June 18, 2020
The Best Form Of Mosquito Control For Montgomery Property Owners
Texas is, unfortunately, home to many mosquitoes. The state’s warm temperatures and areas of high humidity make an excellent mosquito habitat. Add to that a bit of water and some foliage to hide in and mosquitoes all over Texas will thrive this summer.
If you want to drastically reduce the mosquito presence on your property and reclaim your yard, keep reading! We’ve gathered some information about mosquitoes and how to get rid of them.
The Deadliest Pests
Did you know that mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest animals in the world? This may surprise you, considering animals like tigers and sharks seem to be far more dangerous and deadly than tiny mosquitoes. However, mosquitoes transmit many dangerous diseases.
Mosquito bites can transmit dengue, malaria, West Nile virus, yellow fever, zika, and more. Many of these diseases can be fatal without proper medical care. Female mosquitoes bite humans and other mammals because they need blood for the eggs they lay. A mosquito bite is a red itchy bite. For some people, an allergic reaction causes large bumps, swelling, and rashes. And any bite could lead to one of the diseases mentioned above.
First Steps For Mosquito Control
To begin implementing the best mosquito control for your home, start with prevention. Before calling in the professionals, here are three important things you can do on your own.
- Trim hedges. Mosquitoes nest in foliage and greenery, so making sure that your landscaping is up to date and your hedges are trimmed will give them fever hiding places.
- Remove standing water. Besides blood, mosquitoes need water to breed. They lay their eggs in standing water, and they don’t need a lot!
- Even water pooled around the edges of a flowerpot can be enough. Check your yard for puddles, buckets, toys, and other objects that might be collecting water. Remove as much standing water as you can.
- Clean bodies of water. If you have a large body of water on your property, this can also attract mosquitoes. This could be a pool, a pond, a fountain, a river, or a lake. Keep these bodies of water clean and if possible, keep the water flowing to avoid helping mosquitoes breed.
You may think that the next step is buying anti-mosquito products found in stores. We don’t recommend this though, as many over-the-counter products are ineffective or only temporarily effective.
Anti-mosquito products are made with harsh chemicals that can be dangerous around pets and young children. It’s best to leave the chemical use up to the professionals.
Total Mosquito Control
This leads us to total mosquito control. If you have a mosquito problem and prevention tricks aren’t working, give Bill Clark Pest Control a call. We are trained to use top-of-the-line pest control products for mosquito control that works.
Our Mosquito Control Program is effective and safe for you and your family. Whether you need one-time mosquito control before an event or seasonal protection to keep your family safe all year, we have a solution for you. Find out how we can help you keep mosquitoes out of your yard this summer. Reach out to Bill Clark Pest Control today.
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