You can find mosquitoes nearly anywhere on the planet, and South Florida is certainly a mosquito paradise. These bugs vex you with their bites and exasperate you with their incessant buzz—mosquitoes certainly qualify as pests. But many people don’t know that mosquitoes also present a health risk. A mosquito can carry serious diseases that threaten your pets and your family.

Fortunately, you can fight back against these insects. And you don’t have to fight alone. Tower Pest Control offers mosquito control and removal in Hialeah, Miami Lakes, Doral and the surrounding Miami areas.

Mosquitoes are frequently in the news because they are both a nuisance and a health threat. It is important to reduce mosquito populations around your home and other living and recreational areas. Here are some tips on how to minimize the mosquitos around your home.

What You Need To Do to Stay Safe

  • 1. Keep Area Clean

    Destroy or dispose of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect and hold water. Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots, or in pet dishes for more than 2 days.

  • 2. Clean Debris

    Clean debris from rain gutters and remove any standing water under or around structures, or on flat roofs. Check around faucets and air conditioner units and repair leaks or eliminate puddles that remain for several days.

  • 3. Change Out Water

    Change the water in birdbaths and wading pools at least once a week.

  • 4. Drain Holes

    Fill or drain puddles, ditches and swampy areas, and either remove, drain or fill tree holes and stumps with mortar.

  • 5. Seepage

    Eliminate seepage from cisterns, cesspools, and septic tanks.

  • 6. Standing Water

    Eliminate standing water around property.

  • 7. Trapped Water

    Check for trapped water in plastic or canvas tarps used to cover boats, pools, etc. Arrange the tarp to drain the water.

  • 8. Drainage

    Check around construction sites or do-it-yourself improvements to ensure that proper backfilling and grading prevent drainage problems.

  • 9. Careful Irrigation

    Irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing for several days.

  • 10. Water Flow

    If ditches do not flow and contain stagnant water for one week or longer, they can produce large numbers of mosquitoes. Report such conditions to a Mosquito Control or Public Health Office. Do not attempt to clear these ditches because they may be protected by wetland regulations.

  • 11. Cover It!

    Ensure all garbage areas are secured with lids.