Mosquitoes plague Vero Beach during the summer. Their tell-tale whine signifies you’ll deal with itchy, uncomfortable bites for the next few days or weeks. Fortunately, Homeshield Pest Control provides pest control in Vero Beach, including mosquito treatments. We’re here to help remove mosquitoes from your yard and keep your family safe.

Understanding The Mosquito Lifecycle: A Key To Effective Control

Mosquitoes in Vero Beach go through three stages: egg, larva, and adult. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, where they’ll stay through the larval stage. A mosquito takes about ten days to develop from an egg into an adult. Then, the adult mosquito will live for about one week. 

Only female mosquitoes bite and drink blood. Adult mosquitoes get the nutrients they need from drinking nectar, but females need extra protein from a blood meal to lay eggs. Unfortunately, if mosquitoes bite heavily near your home, those eggs that will soon hatch are probably laid nearby. 

Mosquito-Borne Diseases: How These Insects Pose A Serious Danger

Mosquito bites aren’t just annoying; they can be dangerous. There are many diseases carried by mosquitoes, even in the United States. These include West Nile virus, dengue, and encephalitis. Mosquito-borne illnesses are less common in the Vero Beach area but still happen. It’s best to prevent mosquito bites as much as possible to reduce your chances of contracting diseases.

Disease isn’t the only risk with mosquito bites. They often appear on the body as itchy, red welts. Although mosquito bites will heal on their own, it’s an uncomfortable process. Repeatedly scratching the bites can lead to slowed healing or even infection. 

Mosquito Prevention: Eco-Friendly And Effective Tips

It can be hard to avoid mosquitoes altogether. After all, they are flying insects; they travel easily and seek areas with many people or animals to bite. But you can try these prevention tips to keep mosquitoes away from your yard and body:

  • Remove anything from your yard that collects water to eliminate places where mosquitoes lay their eggs.
  • Clear out excess vegetation. Mosquitoes like to rest in shady areas created by overgrown plants.
  • Plant basil, lavender, mint, rosemary, and other plants that repel mosquitoes. These work based on scent.
  • Apply insect repellent to keep mosquitoes away from you whenever you're outside.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants outside to minimize the skin exposed to mosquitoes. 

Mosquito prevention centers on making your yard less attractive to insects. Getting rid of standing water and overgrown plants, adding plants and herbs known to repel mosquitoes, and protecting yourself from bites are all-natural, effective ways to prevent mosquitoes from moving into your yard. If you’ve tried these or other mosquito prevention methods to no avail, your best option is to call a professional pest control company to get rid of mosquitoes. 

Professional Mosquito Control: A Smart Idea For Vero Beach Properties

Homeshield Pest Control provides seasonal mosquito control services in Vero Beach. We always begin our service visits with an inspection to see where the problem areas are and what could be attracting mosquitoes to your property. Then we begin treatment with a backpack fogger, targeting the areas where the product is most needed. We prioritize eco-friendly, safe treatments that are still the most effective methods to get rid of mosquitoes. You don’t need to give in to mosquitoes and other biting insects this summer. Call Homeshield Pest Control today to schedule a service visit.