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As we enter the fall, the temperatures are starting to moderate. The humid, hot summer days are beginning to give way to cooler less-humid evenings in Houston. As the outdoors becomes pleasant, we want to walk more outside, play in the yard, or enjoy a relaxing swing on the hammock. 


A pest that can quickly ruin our outdoor experience is the mosquito. If mosquitos are driving you inside, you need the Houston pest control team from All-Safe Pest & Termite. Since 1984 our family-owned company has grown from customer referrals because we know how to stop pests from ruining time on your Houston property. 

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Mosquito Populations Can Grow Rapidly


The life cycle of mosquitoes consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult, and it takes anywhere from two weeks up to several months to complete.  


Once a female mosquito becomes an adult, it lives for about two weeks. Over the two weeks of its adult life, a female mosquito will lay a batch of 100 to 200 eggs every three days. Since an adult female can produce hundreds of eggs in two weeks, the population of mosquitoes in an infested area, like your property, requires mosquito control in Houston.

Mosquitoes Are Known To Spread Many Dangerous Diseases


Female mosquitos need blood to produce their eggs. When it feeds on blood from an infected host, the mosquito can pass it to the next host. Not all mosquitoes transmit disease. According to the Center for Disease Control, only about 12 mosquito species in the United States spread the bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms that can make us ill. 


The World Health Organization states that diseases caused by mosquitoes are responsible annually for the death of over 1 million people worldwide. The deadliest disease transmitted by mosquitoes is malaria; however, in the United States, we have treatments, and malaria is not life-threatening in our country. 


Although malaria is no longer a public health concern in America, other diseases spread by mosquitoes include the following: 

 

  • West Nile virus
  • Dengue fever
  • Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE)
  • Chikungunya
  • Yellow fever

 

Some diseases such as the Zika virus and tularemia are currently not transmitted by mosquitoes in the United States, but they have been brought into the country by infected travelers. 

Do-It-Yourself Mosquito Control Can Be Less Than Effective


Purchasing do-it-yourself mosquito control products seem to be the best solution to save money. However, using these products to keep mosquitoes away fails because they do not eliminate the nearby mosquito breeding grounds. You may reduce the adult population of mosquitoes in your area by using a spray or fogger, but if you do not destroy the daily production of hundreds of eggs, your efforts will deliver little result. 


Many try home remedies to keep mosquitoes from biting, like citronella candles, essential oils, dryer sheets, and tiki torches; however, studies show these DIY do not prevent mosquitoes from biting. 


Since most mosquito species do not travel further than 200 yards from their breeding location, mosquito control in Houston begins with reducing the mosquito population around your home. An easy way to reduce the mosquitoes on your Houston property is to eliminate all standing, stagnant water. 

The Pros To Know For Quality Mosquito Control For Houston Properties


Due to the long season of humid heat, mosquitoes can be a significant problem for Houston homeowners. Our trained pest control team at All-Safe Pest & Termite uses systemic and effective ways to kill mosquitoes. We use a misting system targeting the breeding grounds of mosquitoes on your property. We work with Houston homeowners to prevent infestations by identifying potential breeding locations.

 

Contact us today and let us get the mosquitoes under control so you can enjoy a walk on your property without fear of mosquitoes. 

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