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Is DIY Mosquito Control Effective In McAllen?

Mosquito biting someone's skin and drinking blood.

About The Mosquito Life Cycle

The lifecycle of a mosquito happens quickly. The female has to lay her eggs in water, which is why removing standing water from your yard is so important. Those eggs can develop into larvae in a few days or stay in the water for months and then develop into larvae.

Once the egg has morphed into a larva, it stays in the water, and, in about five days, it becomes a pupa. The pupae remain in that water for two to three days and transform into adult mosquitoes, ready to fly and bite.

The worst time of day for mosquitoes is at dawn, just before the sun is completely up, and right at dusk when the sun begins to set. In Texas, mosquito season is the time of year when the insects are the worst because Texans know mosquitoes are around all of the time. The season when the insects are the worst will be from February to November. It all depends on how warm the weather is; when the temperature stays close to 70, the mosquitoes are flying.

Common Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquitoes in McAllen do spread diseases. Some of the most prevalent diseases carried by mosquitoes include:

  • West Nile virus
  • Tularemia
  • LAC encephalitis (rare)

Insects can spread diseases, so it makes sense that many people have a fear of mosquitoes and the bites, itching, redness, and inconveniences they cause. To control the possibility of mosquito-borne diseases, you must control the number of bites you are exposed to, which means reducing the number of mosquitoes that are present on your property.

Controlling the mosquito population means you must be proactive in your protection and prevention methods. Wear long sleeves and long pants to reduce the amount of exposed skin, trim vegetation to reduce places where adult mosquitoes can hide, and remove standing water to reduce egg laying and development.

Get professional pest services to help you reduce the population in your yard during the height of mosquito season. Working with a professional service is the only way to make a real difference in the mosquito population.

Do-It-Yourself Mosquito Control Can Fall Short

Hundreds of mosquito control methods are recommended by friends, the internet, and social media sites. These DIY treatments are inefficient and give you false hope. They can also cause you to get more mosquito bites because you think you have made your space safe.

One of the favorite DIY methods you will hear people suggest is using a favorite mouthwash. Unsurprisingly, this is not an effective way to reduce the mosquito population on your property. A few other suggestions sound great, but they do not work effectively.

If you are looking for a natural way to keep mosquitoes away from your McAllen homeyou can:

  • Wear long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes.
  • Put an electric fan outside to try and blow them away from you.
  • Screen your porch or deck or use mosquito netting.

If you are serious about wanting to encounter fewer mosquitoes, you will have to use proven effective treatment options. You will have to call in the professionals with the experience, equipment, and products that are proven to work.

The Best Mosquito Control Solution For Your Yard

Controlling these insects will increase the amount of enjoyment you get from your property. If you want to ensure the number of mosquitoes in your McAllen yard is the lowest it can be, contact BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control. We have the experience, skills, and tools to help you avoid mosquito encounters this season with our effective mosquito control services in McAllen.

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