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How Mosquito Control Works

June 30, 2017

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Zika virus is a real and growing threat here in South Florida but, in all of the focus the news has had on this new threat, we forget that Zika isn't the only virus that mosquitoes spread. Those irritating little biters are linked to West Nile, dengue, malaria, chikungunya, yellow fever, and more. Fortunately, not every mosquito that bites us is infected with a human pathogen. If that were the case we'd all be sick...all the time. But, every mosquito bite is like playing the lottery--and not the good kind of lottery, where you get to quit your job and live on a houseboat off the Florida Keys. The bad kind, that comes with fever, aching joints, muscle pain, lethargy, nausea, cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and symptoms far worse than these. That is why mosquito control is so important. But, there is a lot of confusion about how and "if" mosquito control works. Hopefully, we can shed some light on this vital topic.

First of all, mosquito control works. In fact, it works amazingly well. While there is no way to completely control mosquitoes, and the best we can hope for is a significant reduction, a reduction of mosquitoes can make a noticeable impact. If your yard has been held hostage by mosquitoes, it is possible to take it back. It is possible to enjoy the outdoors with much less fear of being bitten.

Why does it work?

When a mosquito lands on you in your backyard, there is a good chance it was born in your backyard, or somewhere nearby. The average mosquito doesn't travel much more than 300 yards in its entire life, especially if it can find a blood meal. So the mosquitoes that plague a neighborhood are usually from that neighborhood. Mosquito reduction services deal with these mosquitoes in two important ways:

  • Mosquito control addresses breeding sites. By reducing breeding sites on your property, you will reduce mosquitoes that are born in your yard, but more importantly, mosquitoes that are born in the yards around you. Reducing mosquitoes has a cascading effect.

  • Mosquito control kills adult mosquitoes hiding on your property. Whether a mosquito is born in your yard, or it flies in from your neighbor's yard, the death of that mosquito is one less mosquito laying eggs in your yard AND your neighborhood.

If you live in South Florida, mosquito control service isn't just a quality of life upgrade, it is essential protection from mosquito-borne viruses. And, while it may seem like there is nothing you can do to stop those mosquitoes, the truth is, you can! Let the mosquito control experts here at Nozzle Nolen reduce mosquitoes and eggs in your yard, so that you and your neighbors will have fewer mosquitoes laying eggs in your neighborhood. You can have an impact. Reach out to us today to get started!



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