Effective Mosquito Control Programs

Knockout Pest Control helps homeowners protect their families from the dangers of mosquito bites with proven mosquito control methods. With Florida’s warm temperatures, it’s important to deal with mosquito infestations as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Mosquito Control

Mosquitoes are everywhere in Jacksonville Florida. Our hot and humid weather is a breeding ground for these moisture-loving insects. However, Jacksonville families do not have to resign themselves to a lifetime of annoying, itchy mosquito bites. If you have a mosquito problem, you need to call your professional mosquito control company, like Knockout Pest Control, today.

How to identify mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are one of the easiest insects to identify. This is likely because there are so many of the annoying bug around. Mosquitoes are extremely small flying insects. Their length is from 1/8 to 3/9-inch long. Their bodies are made up of a thorax, abdomen, wings, and six legs. But, a mosquito's well-known calling-card is the buzzing it makes as it flies around you.

Mosquitoes may be common enough in Jacksonville that a child can spot them. But, did you know that there are actually 3,500 known varieties of mosquito? Some mosquito varieties carry the diseases listed below, and some don't. However, it is extremely hard to tell the 3,500 species of mosquito apart, especially when you are just trying to kill one before it bites you.

Leave the identification to the professionals. If you see mosquitoes in your yard, you should call a professional mosquito control company like Knockout Pest Control immediately.

Mosquito dangers

It is extremely important that you take steps to control the mosquito population around your home. Mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest animals on the planet. The insect got this title because of the many diseases that it carries.

Mosquitoes transmit a number of diseases including Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue, malaria, encephalitis, and yellow fever. In addition to the danger of catching dangerous diseases from mosquitoes, you still have to consider their annoying bite.

While the itchy bump that results from a mosquito bite is harmless for most people, it can cause some problems. Some people are allergic to mosquito bites. Additionally, too much scratching can cause infections and even scarring.

How to get rid of mosquitoes

The best way to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases is to hire a great mosquito control company. That is where Jacksonville's Knockout Pest Control comes in. We provide highly-effective mosquito spraying that will eradicate even the worst infestations.

In addition to the mosquito spraying services provided by Knockout Pest Control, you can also take your own steps to reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard. Most importantly, make sure there is no standing water anywhere. Mosquitoes breed and hatch in standing water. Also, you can plant mosquito-repelling plants like citronella and lavender. Not only do these plants keep you mosquito free, but they also look and smell wonderful. Finally, when you are outside in the Florida heat, always wear bug spray. This strategy won't remove any mosquitoes, but it may keep you from getting bit.

Call Knockout Pest Control today. Our experienced technicians are ready and waiting to talk to you about mosquito control and safety.