Mosquito Control

In South Texas, our warm climate and heavy, sometimes torrential rains, lead to exploding mosquito populations. Protecting your children, seniors, pregnant women as well as those with compromised immune systems is imperative.

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Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest creatures on the planet because they carry and transmit disease. There are approximately 3,000 known species of mosquitos.

Mosquitos prefer dining during dawn and dusk; at these times of the day mosquito control can be most effective.

A female mosquito can lay eggs in as little as one cup full of water. Some mosquitoes even lay and hatch eggs in puddles from storms. Mosquitoes will not lay their eggs in moving water. Female mosquitoes feed on blood to obtain protein to lay eggs.

Mosquitoes use their sense of smell and through heat detection to locate you as a protein source. They detect the carbon dioxide we exhale, as well as sweat. Some people are more attractive to mosquitos because of the way they smell. This is why sometimes you are being bitten while the person next to you isn’t being bitten.

Diseases Carried by Mosquitos

Zika Virus:

The Zika virus is spread mainly through the bite of an infected Aedes species of mosquito. People who have contracted the Zika virus usually don’t get sick enough to warrant hospital visits. Many cases are unnoticed or undetected.

When a person is first infected, the Zika virus causes mild cold or flu-like symptoms, from which people recover quickly. Zika virus can cause subsequent serious health issues, particularly birth defects.

Initial symptoms:
Fever, rash, red eyes, headache, and joint pain.

Zika Virus has been linked to:
Birth defects such as Microcephaly in infants, and Guillain – Barre Syndrome.

West Nile Virus (WNV):

West Niles was first reported in the U.S. in 1999, West Nile is an aborovirus linked to mosquitoes and it can be deadly to humans. West Nile Virus can lead to encephalitis and meningitis.

Canine Heartworm:

Pets are not immune to illnesses from mosquitoes. Heartworm is a serious illness that can be deadly to dogs and some cats. Heartworm leads to congestive heart failure.

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