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Mosquitoes In Dallas: An All-Inclusive Prevention And Control Guide

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Dallas pest control experts understand just how important it is to control mosquitoes and prevent infestations. For the average homeowner, mosquitoes are just a fact of life, especially in the warmer months. These pests are annoying, but they can also pose greater risks by carrying germs that spread diseases. Today we will provide key info on the mosquito lifecycle, the diseases they can carry, and how you can actively contribute to mosquito prevention for your home. 

Understanding The Mosquito Lifecycle: A Key To Effective Control

Understanding how mosquitoes develop is important for preventing mosquito infestations now and in the future. Mosquitoes have a life cycle that’s actually quite similar to that of other common insects. They start as eggs then develop into larvae, then pupae, then finally they become adults. 

Mosquitoes move through these early stages of development very quickly, usually in just a few days. Mosquitoes can live for a long time as adults, at least relative to other kinds of insects, potentially months, in fact. But the most important aspect of this lifecycle to highlight is that female mosquitoes need to feed to reproduce (which means nutrients from blood), and they need standing water to lay their eggs. If you don’t give mosquitoes a place to lay their eggs, then they simply won’t be able to reproduce in the immediate area. 

Mosquito-Borne Diseases: How These Insects Pose A Serious Danger

Various types of mosquitoes can present different health risks to humans. Most notably, mosquitoes can spread diseases by spreading germs while feeding. Can you get Lyme disease from mosquitoes? Yes, it’s possible, but it’s not common for mosquitoes in the U.S. to carry this particular disease. Instead, mosquitoes here more commonly spread diseases like La Crosse encephalitis, West Nile virus, and Western equine encephalitis. 

Following a mosquito bite, pay close attention to your health in the coming days. If you start to notice unusual symptoms other than itching, then you should speak with a healthcare professional immediately. 

The Key To Mosquito Control: Proactive Measures For Prevention

Let’s take a moment to discuss ways to repel mosquitoes. These techniques can help to prevent mosquito infestations near your house and yard: 

  • Dispose of any standing water outside of your home. This is the best thing to keep mosquitoes away.
  • Grow herbs and other strong-smelling plants such as lavender, rosemary, and basil to deter mosquitoes from coming close to the home.
  • Use citronella candles and torches for outdoor gatherings and events to discourage mosquitoes from feeding on you or your guests.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts or jackets and generally cover as much exposed skin as possible to prevent mosquito bites. 

Not giving mosquitoes places to lay their eggs is an excellent way to prevent a nearby infestation; however, if you do find yourself in the midst of a mosquito invasion, we can help. 

Pro Mosquito Control: Regular Maintenance And Long-Term Prevention

The best way to control mosquitoes is to get the help of pest control pros. Adams Exterminating uses modern techniques and tools to make sure that your home will be rid of mosquitoes. We can also help to identify key areas and factors that will be important to future mosquito prevention efforts. 

When you work with Adams Exterminating,  you’ll be able to stay safe from the dangers that mosquitoes bring, since we’ll be doing all the hard work for you. In a short time, your home and especially your backyard can return to being safe and relaxing spaces for you, your family, and your pets. Contact us by phone or through our website to get started. 

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