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Mosquitoes are common throughout the country and have a big reputation. Although they may not be as dangerous as some people think, they still aren’t insects you want buzzing around your home. All-Safe Pest and Termite offers total mosquito and pest control in Katy. Contact us today to learn more. 

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Why Do We Need Mosquitoes?

 

Most people are annoyed by mosquitoes and wish they didn’t exist in the first place. But mosquitoes are pollinator insects, just like bees and butterflies. Nectar from flowers is the primary food source for mosquitoes, and they transfer pollen from plant to plant as they feed. Even a few plants rely on mosquitoes as their primary pollinators.
 
However, mosquitoes are not essential pollinators for most plants in the United States. They’re beneficial to the ecosystem, but your yard won’t suffer if you work to keep mosquitoes away—as long as you do so safely. 

Are All The Mosquitoes In Katy Dangerous?

 

Hundreds of mosquito species exist in the U.S., and only a few bite humans. Culex mosquitoes are silvery gray with iridescent scales that might be white, silver, green, or blue. These mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk and are primarily seen during warmer times.
 
Asian tiger mosquitoes are black and white striped throughout their bodies and legs. They’re active during the daytime and can be found all year in warmer climates.
 
Only female mosquitoes bite humans. They require protein from a blood meal to produce and lay eggs. Unfortunately, mosquitoes are known to be disease carriers in the United States. West Nile virus, dengue, encephalitis, and tularemia are all diseases that are carried by mosquitoes in the US. Although outbreaks are rare, these diseases can be severe. It’s best to take all possible precautions to avoid mosquito bites and prevent illness. 

What Attracts Mosquitoes To My Property?

 

Mosquitoes look for a few things when finding a place to hang out. They like to live near overgrown plants that provide lots of shade as well as standing water. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water. The best way to prevent mosquitoes from spending time in your yard is to make your home less hospitable to mosquitoes.

  • Remove all standing water

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, and there doesn’t need much of it. Bird baths, old tires, and even bottle caps can all fill with water and provide a spot for mosquito eggs. Keep your yard clear of anything that could collect water. And if you have things like bird baths, ponds, or pet dishes, change the water at least once a week to keep mosquitoes out. 

  • Clear out overgrown plants

Mosquitoes love shaded areas with lots of overgrowths. By clearing your yard of overgrowth, you make it less of an ideal environment for mosquitoes.

  • Install plants that repel mosquitoes

Many plants actually repel mosquitoes. Lavender, basil, citronella grass, and lemongrass are just a few plants that help keep mosquitoes away. 

  • Protect yourself from mosquitoes

Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants outdoors can keep mosquitoes from biting. Additionally, a mosquito repellent spray or lotion works to keep mosquitoes away from you.
 
Mosquito prevention, both personally and for your yard, can go a long way towards preventing bites. But if mosquitoes are trying to take over your yard, you might need more help. That’s where All-Safe Pest and Termite comes in. 

How To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Home And Yard

 

All-Safe Pest and Termite offers total mosquito control for Katy homes. We offer multiple treatment options, including backpack misting and mosquito traps. We also work with you to keep mosquitoes from returning to your yard. A professional treatment plan is the best way to get rid of mosquitoes. For mosquito control in Katy, call All-Safe Pest and Termite. 

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