As I talked about in my previous post, we’re in the midst of rainy season…
…and the mosquitoes are out in force!
I thought it’d be interesting to review the two types of mosquitoes found in Southwest Florida:
- Freshwater Mosquitoes
- Salt Marsh Mosquitoes
Freshwater mosquitoes require standing water to lay their eggs, and if it doesn’t rain enough to allow for water to remain stagnant for several days – their population doesn’t grow exponentially.
However, with salt marsh mosquitoes, they lay their eggs in the ground, and as the tide comes in, the eggs hatch.
Freshwater mosquitoes are generally found near fresh water sources like lakes, ponds, and some of the ‘summer only’ water reservoirs around Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, and generally all of Southwest Florida.
The coastal areas generally have the most exposure to the salt marsh mosquito, areas like the southwest section of Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Beach, Naples (by the beach), Sanibel and Captiva islands.
Reducing stagnant fresh water sources is a great way to cut down on the freshwater mosquito population, although due to the amount of rainfall we experience in summer, that can be hard to do. In terms of the salt marsh mosquito population, there isn’t much that can be done in general, however, we do have solutions for your property.
If you are looking for help reducing the amount of mosquitoes on your property, be sure to check out our Mosquito Prevention & Control 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.