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Mosquito Control

By: SWAT MOSQUITO SYSTEMS | Created 03/18/2020

Did you know that over 80 species of mosquitoes make Florida their home? No other state comes close to having such mosquito diversity. As we all know, mosquitoes cause many diseases and should be dealt with as effectively as possible to prevent the spread of these diseases to humans and other animals.


Several Cities in Florida Made the Top 50 of Mosquito Infected Cities

florida mosquitoesMosquitoes are an all-too-familiar pest for Floridians. A recent news article from the Miami Herald touches on some of the major cities in Florida that are prone to mosquitoes. One recent list of worst mosquito cities, Miami went down six spots from last year, making it number 14. The fact that Miami came down a few spots is good news, but for Miamians, they don’t have much to celebrate about, at least not yet. It seems people in Miami are wising up to the best mosquito misting systems and doing their part in mosquito removal.  Unfortunately, several other cities like Orlando, West Palm Beach, and Jacksonville also made the top 50. Plus, on a separate list courtesy of CBS Miami, Miami came in number 10, with other Florida cities (Orlando, Tampa, West Palm, and Jacksonville) all placing in the top 50. 

Time to Act

It’s no surprise that Florida cities make the list of cities most infested with mosquitoes. Thanks to the humid temperature and frequent rain, Florida’s mosquito season is year-round for a large variety of mosquitos. Knowing that Florida has more species of mosquitoes than any other state, and seeing that five of our cities make the top 50 of mosquito-infected cities makes it obvious that living in Florida, it is essential to have an effective mosquito misting system.

The World Health Organization has named the mosquito “one of the deadliest animals in the world” because of its ability to carry and spread diseases to humans. In order to avoid the host of diseases that mosquitoes are known to infect humans with, you should have a solid and effective mosquito removal and mosquito prevention strategy.


mosquito misting system FloridaCombat Mosquitos with the Best

There are many different methods to get rid of mosquitos. Some do-it-yourself methods call for herbs and oils, some for garlic and clove crushed and dispersed in the affected area, and the list goes on. No matter the do-it-yourself mosquito removal strategy, they all have one thing in common: the results are not as effective as people would like.  The only tried and true method of both prevention and removal of mosquitoes available to the public is a professional mosquito misting system, a truly effective tool against mosquitoes.



Trust Your Safety to the Best

SWAT Mosquito Systems is, simply put, the best option for a professional mosquito misting system. At SWAT, we use the best application methods to remove mosquitoes en masse, as applied by our highly trained technicians. Our friendly support team is standing by to provide you with a mosquito misting system that will get rid of mosquitoes once and for all. Are you ready to regain peace of mind and enjoy the great outdoors without repellant or bug bites? If so, give us a call at 1-866-900-SWAT (7928) or complete our online contact form for a free estimate.


By: SWAT MOSQUITO SYSTEMS | Created 03/18/2020

When a mosquito bites you, it does so by piercing the skin and draws blood with a needle-like mouth, also called proboscis. To prevent your blood from clotting, the mosquito injects you with an anticoagulant. The anticoagulant is in the mosquito’s saliva. Only female mosquitoes bite, and they do so to acquire the necessary nutrients for them to produce and lay eggs.

How Your Body Reacts
But why do mosquito bites itch? A healthy body responds by recognizing this foreign substance (the anticoagulant) as an attack. As part of the body’s defense, it releases histamine. That release of histamine is what makes you itch. The itching is an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva. Your body will then enlarge the blood vessels in the surrounding area, which results in the typical mosquito bump.

why do mosquito bites itchThe more your body gets attacked by mosquitoes, the more your body will get used to this foreign substance resulting in a lesser reaction. If you have ever traveled to a new country and noticed that mosquito bites are itchier, this is because you are encountering a species of mosquitoes you are not accustomed to. Therefore, the body reacts strongly. Also, keep in mind that not everyone builds a tolerance over time.

When you scratch a mosquito bite, the skin becomes even more inflamed, and since inflammation causes your skin to itch, you get stuck in a cycle where scratching will cause more itching. Plus, by continuing to scratch, you put yourself at risk of breaking the skin and causing an infection, which leads to even more of an itch.

How Do You Avoid the Annoying Itch?
If the itching is caused by histamine, try using an antihistamine or regular anti-allergy medication. Calamine lotion tends to give good results. Applying cold to the affected area also works well because it helps with the swelling. Some people swear by honey, oatmeal, or aloe vera. While there are no real mosquito bites cures, the application of these soothing elements might help with the itch.

mosquito bites cureWhen it Comes to Mosquitoes, the Best Defense is a Relentless Attack
Why deal with the itching when you can avoid getting bitten altogether? Protect your home with a mosquito misting system. Present a relentless attack to the flying pests by having a system that routinely sprays an efficient pesticide. Use one that does not harm humans, and that can be triggered at any time for extra protection. Pest control specialists recommend mosquito misting systems to protect from mosquitoes and other insects.

Trust SWAT for All Your Mosquito Fighting Needs
When installing a mosquito misting system, only the best will do. SWAT Mosquito Systems uses the best components in the market. Our staff is made up of trained technicians, and we are always happy to assist in any way we can. Reach us for a free estimate at 1-866-900-SWAT (7928) and don’t forget to ask about our mosquito control guarantee.

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