Mosquitoes are found all over the world, but they are especially fond of warm and humid climates. In Houston, these pests thrive from the springtime until the middle of autumn. If you and your family find yourselves being swarmed by mosquitoes on a regular basis and need mosquito control Houston, Texas Bug-OR-Us can help.
Most of Houston’s mosquito species lay their eggs in stagnant water or damp soil. Buffalo Bayou and other bodies of water are ideal breeding grounds for the insects, and homes located nearby are especially easy targets for mosquito swarms. Some of Houston’s mosquito varieties are also able to drop their eggs into artificial containers. The Asian tiger mosquito, for example, often lays its eggs in jars and buckets. These eggs can survive and hatch in less than an ounce of water.
Due to their tendency to transmit dangerous diseases to humans and livestock, many biologists consider mosquitoes to be the most dangerous animals in the world. Each year, mosquito-borne malaria alone kills around two million people worldwide. This disease is now rare in the United States, but Houston residents are still at risk for West Nile virus and several other forms of encephalitis. About half of all West Nile cases in the U.S. occur in Texas, and the situation is currently getting worse in Harris County.
The best way to protect your family from these diseases is to keep mosquito swarms from accessing your property in the first place. If you want to get rid of an infestation or prevent problems in the future, contact Texas Bugs-Or-Us for a free quote. Our exterminators are experts at eliminating mosquitoes and making sure they stay far away from treated areas, with our state of the art mosquito misting system Houston. We make sure those pesky mosquitoes stay away for the long haul.