around downspouts, in plant saucers and dog bowls. Other hot spots include tarps, gutters, and flat roofs.
Toss excess grass clippings, leaves, firewood and other yard debris from your yard & garden. Ticks like cool shady places provided by these items.
Turn over larger items that could hold water like children’s swimming pools or sand buckets. If it is a bird bath that is meant to have water, dump and clean it out every 3-4 days to avoid mosquito breeding.
If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats or sports equipment aren’t taut, they’re holding water. Remove or tighten tarps.
Take care of home maintenance needs that can contribute to standing water. Asses areas where pool of water may form such as faucets, drains, uneven sod and hoses.
Despite taking all precautions in your own home, talking with neighbors is a key component to mosquito and tick control. Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and wonder into your property.
Utilize a mosquito elimination barrier treatment around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment at home reduces the need for using DEET-containing bug spray on the body. Mosquito Squad of Melbourne-Saint Lucie eliminates up to 90% of the mosquitoes and ticks on your property with our mosquito barrier treatment.
Call Mosquito Squad of Melbourne-Saint Lucie at (772) 210-4210 to learn how you can protect your family from the dangers of mosquitoes! Together we can fight the bight.