Mosquitoes in Austin are a dreaded part of spring and summer. When considering pest control in Austin, do not neglect to treat your property for mosquitoes. Accurate Termite & Pest Control can help you have a mosquito-free summer.
Why Are The Mosquitoes So Bad This Year?
There are thousands of types of mosquitoes worldwide. About 200 species of mosquito live in the United States, and of these, only about 12 spread illness. Mosquitoes thrive in heat and humidity. As the average global temperatures rise, mosquito populations continue to boom. The Asian tiger mosquito is a hardy species of mosquito that grows more common in the Austin area every year. The Asian tiger mosquito originates from Southeast Asia, but has spread to the southern United States. They have white and black striped bodies, from which their name derives. Unlike most mosquito species, the Asian tiger mosquitoes feed during the day. Due to the Austin heat, Asian tiger mosquitoes are active year-round. Still, their numbers are largest after the heavier rains in May and July. Mosquitoes require standing water to lay their eggs and raise their young.
Three Problems Mosquitoes Cause That You Did Not Know About
You may be familiar with diseases carried by mosquitoes, such as malaria and the West Nile virus. Some other problems that mosquitoes can cause include:
- Transferring parasites to animals, such as heart-worm to dogs
- When mosquitoes attack farm animals, the farm animals respond by losing weight, and cows will yield less milk
- When the mosquito population increases, pesticides are also used around farms, which can inadvertently contaminate water.
These mosquito-related issues are excellent examples of why mosquito prevention in Austin is so important.
Mosquito Prevention Simplified
The best home remedy for mosquitoes is prevention. By removing standing water, mosquitoes can be prevented from being attracted to your Austin property. Mosquitoes are attracted to water, even as little as a filled flower pot, as a nursery for their offspring. Additionally, avoid letting your yard become overgrown. Homeowners should also maintain their insect screens in windows and doors and keep firewood at least 20 feet from the side of their house.
Why It Is Best To Call The Mosquito Control Professionals
If you already have a mosquito problem on your hands, a pest control professional is the only guaranteed solution. Accurate Termite & Pest Control can get rid of mosquitoes in your yard and keep them away. We have over 20 years of experience serving our community. We offer free estimates, do not require contracts, and provide follow-up to ensure that you and your property receive the care needed. Give Accurate Termite & Pest Control a call today and live pest-free!