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Why Professional Mosquito Control Is Worth It

Mosquito Prevention Starts With Understanding

Summertime is a beautiful time of year in many parts of the country, and North Texas is no exception. But there are a few things that can ruin a perfectly good summer day. A few things or, perhaps, a few hundred things--if we are talking about mosquitoes. Not many things can ruin a cookout, a picnic, a day at the pool, or any other outdoor activity, faster than being attacked by a swarm of hungry mosquitoes! Today, we are going to look at reasons why it is important to protect ourselves from mosquito bites, as well as what you can do about mosquitoes on your property.

Diseases/Health Hazards Mosquitoes Bring

It has always been a less-than-pleasant experience to suffer multiple mosquito bites then be up all night with itchy red welts that turn into little scabs, that STILL itch, for days and days! But in today's world, those mosquito bites are even more of a problem. Not only do they cause severely itchy bites, there is the potential for being infected with a serious disease.

It is worth mentioning that it is possible for a person to be bitten by a mosquito that is carrying a disease, but not present any symptoms. However, that person may then become a carrier for the spread of an infectious disease if a mosquito bites them and then bites another person.

West Nile Virus

While mosquito-spread malaria claims more lives worldwide, West Nile virus is the leading killer here in the United States. Each year as many as 284 deaths are reported because of West Nile. Though most cases are mild and go unreported, possible symptoms of this virus include fever, headache, body ache, skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, stiff neck, sleepiness, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsion, and paralysis.


This virus is a potentially deadly virus that has appeared in at least 47 states. Though it has not been linked to human mortality, the symptoms can be severe, including the sudden onset of fever and intense joint pain. Other symptoms may include fatigue, muscle pain, headache, and rash. These usually appear within two to seven days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.

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Why DIY Mosquito Control Doesn't Work

Trying to control mosquito populations with do-it-yourself methods is mostly futile. Money and time can be spent putting up citronella candles, setting up zappers, and randomly spraying with bug spray, but mosquitoes will be barely phased by these. These may give some relief, but to effectively deal with mosquitoes, professional mosquito reduction service is best. For more reasons why DIY just doesn't cut it when it comes to mosquitoes, check out our dedicated blog on this topic: Differences Between Mosquito Control And DIY Solutions

What Does Professional Mosquito Control Look Like?

Since mosquitoes rarely travel more than 300 yards in their lifetime, treating your property can have a wide-reaching effect on the mosquito populations in your surrounding neighborhood. Our pest control experts know the exact areas that mosquitoes breed and will target those areas with just the right amount of EPA approved insecticides and larvicides to kill off present mosquitoes and stop others from hatching. Using this proven mosquito control process beats DIY methods every time!

For a mosquito-free yard, mosquito prevention is a must. If you have questions or you would like to schedule service, reach out to Adams Exterminating!

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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.


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!

  • 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.
  • Do you offer plans or bundles?
    Yes, we offer three different plans designed to meet your needs and your budget. Our perimeter, Home Guardian, and Home Guardian Plus are all designed to bundle your pest control treatment into a package that fits your needs. If there isn’t a plan that works for you, don’t worry, we will customize one that fits your unique needs.
  • 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 pest control to businesses?
    Yes, we offer both residential and commercial pest control. We will work with the needs of your business to ensure that pests are not a problem. Furthermore, we understand the State of Texas’s Health and Safety Codes when it comes to pesticide use and pest control.

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