Solutions: deep woods OFF!, there are spray traps that can be used to ward off (it's what the local country clubs do), consult a flood insurance pro (changes are being made and could change your monthly expenses quite a bit), put a kayak on your roof (haha ok not really).
Any other general questions, feel free to contact me directly!
1429 Hooper St, Charleston, SC 29492
Looks like you received plenty of good feedback about the mosquitos but I wanted to point out some other things to be aware of. One of which you may or may not have experience with in Key Biscayne.
Charleston is surrounded by marsh and woods which makes it a prime target for termites. I'm not an exterminator, but I have remodeled many homes in Charleston over the past 10 years and finding termite damage was a common thing.
The lesson here is to make sure the home you are planning to buy is inspected for termites and has a bond in place before you take ownership. Mosquitos are aggravating, but termites can cause you tens of thousands in replacement costs and you would never know it until it was too late.
Check back with me in December as we will be including termite coverage in our pre-inspection home history reports at http://www.hometrackr.com
The marsh is the reason we even have shrimp because it is the nursery. Towns that have rivers without marshes do not have shrimp.
Mosquitos? Don't wear loud perfumes. Use off or spray on some skin so soft by AVON. Wear long sleeves, use mosquito coils. Get used to nature if you choose the marsh. That is the blessing. It is a natural world full of wonder, pluff mud, critters, and beauty, and peace. Heaven on earth for all who have it.
We should be so very fortunate to even have this opportunity. That is what makes the Low Country so very special and sought after. Good luck and give it a try. It's addictive.
The many ways we deal with mosquitos here:
1) There are mist machines you can buy that work well.
2) There are several local companies that either install these machines or come out and spray your yard or area; and these do work well. And surprisingly, some of them use repellants that are non-toxic and odorless, so you won't be causing any harm.
3) Try to make sure you don't have anything in your yard producing standing water; bird baths are definitely out here!
Hope these tips help!
Keller Williams Realty
To eliminate it, for less cost- OFF, citronella candles, and certain plants will keep them away.
We have Marsh areas where I live & work. The County Sprays to limit the mosquito population. There are some but not nearly what it could be. Any area with standing water can be prone to Mosquitoes. There is also new products & systems pest professionals can set homeowners up with to control them as well. I hope this helps, good luck!
I have had clients and family friend who do not like screen install a sort of misting machine that sprays a chemical not harmful to humans and pets and is also not ugly and hardly noticeable on a home. This works great!
I hope I was helpful if you have any other questions and would like to speak please send me your phone number and a good day/time or call me at 843-754-2089 to discuss.
My Best Regards,