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What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are small flies whose males and females feed on nectar. However, the females also require blood meals, which is why these pests are so unwanted on our Houston properties. Female mosquitoes are attracted to their warm-blooded hosts through body odor, body heat, and exhaled carbon dioxide emitted from people and animals.

Physical features of a mosquito include long thin legs, two wings, a dark tiny oval body, and an elongated mouthpart used for piercing and feeding on liquids. Mosquitoes tend to live and swarm together in large groups and therefore when living in our backyards makes it difficult for people to enjoy their outdoor spaces.

mosquito having a snack

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Mosquitoes spread diseases worldwide that are dangerous and many times life-threatening. In our area, mosquitoes are well-known vectors of the West Nile virus and Louis encephalitis (SLE) virus. Mosquitoes also spread parasitic heartworm to dogs and cats, which, unless treated, causes a deadly parasitic infection.

The diseases, parasites, and itchy bites that mosquitoes deliver make them pests with which no one wants to share their outdoor space.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

Our region's high humidity levels and warm climate offer a perfect place for mosquitoes to thrive. These outdoor pests will make themselves comfortable in any outdoor space that provides them with areas of shade, standing water, and access to their primary food source; plant nectar. They, of course, are also attracted to places where the females can find easy access to their hosts.

Unfortunately for homeowners in Houston, our backyards often provide mosquitoes with a place to live, feed, and breed. 

Where will I find mosquitoes?

You will find mosquitoes swarming in their largest numbers around areas of standing water. Depending on their species, female mosquitoes lay their eggs on top of water or in places prone to flooding.

In our yards, places mosquitoes swarm include overwatered gardens, wading pools, flowerpots, clogged gutters, and low-lying areas with puddled water.

During the day, when the sun is its hottest, many mosquitoes seek shade and cooler temperatures. They rest and hide in areas of tall grass, leaf piles, landscaping, and under tree canopies and decks.

In Texas, mosquitoes are most prolific when temperatures are warmest from March through October.

How do I get rid of mosquito?

If you are tired of mosquitoes, reach out to Texas Termite Terminators. We are dedicated to our customers and provide dependable solutions. Through regular home mosquitoes control services, we will work with you to reduce mosquito numbers on your property, allowing you to enjoy your backyard whenever you want. Partnering with a professional is always the best way to handle any pest problem, including problems with mosquitoes! To learn more about our Houston mosquitoes control services, reach out today. 

How can I prevent mosquitoes in the future?

Making your yard as unappealing as possible to mosquitoes is the best way to help prevent problems with these biting pests.

  • Keep grass cut short.

  • Cut back overgrown trees and shrubs.

  • Remove woodpiles, leaf piles, and other debris from your yard.

  • Remove as much standing water from your property as possible.

  • If you have a pond or pool, make sure its water constantly circulates. 

  • Don't overwater your lawn or garden areas. 

  • Make sure gutters are working correctly and preventing rainwater from pooling around the perimeter of your home.

  • Call now for professional help to control mosquitoes on your Houston area property. 

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