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Mastering Mosquito Control: Effective Strategies To Protect Your Denton Property

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Many people accept mosquitoes as part of the Denton experience. But these biting insects don’t need to be flying around your yard. With Adams Exterminating’s professional mosquito control in Denton, you can avoid mosquito bites and protect your yard. 

Mosquito Or Not? How To Identify Them At A Glance

You can find mosquitoes in Denton, but how easily can you recognize them? There are two species of mosquitoes with some differences in appearance and behavior. 

Culex mosquitoes are typically around a 1/4-inch long. They’re gray with iridescent scales, which can be white, silver, green, or blue. Culex mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. 

Asian tiger mosquitoes are smaller, only about 1/8 of an inch. Their bodies and legs have black and white stripes. Unlike culex mosquitoes, Asian tiger mosquitoes are active all day and year-round in warm climates. 

There are more similarities than differences between the two species when it comes to behavior. Only female mosquitoes bite because they need protein from a blood meal to lay eggs. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water. The entire life cycle, from egg to adult, only takes between eight and ten days on average. 

The fast life cycle is just one reason why you might need to invest in professional mosquito control in Denton for your yard. 

Mosquito Dangers: Itchy Bites, Allergic Reactions And Diseases

Mosquito-borne illness is a concern worldwide, including in the United States. Here, mosquitoes can be carriers of West Nile virus, dengue, chikungunya, encephalitis, and tularemia. Malaria, Zika, and yellow fever are not spread by American mosquitoes. Diseases spread by mosquitoes are rare in the Denton area, but they do still happen. If you develop serious symptoms—high fever, joint pain, muscle aches, rashes, nausea—after a mosquito bite, you should seek medical attention immediately. 

Even setting aside the risk of disease, you’ll still want to avoid mosquito bites. These itchy welts are annoying at best. Scratching too much can lead to infection, and some people have an allergy to mosquito saliva that leads to more severe reactions. 

The Key To Mosquito Control: Proactive Measures For Prevention

One way to avoid mosquito bites around your home is by implementing mosquito prevention methods. These tips will help keep mosquitoes away from your house and minimize your chances of being bitten: 

  • Remove anything from your yard that collects and holds water 
  • Clear out overgrown plants 
  • Install plants that are known to repel mosquitoes 
  • Apply mosquito repellent to yourself whenever you go outside 
  • Wear protective clothing outside 

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Anything in your yard that holds water, from a discarded bottle cap to a bucket, can become a breeding site. Regularly check your yard for items that collect water and remove or replace them frequently. 

Overgrowth attracts mosquitoes because it provides a shady area for them to rest. Clearing out overgrowth and minimizing shady areas means mosquitoes are less likely to spend time in your yard. You can also plant basil, rosemary, lemongrass, and other plants that repel mosquitoes. 

You should take steps to protect yourself from mosquito bites whenever you're outside. Insect repellents designed for mosquitoes can be highly effective. You can also wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes to minimize the skin exposed to mosquitoes. 

These tips can go a long way toward a mosquito-free yard. But if these insects still show up and won’t go away, you need professional mosquito control services. 

Total Mosquito Control: How Professionals Ensure Long-Lasting Results

Professional mosquito treatments are available to Denton residents with Adams Exterminating. We provide multiple options for mosquito control, including a backpack misting program and a specialized bait and trap system. Our mosquito treatments are eco-friendly and EPA-approved. They’re safe to use around your home and are the most effective options for local mosquito control. Call Adams Exterminating today to learn more about which option for mosquito control will be best for you and your home.

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