April 9, 2019


Why Mosquitoes Love Texas In The Spring And Summer

In northern states, some pest pressures go away during the colder months. Not so much here in Texas. Mosquitoes are typically summer pests for most of the United States, while in Texas, they also thrive in the early spring. This is because our Texan climate becomes warm much sooner than it does in other states, allowing them to begin breeding, reproducing, and biting us right away.

a mosquito on a leaf outside of a texas home in the summer

Problems Texas mosquitoes cause

Aside from their annoying, high-pitched buzzing sound, mosquitoes are problematic for home and business owners all over Texas. Not only do mosquito bites leave behind incredibly itchy, swollen marks on your skin, but they can also transmit several dangerous diseases. When a female mosquito bites someone infected with an illness such as chikungunya, West Nile virus, malaria, Dengue, or yellow fever, that mosquito may then transmit that disease through the transfer of blood when it bites someone else. These diseases are very severe and could lead to lifelong problems or even become fatal without proper medical treatment.

Additionally, if mosquitoes are thriving on your property, there’s a high chance that other common pests such as spiders, bats, or bigger insect pests will be attracted to your property as well.

How to tell if your property is attracting mosquitoes

Even though it is only spring, mosquitoes are already active here in Texas because of our warm climate and favorable temperatures. However, with summer getting closer, it is important to understand the factors that may increase mosquito activity on your property. Here are a few signs that your residential or commercial property may be at risk of attracting mosquitoes.

  • If there are large (or even small) areas of standing water on your property, mosquitoes will be attracted to those places to breed, rest, and reproduce.
  • Having items or areas on your property that often collect rainwater may attract more mosquitoes.
  • Mosquitoes prefer to stay out of direct sunlight. This means shaded areas with plenty of thick brush and foliage are going to be mosquito hotspots as we move closer to summer.

Why you need professional mosquito treatment

With summer not far off, mosquito activity is going to continue increasing here in Texas. Thankfully, you’re not alone. Bill Clark Bugsperts has been protecting homes and businesses from the threat of mosquitoes and other pests since 1957, and we will continue to work hard to uphold our standards of quality treatments and customer service. Our team of highly trained Bugsperts is always ready to aid you with your pest control needs, so why waste your time, money, and energy trying to get rid of your pest problems alone? Contact the licensed professionals here at Bill Clark Bugsperts today!




 
 

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