Some services are worth the money, while others are just a luxury. If you think that mosquito control is a luxury that you don’t need, you may want to reconsider the facts. Mosquito control for your Fort Worth property is worth it.
Why You Don’t Want Mosquitoes Buzzing Around Your Yard
In Fort Worth, there are a few different species of mosquitoes. From a distance, they all look similar. All species of mosquitoes have two wings and scales on their bodies. They have a long proboscis that they use to suck up fluids.
You probably don’t need anyone to tell you that mosquitoes are annoying. However, they are more than a nuisance. In many cases, they are a danger to you and your pets. Some even call them the most dangerous animals on the planet.
There are several reasons for this. For one, certain types of mosquitoes are carriers of heartworm disease. If a mosquito is carrying the virus and feeds on your pet, then your furry friend could become very ill.
Mosquitoes Are A Global Problem
Two other common species of mosquitoes in the Fort Worth area can transmit the West Nile virus. Across the globe, mosquitoes have been known to spread yellow fever, malaria, and dengue fever.
Diseases like the Zika virus, malaria, and chikungunya virus are also spread by mosquitoes. Every year, millions of people are killed by these pests.
Although mosquitoes aren’t as deadly in the U.S. as they are in other countries, they are still dangerous. If you’re not taking measures to keep mosquitoes away from your property, you are putting yourself and your family at risk.
Most DIY Mosquito Prevention Attempts Are Unsuccessful
To save money, some homeowners turn to DIY prevention methods for mosquito control. Unfortunately, many of those methods are ineffective, and some are downright hazardous.
- Of course, some simple tasks will make your property less appealing to mosquitoes. Removing all standing water and maintaining a clean yard will keep away some insects, but these precautions may not make a noticeable difference.
- One simple mosquito repellent is to use citronella candles. While the candles do provide temporary relief, they only repel mosquitoes within a small radius. On windy days, the candles may not work at all.
- Similarly, planting citronella and rosemary plants may give you some mosquito relief, but they don’t repel all mosquitoes, and there is no scientific evidence showing that the plants work to keep away pests. If you have a large yard, you might not be able to space the plants out enough to give you mosquito relief.
- Bug foggers kill mosquitoes on contact, but they aren’t all effective. They are also dangerous and must be used properly. If you do not follow the directions, you and your pets could become ill. The same is true of outdoor bug sprays. Although they tend to last longer than foggers, they don’t always work as well and they may contain harmful chemicals.
Why Professional Mosquito Control Works
A professional has all of the tools necessary to keep mosquitoes away. Furthermore, they know how to safely and effectively use those tools. Fortunately, our professionals at Romney Pest Control have the experience and training needed to significantly reduce the mosquito population in your Fort Worth yard.
Before servicing your home, an experienced technician from Romney does a thorough inspection. They analyze the situation, finding areas where mosquitoes breed and rest. Then, they treat and, if possible, remove those areas.
There’s only so much that you can do to prevent mosquitoes on your own. When you work with Romney, you can know that your home is in good hands. Contact Romney Pest Control to get started today.