Florida’s Heat + Hurricane Season = Fort Lauderdale Mosquitoes

Hurricane season is upon us and with Florida’s hot weather, Critter Control® serving Fort Lauderdale knows that these are great conditions for mosquito breeding. Florida has reported multiple confirmed Zika cases, and some of those were from local mosquitoes. Local government is hard at work combatting the mosquito problem, but you can do your part by protecting your home and family.
Keep the mosquitoes away!
You may not be able to control the weather, but there are things you can do to prevent mosquitoes. With just a little effort, anyone can have a large impact on diminishing the mosquito population around their yard.
• Change birdbath water every week – mosquitoes breed in two weeks so changing the water often can prevent their development
• Remove standing water from roof gutters, pet dishes, unused pools, flower pots or anything else in your yard that will collect and store water.
• Plant naturally repelling plants like citronella or
With Fort Lauderdale’s weather, Critter Control® knows that it will be hard for residents to stay inside. In the event that you are outdoors, the tips below are sure to keep those pesky insects away!
• Avoid activities before dawn and after dusk if possible
• Wear long pants and long sleeve shirts
• Use mosquito repellents
How Critter Control® Can Help
If the presence of mosquitoes become too overwhelming, the experts at Critter Control® serving Fort Lauderdale can help. Our highly trained professional team will assess your mosquito problem and compose a control plan that’s safe and effective for you. Give us a call at 954-504-6467 or visit our website to schedule an appointment today!