All information on this page is provided by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) extension office.
Florida Resident’s Guide to Mosquito Control
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.
Mosquito Control Devices and Services for Florida Homeowners
There are many devices on the market advertised to control mosquitoes. The advertisements for these devices are aimed at the average homeowner. How do you know if they will work?
Repellents that are currently available are either synthetic chemicals, such as DEET, or plant derived chemicals such as Citronella. Various formulations of these repellents are available that differ in the amount of active ingredient, which is the substance that actually repels the mosquito.