When we think of the world’s most dangerous animals, we often picture big predators like tigers or bears. The truth is that some of the most dangerous animals out there are some of the smallest and most common in the world: insects. One insect, in particular, has killed more people than all the apex predators in the world combined.
Mosquitoes: An Introduction
With their constant buzzing and landing on people and their possessions, mosquitoes can seem like mere nuisances. But the bugs are actually responsible for some of the worst plagues in recorded history. Because they feed on the blood of their prey, mosquitoes are naturally designed to spread pathogens from one animal population to the next. As such, they’ve been responsible for outbreaks of cholera, malaria, and ebola, as well as diseases that originate in or exclusively affect livestock, like mad cow disease and swine flu.
Their ability to transmit diseases makes mosquitoes one of the most dangerous animals on the planet, and bloodborne pathogens can kill far more people -- and spread far quicker -- than the dangers posed by other types of wildlife. Health crises like those posed by HIV/AIDS and hepatitis can be worsened by mosquito populations.
Varieties Of Mosquito Control -- From Effective To Not Worth It
Because they are known as such dangerous pests, there are a million solutions one can find on the internet for mosquito prevention and control. They range from somewhat effective to downright hooey, but we’ll walk you through just a few of the known methods out there:
Moisture control: Mosquitoes like warm, humid environments, and when these types of spaces are available in or around our homes, it attracts mosquitoes onto the property. Making sure your home has proper ventilation and pipe maintenance can reduce moisture inside, and removing puddles or ponds in your yard can reduce the same factors outside.
Lawn maintenance: As with many insect populations, mosquitoes can be curbed by reducing overhanging vegetation and by keeping a well-manicured lawn. Fewer places near your home to land means less ease for mosquitoes waiting for a chance to feed.
Tiki torches: Now for the less-than-effective options. There are all kinds of supposedly true accounts online of people warding off mosquitoes with tiki torches or citronella candles. Even if these methods work -- which there’s little real evidence of -- they only ward mosquitoes temporarily rather than curb attractants or eliminate populations.
The Ultimate Mosquito Control From All-Safe
To successfully address a pest problem, you need to turn to the pest experts. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we have a proven system for dealing with mosquitoes and making sure they stay gone. Our thorough process is laid out in three steps:
- Step 1 - Inspection: This will determine the extent of any existing populations 8and the factors that might be attracting mosquitoes onto your property.
- Step 2 - Initial Service: We’ll apply effective mosquito treatment products directly to the exterior of your property, including fences, walls, and patios. Our service is safe for pets and humans.
- Step 3 - Monitor & Prevention: Once the treatment is applied, we’ll come back for routine inspections to make sure the solutions are working. We re-treat as needed and stay in constant communication on ways to prevent future problems
Contact The Professionals For Complete Mosquito Control
Our trained technicians have experience identifying pest populations and the things that bring them onto your property. Our proven solutions and prevention measures will let you rest easy knowing that effective methods are being used to drive harmful or dangerous pests away from your Dallas property. With mosquitoes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Turn to All-Safe Pest & Termite for mosquito prevention and control done the right way.