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Although most Florida residents look forward to the warmer days and sunnier weather, the summer season will also bring storms and rain. Unfortunately, with the storms and rain come mosquitoes. These irritating pests can quickly take over your backyard and outdoor areas. If you don’t already have a mosquito control plan in place, read on for a better understanding of what the 2013 season will bring.

Prepare for Population Increases

Unfortunately, Florida’s relatively mild winter spared many mosquitoes that would have typically been killed off in a hard winter freeze. If this mild winter is followed by a stormy spring, like many experts are predicting, the 2013 mosquito population will be very large. To help prevent mosquito infestation on your property, remove any sources of standing water, which is a vital resource for mosquitoes.

Beware of Gallinippers

This summer, Florida scientists are anticipating an invasion of gallinippers, a native population of super mosquitoes. The largest species of mosquitoes in the United States, gallinippers can be painful biters and typically appear after midsummer rains. Luckily, gallinippers can be eliminated with most pesticides and other insect population reduction techniques as part of a larger mosquito control strategy.

Make Prevention Plans

Because of this daunting outlook for the 2013 mosquito season, it is more important than ever to have a mosquito control plan in place. Consider installing a mosquito misting system, or an automatic spray system around your home’s perimeter, to allow you to effectively kill and repel these bothersome insects. A misting system is not only a highly effective mosquito control tool—it is also a low maintenance option. Once the system is fully installed, a timer will allow it to automatically apply the treatment on a consistent schedule

If you need help preparing for mosquito season, call Platinum Mosquito Protection at 954-888-9311. Conveniently located near both Boca Raton and Coral Gables, we offer both residential and commercial mosquito control and misting solutions. Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation.

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