Welcome to Ft Myers Beach Mosquito Control

Welcome to our site. Please check around for useful information about us, our services and how you can make a service request for mosquito issues. It is our goal to serve the community to manage the mosquito population in our Fort Myers Beach area. We work hard to improve our community and look forward to serving you. If you would like to contact us, please send us an email.

Homeowners who actively participate in reducing mosquitoes around the home can help decrease pesticide use, reduce the risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases, and help ease the financial burden to local governments who are responsible for area-wide control.

How to reduce mosquitoes

  • When water is intentionally collected for use, such as in rain barrels, the holder should be modified to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs on or near the water.  Add screening to the top to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs, or cover the rain barrel with a lid.
  • For water not intentionally collected, such as water that collects in discarded cans, bottles, and buckets, it is best to properly dispose of water holding containers or empty the water from the containers.
  • In Florida, it is best to flush out containers such as bird baths, and bromeliad plants, every three to four days during the summer.
  • Take used tires to a local facility that will accept them.
  • Dispose of old appliances that are sitting outdoors.
  • Clean out the roof gutters to remove leaves that may clog the drain and cause water to be retained.
  • Check for and repair leaky faucets.
  • Check for standing water in your yard, areas that may pool and remain after rainfall events.  Make sure these areas can drain well, or add BTI (Bacillus Thuriengensis Israelensis) to kill the mosquito larvae.
  • Water gardens and ornamental ponds are popular, but aerate them or stock with fish to reduce mosquito.
  • Repair torn window and door screens to exclude mosquitoes from indoors.
  • Clean up vegetation that has fallen from trees.  Areca palm fronds, for example, hold water when they are on the ground.
  • For homes with windows that don’t have screens, use mosquito netting around the bed to prevent mosquitoes from biting while residents are sleeping.
  • Fans can be used to keep mosquitoes away.  Mosquitoes are weak flyers.  Operating a fan on high will help keep flying mosquitoes out of the area.
  • Organize community effort to help everyone located and remove sources of water where mosquitoes can live.  If your neighbors are not reducing mosquitoes, you are still at risk from mosquito bites.