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Mosquito Control 101: Reducing Mosquitoes On Your Denton Property

If you attended college, you know that it is an exciting and daunting experience. As you scan the classes required for your major, you notice levels like 101, 201, 301, and 401. Each set of classes usually corresponds to the year of schooling. For example, 101 classes are freshman-year classes, 201 for sophomores, etc. Each class level is a prerequisite for the next level, with the 101 classes being the foundation. If you don't understand the material at the 101 level, you won't understand the next series of classes. 

Mosquito control begins with understanding the basics. If you can't identify mosquitoes, don't know why they exist, how they are dangerous, and what you can do to prevent them from attacking you, then you won't be able to enjoy a relaxing night outside on your property. 

When you first attend a 101 class, you meet the professor. This person is revered as an expert on the subject and is the one who will guide you as you study the topic. Learning mosquito basics begins with securing the Denton pest control experts at Adams Exterminating Company. Our locally owned and operated company has removed mosquitoes from Denton area properties since 1947. We are a team of trained entomologists, certified service technicians, and experienced customer service professionals dedicated to continuing the vision of integrity, honesty, and customer satisfaction. 

As part of your college education, the 101-level professor shares basic knowledge about the subject you need to know. So, in this article, we share the knowledge you need to know to help you combat mosquitoes on your property. 

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Why You Should Avoid Being Bitten By Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have a role in our ecosystem, but that does not mean they are not a threat to humans. Mosquitoes are considered vectors. Any insect or animal that transfers disease-causing pathogens to humans is a vector. When female mosquitoes pierce the skin of humans or animals to draw blood, they inject an anti-coagulant to cause easy blood flow and an anesthetic to reduce pain. 

When a mosquito draws blood from an animal or human infected with a viral infection, it takes in the infected blood, which then resides in the insect's saliva. Later, when she feeds on her next victim, the mosquito's infected saliva is injected as usual to promote blood flow and aid in pain reduction; this time, however, pathogens from the mosquito are spread to the victim.

Diseases you can get from mosquitoes in the United States are as follows:

  • West Nile virus
  • Dengue
  • Chikungunya
  • Encephalitis
  • Tularemia 

The West Nile virus (WNV) is the cause of most mosquito-borne illnesses in America. Only about one in five people experience symptoms when infected with WNV. High fever, neck stiffness, and disorientation are some symptoms of a WNV infection. However, one in 150 people — especially those over 60 years — suffer severe, even deadly, consequences from a WNV infection. If you experience flu-like symptoms after mosquito bites, seek immediate medical care.

Adams Exterminating Company protects your family from diseases carried by mosquitoes by reducing their presence around your property. Our state-of-the-art misting and InCare2 options decrease mosquito populations around your Denton home so you can enjoy a relaxing evening in the yard. 

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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.

Fool-Proof Ways To Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites

Mosquitoes are everywhere, but that does not mean you cannot enjoy in the backyard hammock reading a book on a warm summer's evening. In addition to using the mosquito control services from Adams Exterminating Company, you can do the following to protect yourself from painful mosquito bites:

  • Wear loose-fitting light-colored long pants and sleeves, shoes, and socks
  • Avoid floral perfumes
  • Use EPA-registered insect repellants
  • Treat clothing with 0.5% permethrin
  • Remain indoors around dusk or dawn

In addition to mosquito treatments from Adams Exterminating Company, the best way to keep mosquitoes out of the yard is to eliminate outdoor items that retain water, provide drainage to ditches, puddles, and low-lying areas, unclog gutters, and remove excess vegetation to reduce shady resting areas for mosquito. Remember, a mosquito needs only 1/2-inch of water in an object no larger than a bottle cap to use as a breeding ground. When a certified service technician arrives to treat your property, we will identify other possible attractants to help you minimize the mosquitoes around your home. 


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!

  • If your company puts out rodent poison at my house, will a rat die inside?
    Yes, this is a possibility. Ideally, we prefer to use traps on the inside and in the attic, and then place rodent poison in protected stations on the exterior (which could reduce the likelihood of having a rodent die inside). However, anytime a rodenticide is used, there is always a threat that a rat or mouse could die on the inside. If the dead rodent can be located and removed, this will fix the smell. Otherwise, we sell odor control products to help with unpleasant smells should this unfortunately occur.
  • Do you offer termite control?

    Yes, both our Home Guardian and Home Guardian Plus plans offer termite control using the proven Sentricon® System with Always Active™ along with a termite service warranty.

  • 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.

  • Is your treatment safe around pets?
    Our general treatments are safe around dogs and cats – provided they do not intentionally contact or consume applied materials before they have dried. Certain pets, especially aquatic life and reptiles, are especially vulnerable to some pesticides so it is important to be especially careful while treating when these types of pets are present. We recommend these types of pets, in addition to birds, guinea pigs, and other small animals, be kept away from the treatment area until it is safe for them to return.

The Best Mosquito Control Solution For Denton Yards

Whether you need a one-time treatment for an upcoming party or seasonal or year-round protection, Adams Exterminating Company provides mosquito control in Denton. If you need a one-time treatment, we arrive the day before the event and treat the property using our backpack misting system, reducing the mosquito population temporarily.

March through October is the prime mosquito season in Denton. Due to the rapid reproduction rate of mosquitoes, if you want to enjoy the evenings through those months, you need more than a one-time treatment. 

For seasonal relief, our process begins by inspecting your property to determine attractants and mosquito hot spots. Next, we treat those areas with our backpack misting system monthly. In addition to reducing the mosquito population, this treatment reduces fire ants and wasps on the property. 

One of the joys of living in Denton is that we can enjoy the outdoors almost throughout the year. If you want year-round protection and maximum protection, our InCare2 system is the best way to kill mosquitoes in the yard. These durable mosquito traps attract female mosquitoes desiring to lay eggs. Once inside, EPA-approved biological fungi attach to the mosquitoes. When the mosquito leaves the area, she spreads the deadly fungus to other breeding areas, killing developing larvae and pupae. Fungus in the stagnant water in the trap destroys the eggs she leaves behind. In addition to year-round protection, you can relax knowing that the traps are professionally installed and maintained and that the biological fungus will not harm pets or children. Contact us today to learn more about our mosquito control options and to request your free estimate.

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