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Guide To Preventing Mosquitoes Throughout The Year

Mosquitoes are a pain, but we usually just shrug them off. We're Texans, after all. We're not going to let little nuisance pests bother us. But mosquitoes are not a pest problem we should ignore. In 2012, West Nile virus was linked to the deaths of more than 89 people, with an estimated 1,024 cases reported. And, while 1,024 may not seem like a lot in a state with over 28 million residents, those are just the cases that were reported. Many of us suffer from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne viruses without even knowing it. We commonly mistake these viruses for the flu or a cold and tough it out. But is toughing it out the best course of action? Here are some things you can do to limit your exposure to mosquitoes throughout the year.

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Early Spring

When it warms up, mosquitoes are going to become active in your yard. To prevent them from being active in your home, make sure all of your screens are in good working condition and that doors and windows that do not have screens are not left open.

Address moisture conditions in your yard by fixing leaky spigots, hoses, and plumbing. Inspect gutters and downspouts to make sure water isn't being obstructed by leaves. Mosquitoes will use an obstructed gutter to breed. Also, keep leaves and organic debris raked up in your yard, to reduce moisture.

Consider turning kiddie pools over when your kids aren't using them. Mosquitoes take 24 to 48 hours to hatch from eggs laid in stagnant water.

Consider planting plants that repel mosquitoes. This won't keep mosquitoes out of your yard during mosquito season, but it will reduce them. Citronella grass, lavender, lemon balm, peppermint, catnip, sage, basil, marigolds, rosemary, and scented geraniums are all good for warding off mosquitoes

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Why Choose Adams Exterminating?

  • Trained Entomologists & Service Technicians
    Our team brings a deep understanding of insect biology and behavior to create targeted pest control strategies. We're equipped with the latest techniques and technologies to effectively eliminate pests.
  • Customized Plans for Every Budget
    Recognizing that each space is different, we customize pest control services for every home or business. Our approach involves targeted solutions, addressing specific needs for your environment.
  • Trusted in the Community Since 1947
    With a legacy dating back to 1947, our pest control company brings decades of experience with a proven track record to keep your space critter-free.
  • Locally Owned & Operated
    As a locally owned business with offices in both Denton and Lewisville, we are rooted in the community and dedicated to serving our neighbors with personalized service.

Spring, Summer, And Fall

In spring, summer, and fall, when mosquitoes are active in your yard, it is important to take steps to reduce bites. Here are some tips that will help:

  • Mosquito repellent is the number one way to avoid bites. Apply it to skin or clothing. Products with 100% DEET are most effective. Use oil of lemon eucalyptus for a natural mosquito repellent option.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants to give mosquitoes less skin to bite.
  • Wear bright colors to make it harder for mosquitoes to lock onto you.
  • Be aware that drinking alcohol can make you more attractive to mosquitoes.
  • Be aware that mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk.
  • Be aware that mosquitoes are more plentiful in areas that are moist and shaded, such as forests.
  • If you'll be in your backyard, consider using fans to keep mosquitoes off of you.
  • If you have bug zappers, be aware that they are effective at luring mosquitoes onto your property but are only effective at killing male (non-biting) mosquitoes.


Have questions? We are here to help. Still have questions or can't find the answer you need? Give us a call at 940-239-9786 today!

  • Do you offer any organic/green/low toxic treatments?

    We do offer “green” treatments because we understand that though the synthetic pesticides that we typically use are quite safe, some people for various valid reasons prefer a green approach to pest control. In addition to employing completely non-chemical measures such as structural and mechanical alterations (weep-hole exclusions, recommendations on door sweep replacement etc.) and glue traps or other monitoring devices, we have a number of natural and botanical insecticides that we can use to treat your home or business.

    We commonly use natural products such as boric acid, diatomaceous earth, and a number of different botanical products (pyrethrum, rosemary oil, cedar oil, etc.). These products can be very effective when used properly. One downside is that they usually don't last as long as synthetic pesticides, so we generally recommend a more frequent treatment cycle, such as monthly, when using these products. Just tell the person you speak with on the phone or the technician who services your property about your preference and we will be happy to accommodate you.

  • How long do I have to stay out of my home or property after treatment is performed?
    In situations where you have to be out of the property during and after treatment (flea treatment, roach clean-out service, or for health reasons, etc.), we recommend that you stay away until all products have completely dried. This is usually approximately two to four hours depending on conditions, after which time it is completely safe to re-enter the property.
  • I have a baby/toddler… is it safe to have treatment?
    While the products we use are toxic to insects, they pose almost no serious risk to people when used properly. However, it is always advisable to be careful when using chemicals around small children, including pesticides. If you have a small child, we recommend staying away from the treatment area while the service is being performed and then wait until the product has dried.
  • How many years have you been in business?
    We are a family owned, locally operated pest control company that has been in business since 1947. For over 75 years, our company has expanded its service area while continuing to provide exceptional customer service.

The Role Pest Control Plays

There is only one way to effectively reduce mosquitoes to zero or near zero in a yard, and that is by investing in mosquito control services. A professional uses a mixture of breeding site management, applied larvicides, and mist treatments to stop mosquito production. This may be a one-time service in preparation for a wedding, graduation, family reunion, or some other outdoor event, or it may be seasonal service that works all year to reduce mosquitoes.

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    Great local pest control company. They are surprisingly accessible, and have gone above and beyond to assist me in addressing the unique pest control needs of my property.
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