Orange Park Mosquito Control
What YOU can Do to Help!
Mosquito Control is a hot topic during the warm weather in Jacksonville and Orange Park, FL. What does the insecticide spray do? Adulticide sprays will immediately kill flying mosquitoes. Larvicide sprays kill mosquito larvae that hatch from eggs and lasts longer than adulticide sprays. Both products will temporarily reduce mosquito populations in an area, but will not permanently get rid of them.
It is important to begin your mosquito control efforts as early as possible before the breeding cycle goes into full swing. Things you can do around your yard are: remove any standing water. Mosquitoes need water to breed. This can be flower pot bases, garbage can lids, coolers, even a stagnant birdbath. Simply emptying garbage can lids that have filled with water can be a huge help controlling the mosquito population in your yard.
Other Mosquito Control tips
Try to avoid being outside during peak mosquito hours – Mosquitoes tend to be most active at dawn and dusk, although specific hours may vary by species. Minimize your risk of being bitten by wearing long sleeves and pants if you are outside during these times.
Wearing scented oils mosquitoes dislike can be one way to keep them away from your skin (and your blood). One of the most famous scents that mosquitoes despise is citronella. There are citronella candles available for sale and can be used if you are planning an outdoor activity.
Scents that repel mosquitoes include the following: Citronella, Basil, Peppermint, Garlic, Rosemary, Lemon Balm, Lemongrass and Lavender.
Spraying the areas of the lawn and bushes where mosquitoes rest during the day is critical in mosquito control. Breaking the life cycle of this annoying insect is important but, equally important is doing what you can do as a homeowner to keep the population down. That’s why monitoring your yard for standing water is so important.
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