Jacksonville's Ultimate Backyard Mosquito Control Guide

May 20, 2023

Mosquitoes are always a problem in Florida, and they get even worse as we head into summer. You have likely already tried numerous ways to control them on your own, and if you're like most people, you probably haven't had much success. If you are ready to stop trying to plant flowers that keep mosquitoes away and lighting candles outside, it is time to take real action.

This guide will provide everything you need to know about mosquito pest control in Jacksonville. We'll explain their life cycle and the threats they pose to your family. We will also review some natural ways to prevent mosquitoes from biting and tell you the best way to control mosquitoes year-round with the pros at Lindsey Pest Services.

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About The Mosquito Life Cycle

If you have ever wondered why mosquitoes in your Jacksonville yard always seem to get worse and never really go away, it is likely due to their life cycle. Female mosquitoes are the ones that bite people, and they require that blood meal before they can lay their eggs. Several days after biting, they lay up to 300 eggs in still water on your property, and those eggs become adult mosquitos in around two weeks.

Most mosquitoes require stagnant water to lay their eggs because the larvae feed on organic matter in the water as they mature. They find this water from a pond, marsh, or places you may not expect, such as overturned grill covers, bottle caps, or children's toys. 

If you have never been able to eliminate this pest on your property, part of the problem may be that you are not treating standing water for mosquitoes. Working with professionals like Lindsey Pest Services helps ensure that you treat mosquitoes' entire life cycle, from egg to adult.

Mosquito Bites Can Be More Than Just Annoying

Everyone knows how annoying mosquitoes and their bites on your skin can be. But there is a far greater risk to having them in your yard than an itchy welt. Worldwide there is a long list of diseases caused by mosquitoes, but in Jacksonville, the following are most concerning:

  • West Nile virus
  • Dengue
  • Encephalitis
  • Chikungunya
  • Tularemia

Not all mosquitoes necessarily have these diseases. Mosquitoes are known as vectors, which means that if they bite a person or animal with one of these diseases, it might spread to the next person they bite. The best way to protect yourself and your family from these illnesses is to work with a local company like Lindsey Pest Services to keep mosquitoes away from your property.

Natural Ways To Prevent Mosquitoes Around Your Yard

Here are some natural ways to keep mosquitoes away from your yard and prevent bites:

  • A simple, natural remedy for mosquitoes is eliminating areas with standing water on your property to interrupt their life cycle.
  • Mosquitoes aren't strong fliers, so using a fan while you sit outside can help keep them away.
  • Stay indoors during the worst times of the day for mosquitoes, usually at dawn and dusk.
  • Wear long pants, shirts, socks, and shoes to help prevent bites.

Mosquito prevention works best when you combine your efforts with a professional company like Lindsey Pest Services. Contact us today to find out more about our services.

The Trick To Total Mosquito Control For Your Yard

If you are ready to reclaim your yard from these troublesome pests, it is time to call in the pros. Lindsey Pest Services offers mosquito control services that will protect your family and allow you to enjoy your backyard again. Contact us today to schedule your free inspection.


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