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Mosquito Management 101: Tips To Reduce The Biting Menace In Miami-Dade County

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What annoys you? Perhaps you have a dog that stares at you as you recline in the chair while working on the computer, making it difficult for you to concentrate. While we all have different things that bother us, we can probably agree that mosquitoes irritate everyone. Nothing is more troublesome than battling these biting flying pests while working in the garden or attempting to relax on the hammock. 

If mosquitoes disrupt your enjoyment as you work or play in the yard, you need Miami-Dade County mosquito control from The PEST Group. Our experienced pest management specialists use state-of-the-art technologies to reduce the mosquito population around your home. We utilize proactive measures by working with you to identify and remove mosquito attractants so you can enjoy fun in the sun. 

The Prevalence Of Mosquitoes In Miami-Dade County

Although living in a subtropical climate allows us to enjoy the outdoors most of the year, it does have a downside because warm temperatures and high humidity provide mosquitos with ideal year-round breeding conditions. Although mosquitoes breed constantly in our climate, peak mosquito season is from May to October during the rainy season. 

Urbanization is another reason mosquitoes are prevalent in our areas due to artificial water retaining sources from increased clutter and stagnant retention ponds. Another factor is the abundance of stagnant or slow-moving waters in the freshwater and coastal marshlands in the county. 

Despite the prevalence of mosquitoes in Miami-Dade County, the mosquito control service of The PEST Group can create an oasis of minimal mosquito activity around your home. 

Understanding Mosquito Behavior

Male and female mosquitoes feed on plant juices and nectar; however, when they mate, the females require protein, amino acids, iron, and other nutrients that only blood can provide for egg production. As the females fly, their antennae sense carbon dioxide, heat, odor, and other signs of life. Upon detection, they land on the victim and use their mouthparts to penetrate the skin to extract blood. Once the mosquito gets its blood supply, it detaches and searches for stagnant water to deposit its eggs. 

Certified pest management specialists from The PEST Group know where to treat your yard for mosquito control because they understand the habits and behaviors of mosquitoes.

Eliminating Mosquito Breeding Sites

An effective mosquito reduction strategy involves implementing these suggestions:

  • Remove debris and junk from the property.
  • Keep the grass cut short.
  • Eliminate dense vegetation and overgrowth.
  • Provide proper drainage to ditches, puddles, and gutters.
  • Change bird bath water frequently.
  • Ensure potted plants and AC unit trays are draining.
  • Prevent standing water on pool covers.

Although you may not have control over the neighborhood retention pond, petition your HOA to install a sprinkler system to keep the water moving. The best way to get rid of mosquitoes outside is to remove breeding locations and partner with The PEST Group. 

Effective Mosquito Control Measures

The PEST Group is the solution to your mosquito infestation. Our service management professionals will inspect your property to determine mosquito attractants and hot spots. Using Integrated Pest Management (IPM)  techniques, we will apply mosquito treatments to breeding locations with environmentally sensitive products to reduce the adult population and break the life cycle to prevent the next generation from emerging. 

Our commitment to comprehensive pest education means we will work with you to identify attractants on your property so you can remove them, thus making your property less attractive to mosquitoes. Although mosquitoes are prevalent in Miami-Dade County, they do not have to be around your home. Contact us today to learn more about our mosquito control service and schedule your free inspection.