How To Treat & Control Mosquitos
Mosquitos in North Texas are continuing to grow in population and are not only a nuisance, but also can be very harmful to your and your family’s health. Mosquitos can transmit several dangerous – or even deadly – diseases such as Zika Virus, West Nile Virus and Chikungunya. These diseases have serious side effects. According to a recent CDC report, the number of mosquito bite-caused illnesses has tripled between 2004 and 2018. Our mosquito control treatments can help prevent mosquitos from infesting your yard, home or business, keeping you and your family safe from their dangerous bites.
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How To Identify Mosquitos
It is very easy to mistake mosquitos for flies or gnats, however, it is important that you are able to tell the difference between these pests due to the dangers that mosquitos present to your health.
Mosquitos are part of the Diptera order, or family, which also includes horse-flies, crane flies, hoverflies and more than 125,000 other species of flies. There are more than 3,000 recorded species of mosquitos on the planet. With more than 150 of those in the United States, 85 of those species have been documented right here in Texas. Each mosquito species has its own appearance, habitats and habits.
Where Do You Typically See Mosquitos?
Mosquitos are typically found outside in your yard, however, they are also notorious for finding their way into your home or business. They can hide in the darkness where you cannot see them and come out to feed when they need a meal.
In Your House – These pests can enter your home through open doors, windows or other entry points that typical pests find their way in. They will hide in hidden, dark areas such as under your sink, in your closets, or in your garage or laundry room. When it is time to eat, they usually come out at night or under the cover of darkness to feed on a blood meal.
In Your Yard – Mosquitos sometimes like to rest in thick grass or vegetation and will come out when a meal appears present. They breed in standing water near ponds, marshes, drainage ditches and other areas that collect rainwater, access drainage and even sprinkler water. Different species are active at various times of the day, but are most common in the late afternoon, early evening and at night.
Common Areas To Find Mosquitos
You can usually find mosquitos near vegetation and areas holding standing water. Always try to eliminate any access or standing water to prevent mosquito infestations from getting worse.
Check All Your Openings
If it has been a while since you last checked all sealed areas of your home, it is best to do so to prevent mosquitos and other pests from entering. Check the weather stripping around your doors to ensure that they are well sealed and there are no areas where unwanted guests can enter. Also, be sure to check your screen doors, windows, garage doors and other openings. If you find that there are unsealed areas on these openings, make the proper repairs with weather stripping and caulk, and replace any damaged screens that may present holes where pests can enter.
Solve The Problem – Prevent Infestations
Living in the State of Texas means you probably spend as much time as possible enjoying our beautiful weather. Be sure to protect your family from the dangerous health hazards that are presented with mosquito infestations by treating your yard and home with our mosquito control & prevention treatment and get back to enjoying the outdoors without the annoyance and risk of mosquitos.
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