Services We Provide
Southern Mosquito Control Services, Inc. provides mosquito and midge control services to homeowners associations, resorts, and golf and country clubs.
Our focus is to treat for the target species without affecting or harming the beneficial insects such as honeybees, butterflies, and lady bugs.
All of our products are extremely effective, safe, and EPA approved.
Our treatments include Adulticiding or fogging of the community with a truck mounted fogger.
We also have ATV and handheld units for getting into the tight or wooded areas.
phase of treatment is the most commonly
used method of controlling mosquitoes in
Florida today and provides the most effective
coverage, which dramatically reduces excessive
nuisance or vector mosquito populations.
Truck spraying to kill adult mosquitoes
is an essential part of our mosquito control
program, and the part that citizens see
most often. Our fog trucks are equipped
with quiet, electrically driven
machines using ultra low volume (ULV) technology,
spraying a fine mist of concentrated chemical.
Minimizing pesticide impact on non-target
organisms has always been vital to public
acceptance and was incorporated into the
goals of the mosquito control community.
The present day need to be species specific
in the selection and application of pesticides
is fundamental to the methodologies we use.
This part of the Florida mosquito program
emphasizes the elimination of mosquitoes
in the nursery areas. We provide treatments
to retention ponds and low-lying areas.
The advantage being that entire “broods”
are targeted in the immature stages of development,
at the breeding habitat. This prevents the
later stage of development, the biting adults.
Treatment is performed when the presence
of eggs, larvae or pupae are identified.
We use chemicals that are environmentally
friendly and accepted by the FL Department
of Environmental Protection.
Did you know that storm drains are massive breeders for mosquito larvae?
These areas, if not flushed out often as with our summer rain storms, can collect in stagnant water which provides the perfect breeding ground.
We can assist with the treatment of these basins to complement any program.
Sometimes barrier treatments are required to mitigate problematic insects.
These treatments are conducted on an as need basis as they tend to be detrimental to beneficial insects such as honeybees, ladybugs, butterflies, etc.
Extreme care must be exercised.
We also provide quality midge control services. These services include larvaciding the affected waterway by treating the lake bottom or water surface depending upon the species you are impacted by.
We also treat for the adults by adulticiding or fogging around the waterway and homes.
Finally, if needed, we can apply barrier treatments to grassy areas and shrubs around the ponds where the adults are resting.
Mosquito control begins with surveillance
or monitoring and measures the numbers of
mosquitoes in an area. We are primarily
interested in those that cause problems,
either as nuisance or health related.
provides important information on species
composition, abundance, gauges control
monitors vector populations, and provides
historical perspective. Monitoring efforts
include the following:
of retentions ponds and storm
Barrier applications of a specified area
for special events and/or recreational areas.
We utilize our fog trucks as well as hand
held fogging units for the hard to reach
To Fight The Bite!
Now, more than ever, it is important to
be vigilant and aggressive in our fight
against West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and other
diseases. You can take simple, positive
steps to help reduce this menace right at
home, since many generations of mosquitoes
can breed right in you own back yard. With
greater public participation, mosquito
can be reduced. The benefits are
not only because of the health benefits,
but more simply, for the outdoor enjoyment
and enhanced quality of life which it brings
to our residents.
|Potted plants with pans
||Don’t overwater, remove pan
| Old tires, buckets, cans, etc.
||Remove, empty or cover
||Fill with sand or concrete
|Boats and canoes
||Cover or turn upside down
||Flush at least once per week
|Plugged roof gutters
||Keep gutters clean
||Change water frequently