What's Attracting Mosquitoes To My Jacksonville Yard?

June 17, 2022

In case you didn’t know, one of the biggest attractors of mosquitoes is water, and here in Jacksonville, with all the beaches around, the city is practically a breeding hub for mosquitoes. Not only is there moisture in the air, but the temperature is conducive to everything a mosquito needs to live a full and happy lifecycle.

Unfortunately, with Jacksonville being such a great location for these pests, it also means there’s a good chance that you’ll find them infesting your yard. At the sight of mosquito infestations, most homeowners’ immediate reaction is to place citronella candles and tiki torches around their homes. Now, citronella is an excellent way to repel mosquitoes away, but it doesn’t get to the root cause of the infestation issue, nor does it kill the mosquitoes.

At Lindsey Pest Services, we’ve seen our fair share of mosquito infestations and know exactly how to treat them. If these pests are taking over your yard and are becoming more of a health concern than a nuisance, give us a call today to set up your inspection.

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Mosquitoes In Jacksonville - What You Need To Know

As Jacksonville provides ideal conditions for mosquitoes to call your home, their home, there are a few things you need to know about mosquitoes in Jacksonville. Here are a few fun facts about mosquitoes that are important to know:

  • Only female mosquitoes bite. They need our blood to produce healthy eggs. So think of hosts' blood (humans and animals) as female mosquito prenatal vitamins!
  • Mosquitoes can’t transmit HIV. The female mosquito’s digestive system is quite complex and treats an HIV-infected person’s blood the same as a regular blood meal digests it without taking on the virus and passing it on to its next host.
  • Mosquitoes can lay as many as 300 eggs in a bottle cap with water in it.
  • More than 1 million people die every year from mosquito-borne diseases.
  • Typical reactions to mosquito bites are itching and bumps at the bite site. But for more severe reactions in extremely sensitive individuals, they have what’s known as Skeeter Syndrome. This reaction causes blistering rashes, swelling, and bruising.

These facts are more educational than fun but still quite interesting. Knowing these facts will help you better implement prevention methods around your home.

What Attracts Mosquitoes To Jacksonville Yards?

Mosquitoes aren’t hard to please. Anything that holds water like pools, buckets, or fountains will be most attractive to mosquitoes, namely female mosquitoes, because they’re perfect areas to lay their eggs. Additionally, if you have tall grass, shaded grass, or overgrown vegetation, they love that because it provides them a place to rest.

How To Prevent Mosquitoes This Summer

To prevent mosquitoes from hanging around your yard this summer, you’re going first to want to have professional mosquito control treatments for your yard. That will be the only effective way to remove an infestation altogether. 

Once your home receives treatment, you can then implement preventive measures like keeping your grass cut low, eliminating areas of standing water, and trimming overgrown vegetation. Ultimately, if you can fully address the moisture issues in your yard and shaded areas, your yard won’t be a conducive environment for them to thrive in.

Call Lindsey Pest Services For Professional Mosquito Control In Jacksonville

Between the ideal climate and temperatures and the area's moisture, Jacksonville is the perfect hub for mosquitoes to breed and live their best lives right in your yard. Fortunately, one phone call to Lindsey Pest Services will shut their party down.

Being in the pest control industry for over 60 years, we are the top-rated pest control in Jacksonville and are no strangers to mosquitoes. Through our efficient, high-quality service standards, you won’t see those pesky pests anymore once we treat your yard. Simply give us a call to learn more about our services.


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