Why there are so many mosquitoes on your property is a question that you have and just about every Fort Worth resident. You must also ask what is around your property attracting mosquitoes in order to answer that question. The thing to understand about these pests is that they're products of their environment. They love moist or damp environments and, of course, blood. So ideally, efforts to cover exposed skin and lower moisture in your environment will keep them at bay. But like all things in life, this isn't as easy as it sounds.
Whether there's been heavy rain or it's mosquito season, having these blood-feeding pests in your yard is not only annoying but can pose serious health risks to you and your family. Let pest control in Fort Worth be your go-to resolution to keep mosquitoes away from your yard.
What Types Of Mosquitoes Are There In Fort Worth?
There are many types of mosquitoes in the world (200 species in the U.S.) and 85 species in Texas. But as far as the types of mosquitoes in Texas invading your Fort Worth yard, there are five that you should be aware of.
Of course, if you're anything like other Fort Worth residents enjoying your outdoor space, when a mosquito bites you, you're not going to pause before you swat at it just to see what type of mosquito it is. But if you did, just out of curiosity, stop to take a closer look at it, you'd be quite surprised to see how unique each one of these tiny insects truly is.
Take a look at the five most common mosquitoes known to frequent Fort Worth area yards:
- Southern House Mosquito
- Upland Flood Water Mosquito
- Eastern Saltmarsh Mosquito
- Dark Rice Field Mosquito
- Asian Tiger Mosquito
All five of these mosquitoes are indeed unique in their own right. And while commonly found in Fort Worth backyards, that doesn't mean they have to be a common feature in your yard. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we have the best treatment options to get rid of mosquitoes and keep them away.
Is Every Mosquito Dangerous?
Not all mosquitoes are dangerous. In fact, male mosquitoes are not dangerous at all; they only feed on plant nectar. On the other hand, female mosquitoes feed on plant nectar and blood. Now, female mosquitoes don't become vector pests until infected by a particular pathogen, but also keep in mind that not all can transmit the pathogen to certain hosts.
What Attracts Mosquitoes To My Property
Mosquitoes thrive in warm, moist environments, making your Fort Worth yard a natural hub for them. Take a look around your yard to see if you have these attractant features that reel these pests in:
- Moist soil
- Clogged up drains and gutters
- Standing water
- Fountains or water feeders for animals
- Leaves and sticks in your yard
Some of these features are easy fixes, but some will require landscaping services. Nonetheless, control services are the best way to get rid of mosquitoes.
How Do I Get Rid Of Mosquitoes And Keep Them Away?
Citronella candles and torches, as well as bug sprays, will indeed help repel mosquitoes and keep them out of your Fort Worth yard for a short period. But when you look at those repellents, they're exactly that, repellents, meaning they don't get to the bottom of the problem, which is the actual breeding grounds.
Whether your Forth Worth yard is full of eggs or larvae or riddled with fully grown adult mosquitoes, our team of experts here at All-Safe Pest & Termite won't give these pests the chance to wreak havoc in your yard anymore with our mosquito control services. Give us a call today to schedule your free estimate.