How To Prepare for Mosquito Season

a swarm of mosquitos flying over water.

With the warmer months on the horizon, the annual resurgence of mosquitos is looming. These tiny pests have a knack for turning a blissful, summer evening into a swatting frenzy. See what measures you can take to prevent them from using your property as their nesting ground.

Ideal Mosquito Breeding Conditions

To understand how to control mosquito populations, we must first understand what attracts them to our yards. Mosquitoes go through four distinct stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The process from egg to adult typically takes 10 to 14 days, but it can be even quicker in ideal conditions. The presence of standing water is crucial for each stage, as it serves as a breeding ground, a nursery, and a habitat.

Standing Water

Mosquitoes require standing water to lay their eggs. Even the smallest bodies of water — a forgotten birdbath, a pool cover collecting rain, gutters, or the puddle in a wheelbarrow — can serve as a hatchery. Eliminating standing water by either treating it or draining it to keep mosquitos away.

Warmth and Humidity

Mosquitoes thrive in warm, humid environments. Ideal temperatures for breeding range from 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Unfortunately for us, these temperatures also happen to coincide with the time of year when we most want to enjoy our outdoor spaces and are very common throughout the year in Florida.


Mosquitoes are drawn to areas with dense vegetation. Not only does it provide them with shade and moisture, but it can also protect them from predators and harsh weather. Tall grass, bushes, and trees can all contribute to a favorable mosquito habitat. Some plants can keep mosquitos away with their natural fragrances. Planting a few throughout the yard and near seating areas can add variety and color to your landscape while also avoiding chemical sprays.

Professional Mosquito Control

The earlier treatment is started the more effective the treatment will be. Professionals can offer more powerful treatment options and can provide ongoing maintenance to keep the mosquitos at bay. The first step is scheduling a mosquito inspection so the professional can create a customized treatment strategy for your property. Then treatment is applied to reduce the mosquito population by halting the reproduction cycle. Finally, the maintenance service keeps your lawn free of additional mosquito swarms from nesting.

Contact Royal Pest Services

Ready to enjoy the summer and all the outdoor activities? Contact Royal Pest Services today for an ongoing mosquito prevention plan to keep you and your guests comfortable. We recommend taking advantage of our mosquito suppression program from March until November, with treatment every 3-4 weeks for the best results. Start today with a free mosquito control quote.

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