How to get rid of mosquitoes
There are certain things you can do to limit mosquito populations on your property. The Aedes spp. mosquitoes are the daytime biting mosquitoes found in Central Florida. These mosquitoes are “container breeding,” and as such the female lays eggs in small man made bodies of water. You can reduce the breeding of mosquitoes by limiting standing water.
How are mosquito services performed?
We fog areas where mosquitoes rest, usually near their breeding sites and in trees, shrubs and other vegetation. We also use insect growth regulators (IGR’s) to disrupt their life cycle, and place larvacide in any breeding sites.
You can expect to see a drastic reduction in mosquito activity with this service.
How often and what cost?
We service properties every 21 days, once a month, or every other month, depending on circumstances. 21 day and monthly services can be as little as $45 per application, and every other month service as little as $60 per application.
Two important Aedes spp. Mosquitoes in Florida
Common Names: Yellow Fever Mosquito, and Asian Tiger Mosquito
Scientific Names: Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus
These two closely related mosquitoes are among the most widespread disease-carrying mosquitoes in Florida. Aedes spp mosquitoes are day biting. It is only the female mosquito that bites, to obtain a blood meal, necessary for egg production.
If a female mosquito feeds on a host that is already carrying a pathogen in its bloodstream, she may ingest the pathogen along with the host’s blood, and potentially transmit the pathogen to future hosts, because mosquitoes inject saliva into the bite wounds they make.
Worldwide distribution of Aedes Aegypti
The Yellow Fever Mosquito and the Asian Tiger Mosquitoes found in Florida are what is known as “container mosquitoes.”
Aedes albopictus is a competent vector of many viruses including dengue fever and Eastern equine encephalitis virus. It’s life cycle is closely associated with human habitat, and it breeds in containers with standing or stagnant water, such as flower vases, uncovered barrels, buckets, and discarded tires, or other containers.
The Asian Tiger mosquito is a daytime feeder and rests in shrubs, or vegetation. This mosquito has a wide host range including man, domestic and wild animals.