Mosquito control is one of the more common requests we have during the spring and summer months. Most Texans consider mosquito to be annoying, and they are. But, they are also a real public health problem.
Mosquitoes can carry serious diseases like Malaria for example. While Malaria is more common in other parts of the world, even here in Texas we have seen cases of West Nile Virus, Chikungunya and Encephalitis. All of these diseases are transmittable via a mosquito bite. So, it is incredibly important to protect you and your family with a mosquito control treatment.
We take our mosquito control treatments seriously, as we do all of our other pest control services. Our technicians take the time to inspect all areas of your property for possible places a mosquito may breed and live. While stagnant water is the optimal breeding environment, mosquitoes can also breed in conditions with minimal moisture such as sprinkler heads or in algae buildup in gutters that have not been maintained.
Once we have assessed the property we develop a custom plan for your property.
The best protection from mosquito-transmitted diseases is to prevent exposure to mosquitoes.
- Keep doors and windows closed.
- Cover doors and windows with screens.
- If you must be outside when mosquitoes are active, cover up. Wear light-colored clothing, shoes, socks, long pants, and long sleeves.
- Apply insect repellent containing DEET to clothing and skin.
- Inspect your yards and drains. Dispose of bottles, cans, old tires, buckets, plastic swimming pools, birdbaths, or other debris that can hold standing water.
- Drain any standing sprinkler or rain water. Drain water from garbage cans, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots, or other containers where water has collected.
- Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.
- Repair leaky pipes.
- Maintain and clean roof gutters.