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What are mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes are a type of biting pest that has a fly-like appearance. Mosquitoes are equipped with an extended mouthpart (proboscis) that they use to pierce and suck up liquids with. The main food source for both female and male mosquitoes is nectar and pollen. Female mosquitoes feed on the blood of both people and animals to get the protein required to create their eggs. Mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water. The eggs hatch and the larvae develop in the water. Mosquito larvae are known as wrigglers because they can be seen “wriggling” around in the water as they move about. Mosquitoes live, breed, and feed outside making them a difficult pest to control and keep off your property.
Mosquito biting a persons arm

Are mosquitoes dangerous?

Throughout the world, mosquitoes are considered one of the most dangerous pests. That’s because they spread serious and life-threatening diseases. In developing and/or tropical countries, diseases like malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever. Closer to home, mosquitoes have the potential to carry and transmit West Nile virus, Zika virus, and Eastern Equine Encephalitis to name a few.

Mosquitoes may also cause harm to animals. They are often responsible for infecting dogs with potentially fatal parasitic heartworms.

Why do I have a mosquito problem?

Mosquitoes can become a problem on any property but are especially attracted to those that have standing water (where they breed), tall grass, dense overgrowth,and flowering vegetation.

Where will I find mosquitoes?

Depending on the type of mosquito, you may find mosquitoes resting in tall grasses and dense vegetation during the heat of the day. Other resting sites for these biting pests include along fence lines, under trees, and other areas where they can escape the heat. Some mosquitoes are not phased by high temperatures and will continue to be a problem all day long. Since mosquitoes are attracted to water, you’re likely to find them near sources of water on your property.

How do I get rid of mosquitoes?

At Romney Pest Control, we understand how annoying mosquito bites are and the impact they can have on your, your family, and your pet’s health. That’s why we offer effective mosquito control in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston as well as throughout our Texas service area. Our mosquito treatments are applied to areas where mosquitoes rest and we also treat areas where they breed. Please contact us for more information about our mosquito control solutions.

How do I prevent mosquitoes?

Because many mosquito-borne illnesses do not have specific vaccines or treatments, prevention of mosquito bites is crucial. If you plan on spending any time outdoors during times when mosquitoes are active, we recommend consulting with your doctor about bug sprays to use on you and your family members. Even with proper mosquito treatment applied by professionals, we recommend the following mosquito prevention tips to stop new activity from occurring:

  • Eliminate all standing water (mosquitoes only need a tiny amount to reproduce).
  • Keep your pool well maintained.
  • Store plant pots and other outdoor containers upside down so that water cannot collect.
  • Remove old tires and other items you’re not using from your property that collect water.
  • Keep gutters clear of debris and downspouts pointing away from your structure.
  • Trim grass regularly and prune shrubs and bushes.
  • Replace or repair torn window screens and doors.
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