Tips for Reducing Your Property’s Susceptibility to Mosquitos

Protecting yourself from mosquitos doesn’t mean that you have to spend your days hiding inside. If you take steps to eliminate the mosquito population around your property, you and your family will be able to enjoy going outside without the fear of being vulnerable to mosquito bites. Here are two important steps that you can take to help eliminate the mosquitos around your home.

Remove Standing Water
When mosquitos reproduce, they lay their eggs in areas with stagnant water. This means that any amount of standing water that accumulates on your property can serve as a potential breeding ground for mosquitos. The way to eliminate this threat is to remove standing water from your property. Check your home for outdoor objects that may accumulate rainfall. Examples of items to look out for include birdbaths, wheelbarrows, and old tires. It is also important to regularly remove leaves and debris from your gutters, as these can accumulate and prevent rainwater from properly flowing off of the roof of your house. If you regularly check your property for standing water, you will be able to eliminate many areas where mosquitos could lay eggs.

Install a Mosquito Misting System
A mosquito misting system offers an invisible way to kill mosquitos that live around your home. Professional technicians can install a device on your property that automatically administers a spray of Pyrethrum insecticide solution. Pyrethrum is a safe option for controlling your property’s mosquito population because it kills biting insects, but isn’t toxic to humans, pets, or plants. If you choose to install a mosquito misting system around your property, the technicians will place several automatic misters throughout the area. A timer will then control the frequency with which these misters spray the area with Pyrethrum. Your mosquito control technician will help you determine how frequently your property requires misting.

To learn more about installing a mosquito misting system around your Florida property, call Platinum Mosquito Protection at (954) 888-9311. Our experienced staff is dedicated to keeping your home mosquito-free all year round. Visit our website to find out more or call to schedule a free consultation today.