Types of Mosquitoes and Their Challenges in Tampa
There are 80 species of mosquitoes living in Florida, and 13 of those are known to carry diseases. Even more rely on people as their food source, meaning that itching bites are a constant and ongoing risk. The mosquitoes found in Tampa that are a threat to people and pets can be divided into three groups:
- Aedes Mosquitoes – Including species such as the aedes aegypti, these mosquitoes are one of the most common, and also responsible for the majority of mosquito borne diseases. Humans are their primary host – meaning, the group they bite most often – and their preference for breeding in containers that collect water often causes them to live in cities and suburbs.
- Anopheles Mosquitoes – Another mosquito that likes to feed on humans, this mosquito is the primary spreader of malaria. It breeds in fresh water so those living in proximity to a lake or river are at the most risk.
- Culex Mosquitoes – These mosquitoes rely on birds and mammals for their blood meals, frequently spreading disease between humans and other animals. They spread West Nile Virus, among other diseases, and most often bite at night. Culex mosquitoes also include the southern house mosquito which are more likely to fly into homes.
Mosquitoes become active when the temperature rises over 50 degrees, at which point the females can start laying eggs. Since temperatures in Tampa stay relatively warm all year, this gives the city a lengthy mosquito season and populations of mosquitoes can become well established when they begin to breed in your yard.
Tampa Mosquito Risks
A mosquito bite – or the dozens of them you might find on yourself after some time outside – is caused by the small amount of saliva a mosquito transfers as it eats blood. For the average bite, a few days of an itchy bump is the only result – but that itchiness can be so severe that it makes it difficult to enjoy your day to day activities.
Even more dangerous are the health risks. While mosquito-borne illnesses are rare in Tampa and the United States, places like Florida are at far greater risk than the rest of the country. That is why it is so important to manage the populations. Mosquitoes can spread diseases that include, but are in no way limited to:
- West Nile Virus
- Zika Virus
Mosquitoes can also be dangerous for your pets. In addition to the same diseases that put people at risk, the parasite that causes heartworm spreads to unvaccinated dogs and cats through mosquito bites.
Even without spreading disease, the itch from a mosquito can ruin a summer, and if your property is left untreated, every moment outside becomes a chance for mosquitoes to bite.
Our Mosquito Abatement Solutions
At Nextgen Pest Solutions, we use an array of options specifically made to combat mosquitoes, with the ability to customize a treatment plan that fits within your budget and gives you the protection your home or business needs. All of our Tampa mosquito treatment plans provide effective and long lasting control to keep these biting pests away.
Mosquito treatments can be applied as a one time service or on an ongoing basis to provide mosquito extermination and prevention throughout the season. We apply treatments to a set area of your property. This usually includes the landscaping around your home, any outdoor dining or entertainment areas, and other locations that might attract mosquitoes.
We apply different treatments to water, grass, shrubs, and other areas where mosquitoes hide. The treatments can include:
Adult insecticides (made from natural ingredients)
The latter two are used in areas of standing water that cannot be easily removed. Each treatment kills and protects against mosquitoes, reducing the number of mosquitoes around your home or business over the following weeks. As the treatments begin to fade with time and rainy weather, we can return to reapply so that mosquitoes are consistently reduced.
Another option for mosquito control is the installation of a mosquito misting system. These mosquito mist devices are programmed to spray insecticides at regular intervals, ensuring that mosquitoes are kept away every day and all year long with almost no maintenance required. We install tanks and spray nozzles for these devices to have maximum effectiveness.
Why Choose Nextgen Pest Solutions for Mosquito Control
Effective mosquito control requires high-tech strategies. At Nextgen Pest Solutions, we use the most advanced mosquito control options available on the market to fight mosquitoes at every stage.
Alongside our innovated mosquito control solutions, we also provide:
- Affordable services that can be customized to your needs.
- Highly trained pest professionals who know Tampa’s mosquito challenges.
- Guaranteed services we stand behind.
Nextgen Pest Solutions is here to help you manage mosquito swarms at your home or business. We respond quickly with same day or next day service so we can start exterminating mosquitoes fast.
Call Us Today to Get Rid of Mosquitoes
The city of Tampa has so much to offer. You can explore the city’s sports teams, amusement parks, and nightlife, or spend time partaking in the unique cuisine and leading breweries like Cigar City. No matter how you explore the city, it’s easy to see what makes living in Tampa great.
Yet if mosquitoes have become an unbearable challenge to Tampa living, let us remove the biting pests at your home. Learn more about the full service mosquito control options we provide and how our effective solutions eliminate mosquitoes by giving us a call anytime, 24 hours a day.