We all know the usual scene: A warm West Texas Summer night, grilling out on the back porch, unwinding from the day. Then suddenly, you hear a buzzing a little too close to your ear, then, before you can even react, the itching starts. Mosquitoes are annoying and can quickly ruin any outdoor activity. What’s more, is that they also pose a potential health threat to yourself and your family.
Mosquito Control In Lubbock, Texas
Mosquitoes can breed incredibly rapidly. It only takes eight days for a mosquito to develop into a full adult. The flying insect still uses water to lay their eggs which hatch in just 2-3 days. One hundred to two hundred eggs can be laid at one time, most of which will successfully hatch unless treated.
Mosquito control in Lubbock, Texas, requires a multifaceted approach. Removing habitats such as still water helps, but proper preventative measures must be taken to ensure the control of a mosquito population.
Mosquito Control Information
Mosquitos are most active in the morning and evening, especially when the weather is wet or on a particularly inviting property to mosquitoes. Pools, ponds, dense vegetation, and standing water are the greatest attraction to mosquitoes.
The primary source of food for mosquitoes is nectar from flowers or similar plant juices. The females only take blood meals as a way to get more protein to produce eggs. So, when they are biting, you can bet that they are also laying eggs.
West Nile, Zika, and Other Mosquito Transmitted Viruses
There are several viruses that mosquitoes can transmit that can be dangerous to yourself, your pets, and your family. In 2017, the Lubbock area saw a resurgence of the West Nile Virus, while parts of America were hit with the Zika virus outbreaks.
Mosquitoes And Your Pets
Mosquitoes pose a danger to your pets as well as your family. While most vets recommend some topical treatment, mosquito bites can result in devastating health effects for your dogs and cats.
Mosquitoes transmit deadly heartworms through their bites, which, if left untreated, can kill both dogs and cats. Let our Lubbock pest control professionals ensure that your puppy is safe this season with full-scale extermination and preventative mosquito treatment.
How Zeroach Pest & Termite Control Can Help You With Mosquito Control!
At Zeroach Pest & Termite, we use a combination of low mammalian toxicity pesticide, non-toxic repellent plant extracts, and a non-toxic granular repellent to make mosquitoes (and other pests) feel unwelcome and kill the ones that can’t take a hint.
Using repellents such as citronella candles and bug sprays containing DEET is useful when keeping insects away. These products only repel and do not kill nor prevent breeding. Here are some of the techniques our Lubbock Pest Control Specialists use when dealing with mosquitos.
1) Apply materials using ULV (Ultra Low Volume) technology to push deeper into foliage where mosquitoes like to rest. ULV reduces the droplet size of the applied liquid to make a fog-like mist that is easier for mosquitoes to come in contact with the material.
2) The mist created by ULV also moves to the target areas and sticks better because there is no runoff due to the lack of heavy collected droplets. More of the product reaches its intended target, killing more mosquitos.
Whether you are dealing with mosquitoes in your home, backyard, or lawn, we have a solution for you here at Zeroach Pest & Termite. Our range of pest control expertise covers a wide variety of pests that may threaten you, your family, or your home. From general year-round pest control options to specialized services, we have everything you need to achieve your desired pest-free home.
For more information about our professional Mosquito control services or to speak to a professional about our other pest control services in Lubbock, TX, contact Zeroach Pest & Termite, a trusted pest control company in Lubbock, and nearby cities in Lubbock, Hockley, Lamb & Gaines Counties, TX. We’ve been successfully controlling and exterminating various bugs in the area for the last 19 years. Contact us by phone at 1-806-253-6333 or through our website or Google My Business listing.