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There’s nothing worse than planning an awesome outdoor barbeque, party, or casual get-together at your Sugar Land house, only for you and your guests to constantly be swatting at mosquitoes the entire time. Your guests leave covered in bites that turn into itchy, irritated welts that start to bleed after they have been scratched so much, and that outdoor event you were so proud to host leaves people feeling less enthused about coming to your next one. While mosquito infestations could happen to anyone, they are especially prominent in Sugar Land. Read on to learn how you can prevent them and make your next outdoor party perfect.

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What Are Mosquitoes In Sugar Land?

There are 85 currently identified species of mosquitoes that call Texas home, and many of them are common in Sugar Land. Some of the most common types include the house mosquito, Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes aegypti, and the southern mosquito. These flying insects feed on blood, and will bite you, your family, and your pets until they are able to consume enough to survive and continue to reproduce. 

What Diseases Can Mosquitoes In Sugar Land Spread?

While mosquitoes may just seem like a nuisance, unfortunately, their bites can leave behind much worse than itchy bumps and welts. Here in Sugar Land, there are several diseases that the mosquitoes here are capable of spreading:

  1. Chikungunya: This disease commonly presents in the form of a fever and joint pain; however, other symptoms such as a headache, muscle pains, joint swelling, and rashes can occur. There is currently no vaccine for this disease.
  2. Dengue fever: Spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito type in Sugar Land, this illness can cause high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain, and in more severe cases, it can cause bleeding and shock, and even death.
  3. West Nile virus: Perhaps one of the most well-known mosquito-borne illnesses. One in five people who are infected with West Nile virus will only experience a fever, but others will go on to develop other symptoms, such as headache, body aches, vomiting, diarrhea, and rashes. Others may become so ill that the disease proves fatal.
  4. Zika virus: Another more well-known virus, Zika may not present any symptoms in an infected individual, but others can develop a fever, rash, headache, joint pain, conjunctivitis, and muscle pain.

Natural And Effective Prevention Tips For Sugar Land Yards

There are several things homeowners in Sugar Land can do to naturally prevent mosquitoes from infesting their yard. Below are some ideas to reduce the number of these pests at your next outdoor gathering:

  • Remove standing water: Mosquitoes love still water. Reconsider installing ponds and still water pools, as this will only attract more mosquitoes. Make sure to remove any buckets or other receptacles that may have collected rainwater, and regularly clean out your gutters.
  • Remove potted plants: Moving potted plants inside your house will reduce the appeal of your yard, forcing mosquitoes to look elsewhere for an outdoor area to infest.
  • Spread coffee grounds: By scattering coffee grounds near standing water in your yard, this will force any present mosquito eggs to rise to the surface, depriving them of oxygen. This will kill the larvae and prevent more mosquitoes from invading your yard.

The Most Effective Mosquito Protection For Sugar Land Yards

While there are natural ways you can reduce the number of mosquitoes in your Sugar Land yard, the best way to effectively protect your yard from these sometimes dangerous nuisance pests is by calling the experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite. Here, our expert technicians are armed with the skills and tools to safely and effectively exterminate mosquito populations, reducing the risk of harmful diseases spreading to you and your family. We know how important it is to be able to relax in your Sugar Land yard, and you shouldn’t have to settle for constantly swatting at mosquitoes. Call us today!

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