Living in Florida comes with many perks, like mild weather, sunshine, and beaches, but there is one downside – MOSQUITOES! These pests have a major presence in our areas due to the humidity and warm temperatures. It’s the perfect environment for them to breed and grow in population. Let’s go over the typical mosquito season and how you can lessen their presence in your Daytona Beach yard.
When is Mosquito Season?
Mosquito season relies heavily on the amount of rainfall and temperature in your area. The ideal temperature is anywhere above 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which is usually a year-round occurrence in Florida. However, depending on where you live in Florida, mosquito activity can vary between high, mild, or low. Mosquito season doesn’t typically peak until March, whereas in southern Florida it’s usually a year-round season.
How Can I Prevent Mosquitoes?
Trying to prevent mosquitoes can seem like a never-ending battle, but there are some steps you can take to help minimize the activity you have on your property. Check out these DIY mosquito control tips you should take to prevent mosquitoes:
- Maintain your pool: If you have a pool and it goes unused for a while, mosquitoes will become attracted to the stagnant water. Keep your pool well-maintained or covered if it’s not going to be used for an extended period.
- Utilize screens for your windows: The smallest crack can lead mosquitoes right into your home. Be sure to put screens on your windows and seal any openings.
- Clean gutters: Clogged gutters will create standing water, providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Keep your gutters free of debris and clogs throughout the year
- Eliminate standing water: Inspect your yard for any objects that are collecting water. Mosquitoes only need a small amount of water to lay their eggs. Remove unnecessary items such as flowerpots, old tires, and buckets.
With these proactive steps, you can lessen the chances of mosquitoes being nearby. If you have tried all these tips and are still experiencing mosquitoes, call your local Daytona Beach pest control company for a free mosquito inspection!