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San Antonio Pest Control – Mosquito Treatment
Mosquito treatment is usually an integrated effort involving source reduction and chemical control products when needed. Since mosquitoes develop in water, source reduction targets and eliminate water sources favorable for mosquito breeding; in contrast, source reduction is the more effective long-term approach to mosquito treatment. The mosquito treatment plan may require using chemical products to supplement source reduction. For mosquito control, contact our exterminators. Mosquitoes are small, midge-like flies that comprise the family Culicidae.
Females of most species are ectoparasites, whose tube-like mouth parts are called a proboscis to pierce the host’s skin to consume blood. The only silver lining to that cloud of mosquitoes in your garden is that they are a reliable source of food for thousands of animals, including birds, bats, dragonflies, and frogs. In addition, humans are not the first choice for most mosquitoes looking for a meal. They usually prefer horses, cattle, and birds.
All mosquitoes need water to breed, so eradication and population-control efforts usually involve removing or treating standing water sources. Insecticide spraying to kill adult mosquitoes is also widespread. However, global efforts to stop the spread of mosquitoes are having little effect, and many scientists think global warming will likely increase their number and range. Need mosquito control pest control services? Call us today. Mosquitoes are a nuisance, and there is a growing concern about the transmission of disease and infection from their bites. Call our exterminators if you spend a lot of time outdoors in your yard or have an event outside. We will spray and mosquito-proof your property, getting rid of mosquitoes for weeks. Enjoy the outside again; call now.
Before hiring a mosquito exterminator, remove any areas of stagnant water close to the home because this is where mosquitoes breed. Some examples of these breeding grounds are clogged gutters, bird baths, ponds, pools, puddles, and old tires. Mosquito treatment consists of a residual spray used on surrounding shrubbery where the adults tend to roost. Tending to areas where stagnant water may be harboring mosquito larvae is recommended. Working with the homeowner to remove these potential breeding grounds will minimize the chances of re-infestation.
Along with the free mosquito inspection, an exterminator will go over a plan and procedure tailored to you to maximize the effectiveness of the mosquito control and removal process. There are more than 3,000 species of mosquitoes, but three members bear primary responsibility for spreading human diseases. Anopheles mosquitoes are the only species known to carry malaria. They also transmit filariasis (also called elephantiasis) and encephalitis. Culex mosquitoes carry encephalitis, filariasis, and the West Nile virus. Aedes mosquitoes carry yellow fever, dengue, and encephalitis.