You don't have to get used to mosquitoes just because you live in Florida and Georgia. Although these nuisance insects thrive in the southern states, you don't have to move to the Central Rockies to escape from them. Regular yard maintenance and routine treatment can help keep these bloodthirsty pests away from you and your family.
The Most Common Mosquito Areas
The most common disease-carrying mosquitoes, such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, are prevalent throughout the Southeast, stretching as far as Texas and into much of California. Their numbers start to decline somewhat in the Central Midwest and fall off the farther you go toward Montana, Colorado and the western states.
3 Common Places to Find Mosquitoes at Home
Tarps collect rainwater as they sit outside in the elements. Mosquitoes only need about an inch of water in which to lay their eggs, so it's a good idea to remove any standing water from your tarp after it rains. Otherwise, the mosquito population will increase on your property and cause problems for your family.
Ditches contain most everything from weeds to trash. Sometimes ditches have stagnant water, which attracts mosquitoes by the thousands. They will congregate near ditches and in ravines and rest on overgrown plants until they head out in search of blood. Keeping the ditches clear of debris and overgrown plants will help to curb the mosquito population.
Weeds give mosquitoes a place on which to rest when they're not feeding. Once mid-day arrives, the mosquitoes retreat to weeds, tall grasses and shrubs in your yard where they wait until the evening. As the sun sinks lower in the sky, they take off from their resting spots and hunt for food.
Eliminate Mosquitoes With Professional Control
The heat and the humidity in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas give mosquitoes the perfect conditions in which to breed for much of the year. As the population increases, they become even more of a nuisance and a threat. Mosquitoes carry numerous diseases and prevent you from enjoying your time outdoors. Whether you are located in Ponte Vedra, FL or any other one of our service area locations, B&B Exterminating Company will treat the pests and help to manage the situation going forward.