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What Every McAllen Resident Should Know About Mosquitoes

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Are Mosquitoes In McAllen Dangerous?

The common house mosquito and the Asian tiger mosquito are two types of mosquitoes in Texas that carry dangerous diseases, and they are both found in McAllen. These insects are disease vectors, which means they can pick up an illness when they bite an animal or person, and spread it to the next person they bite. 

Not every mosquito in your yard is necessarily carrying a disease, but you have no way of knowing before they bite. The following list contains the parasites and diseases you can get from mosquitoes in this area:

  • Heartworm in pets
  • Chikungunya
  • Dengue fever
  • St. Louis encephalitis
  • West Nile virus
  • Tularemia

The best way to protect your family and pets from illnesses is to work with a local company that provides mosquito control in McAllen. Contact us today at BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control to learn more about how our services can help lower the population of this pest in your yard and reduce the risk of disease transmission.

Why Mosquitoes Swarm Around Certain McAllen Homes

Mosquitoes thrive in the heat, making McAllen a prime spot for their activity. But if your home is dealing with more of these insects than others, there is likely a good reason. Mosquitoes require water to breed, so people living near swamps, creeks, lakes, or streams will have more of these pests.

Certain factors around your home may also attract them, such as standing water in birdbaths or kiddie pools. Mosquitoes are more likely to infest if areas in your yard are overgrown or the grass is long. Sometimes it is as simple as your trash container needing a cover or the kids leaving sugary drinks around.

Contact us at BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control If you need help determining what attracts these pests to your yard. Our pros know all the conditions that increase the likelihood of an infestation and can help you figure out the best way to keep mosquitoes away from your yard.

How To Reduce Your Risk For Mosquito Bites This Summer

Mosquito bites are going to happen, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Here are some tips to help you keep mosquitoes away and avoid dangerous bites:

  • If you are having a cookout, running a small fan can help keep mosquitoes away from the patio.
  • Avoid going outside when mosquitoes are most active, usually around dusk and dawn.
  • Wear light colors, long sleeves, pants, shoes, and socks whenever possible, especially during peak times.
  • Wear insect repellent containing DEET or oil of lemon eucalyptus (not for children under three).
  • Eliminate any standing water, and ensure gutters are clear and flowing freely.

Working with a mosquito control company like BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control is one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep mosquitoes away from your yard and prevent bites. Contact us today to request more information about our services or to schedule an appointment.

Why Mosquito Treatment Should Always Be Left To The Professionals

Plenty of stores claim to have the best product to keep mosquitoes away. Unfortunately, these products can’t eliminate these troublesome pests, and some may be dangerous to use around your children and pets. Safer products like candles and torches are also ineffective.

The safest and best way to get rid of mosquitoes outside is to team up with the pros at BUGWORKS Termite & Pest Control. Our technicians only use the safest products to eliminate problematic pests like mosquitoes around your home. Contact us to request information or a quote so that you can enjoy your backyard again.

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