If you’ve been to the any of the area parks in Southwest Florida in the last few weeks, you’ve probably noticed…
…mosquitoes are out, and they’re out in force!
Even though we had a late start to rainy season, when it came in latter part of June, so did the mosquitoes.
It’s important to me that you know how to protect you and your family from mosquitoes, and with that in mind, here are simple guidelines:
- Don’t go outdoors at dusk and dawn, if you can help it, because that’s when mosquitoes are most active.
- Assure your clothing covers all of your skin to protect against bites.
- Empty any open stagnant water containers around your home, and property, as they are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
- Protect your skin & clothing with mosquito repellent, DEET or Picaridin work best again mosquitoes (keep in mind, the Centers of Disease Control says repellents containg DEET do not present a health concern, however, the American Academy of Pediatricians do not recommend using DEET on children younger than 2 years old).
If you have an infant, it’s recommended to use netting over carriers and strollers, and not apply any kind of repellent.
Enjoy summer, but be sure to protect you and your family with these tips for mosquito control!
If you need help reducing the amount of mosquitoes on your property, be sure to check out our Mosquito Control & Prevention information, including our Abatement Program and Outdoor Misting System. Feel free to contact us, or give us a call at (800) 314-8813, if you have any questions!