Help! Mosquitoes Are Taking Over My Hollywood Yard!

There are several things to love about living in Hollywood, but the year-round mosquito season is definitely not one of them. The warm climate throughout the year makes Hollywood the perfect destination for these blood-feeding insects. 

At GOTBUGSIKILL, we are committed to keeping everyone safe from these potentially dangerous insects. We know the best strategies for avoiding mosquito bites, and we know advanced techniques proven to reduce the number of mosquitoes you have around your home. Here is everything you need to know about safe and effective mosquito control in Hollywood, Florida. 

How To Identify Mosquito Breeding Grounds Around Your Yard

This may surprise you, but a mosquito will spend the first part of its life completely submerged in water. When a female mosquito is ready to lay her eggs, she will find an area with standing water. Sometimes, the female will lay her eggs in an area that is near water or is about to be saturated with water in the near future. Mosquito eggs can survive for a short time in dry conditions, but they must be in water in order to hatch. Once the egg hatches, a mosquito larva will emerge and dive down further into the water, where it will remain until it has completed the pupal stage of life. Once the mosquito reaches adulthood, it will grow a set of wings and fly away from the wet area until it is ready to reproduce, and the process will start all over again. 

When adult mosquitoes are ready to reproduce, they will look for an area with a lot of moisture. Some of the most common mosquito breeding grounds our residential pest control technicians find around homes include:

  • Bird baths

  • Kiddie pools

  • Puddles of water

  • Flower pots

Mosquitoes can also lay their eggs inside old tires or other objects that can hold water after it rains. 

If you are still determining if your property has one or more mosquito breeding grounds, a professional mosquito removal expert can inspect your property to see if it is at risk for a mosquito infestation. 

Mosquito Dangers: Itchy Bites, Allergic Reactions And Diseases

Mosquito bites can pose a risk to you, your pets, and your livestock. These blood-feeding insects will pierce your skin with their thin and harp mouthpieces. They will also inject a small amount of saliva into your body that has anesthetic properties, which allows them to drink your blood without you feeling a thing. However, once the mosquito is gone, the bite will start to itch a lot and could cause skin irritation.  Sometimes, this saliva can make certain people break out in rashes and hives or have other allergic reactions. 

Not only can mosquito saliva cause extreme skin irritation in some people, but it can also be contaminated with a variety of diseases and cause you to fall ill. West Nile virus, Zika virus, and encephalitis are some of the most common mosquito-borne diseases our mosquito control experts hear about in this area. 

Dress Smart: Clothing Tips To Minimize Mosquito Bites

If you are going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, consider wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants to reduce your chances of getting bitten by a mosquito. Most mosquitoes can’t bite through cotton, denim, and polyester fabrics. However, they may be able to bite through tight-fitting clothes. Mosquitoes are also known to be attracted to sweat, so you should consider wearing slightly loose clothes that are lighter colored. Light-colored clothing is better at reflecting the sun than darker clothes and may help you to stay cooler on warm days. 

Our local mosquito control experts also recommend using mosquito repellent on your skin when staying outdoors for an extended time.

The Most Effective Mosquito Control Year-Round: Contact Us Today!

In Hollywood, DIY mosquito control isn’t enough to keep the mosquitoes at bay all year long. If you are looking for comprehensive year-round mosquito protection, call our professionals at  GOTBUGSIKILL. Our mosquito exterminators have years of experience and know how to eliminate mosquitoes permanently. We also use synthetic insecticides and a specialized larvicide to get rid of the mosquitoes at every stage of life while creating a barrier around your property that keeps mosquitoes out of your yard. 

Don’t let the mosquitoes ruin your outdoor experience; call us today at GOTBUGSIKILL to schedule your consultation.

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