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Mosquitoes Are More Than Annoying

Mosquitoes have probably killed more humans than any other insect on the planet. While their bites are more annoying than deadly, they’re one of the biggest disease vectors in the world. Mosquitoes are responsible for spreading malarial fevers and viruses, like Zika and West Nile Virus.

And mosquitoes are ubiquitous throughout the hot, humid East Texas summers. Our summer months provide the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, and they have a really fast gestation process that means even the most diligent homeowners have difficulty preventing their spread.

While there are a variety of treatments, like mosquito repellents and mosquito sprays for your yard, the best option is to not get them in the first place. Town & Country Pest Control can help eliminate the mosquito population in and around your home and keep them away all summer long.

Call us today to learn how to stop your mosquito problem before it starts.

What Are Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are any one of 3,500 breeds of small flying insects. While they can feed on quite a few things, the mosquitoes that cause the most distress are the ones that feed on human and animal blood and leave itchy, raised welts.

The welts are actually caused by the mosquito’s saliva, which acts as both an anticoagulant and a numbing agent. This allows them to drink a lot of blood while remaining undetected by their host.

It’s their feeding that makes them dangerous. They can spread blood-borne pathogens from host to host. Though the United States doesn’t get outbreaks of Malaria, more and more viruses are becoming common and mosquitos are how they spread.

Mosquito swarm

How Do Mosquitoes Breed?

Mosquitoes require warm, moist air to thrive. The females of the species lay their eggs--up to a hundred at a time--in water. In roughly 40 days, all of those eggs are fully grown, adult mosquitoes that are ready themselves to breed.

This means that Texas summers--especially after rain--are an environment in which mosquitoes thrive. The rainwater collects into puddles, or in vessels, and makes a perfect breeding ground.

How Can I Prevent Mosquitoes?

The best thing to do if you want to avoid having your yard overrun by mosquitoes is to ensure that there isn’t standing water anywhere. Without a place to breed, mosquitoes won’t populate your home or yard.

Of course, that’s easier said than done. It will rain sometime during the summer, the rain will provide breeding sites, and mosquitoes will pop up. Citronella candles, a natural mosquito repellent, and chemical mosquito repellent for your yard can provide some relief as well.

How Do You Kill Mosquitoes?

Town & Country Pest Control uses a unique mosquito trap to prevent your yard and home from being overrun. This type of mosquito control provides a safe, non-toxic way to keep you and your family free from these pests.

The In2Care trap was initially developed to help fight Malaria outbreaks in Africa. It works by providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes that also traps them inside and, ultimately, kills them. If you want a mosquito-free summer, give us a call and let us install one in or around your home.

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