Mosquitoes are not just some pest that annoys mankind, but their presence can negatively impact us. Being extremely resilient, mosquitoes can damper your outdoor activities relatively quickly. Not only can their bite produce itchy red marks, but they have the potential to transmit harmful diseases. Our professionals at A-Tex Pest Management have extensive training and years of accumulated experience to handle mosquito infestations. Our mosquito control services can keep the locals in Greater Austin, TX happily outside on beautiful days.
Where Do Mosquitoes Live?
Mosquitoes are more commonly found in humid areas. They prefer natural habitats like ponds, marshes, swamps and other similar water areas. Stagnant water is preferably, but that can easily adapt to living conditions outside those preferable living environments. There are more than 2700 species of mosquitoes, with 176 of them thriving in the United States. Where they prefer hot and humid places, or tropical paradises they can easily make do in freezing areas like the Arctic Circle.
Common Mosquito Borne Diseases Found in Texas
Diseases more commonly transmitted by mosquitoes are malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and west Nile viruses, but they can deliver so much more. In some parts of the world, Africa for example, mosquito bites have been known to kill people through the diseases and viruses they can transmit. In Texas, the most common mosquito borne diseases are Zika Virus, Chikungunya, Dengue and West Nile Virus. Having A-Tex Pest Management fighting the good fight can quickly make more at ease with experiencing the outdoor fun.
When Should I Be Concerned About a Mosquito Bite?
Mosquito females are the only blood feeders, as they need the protein to produce their eggs. Males are on a nectar diet, and tend to avoid people. Mosquitoes are dependent on water for survival; similar to a whale or other such water animals, mosquitoes need water, but cannot breathe under it. Lady mosquitoes lay their eggs on stagnant water sources, where the larvae are born, and will stay there through the pupal cycle, and only move on to land areas at adulthood for breeding or feeding. The mosquitoes are known to feed on blood; they are also prey to various animals and fish. If you become bitten by a mosquito you will notice the bite pretty quick. Everyone has sensitivity to mosquito bites, most just suffer from a maddening insatiable itch. Some folks can find all too soon they have severe allergies to one as well. For those with allergies you can experience itchiness, lesions, bruising, lymphangitis, hives, or in rare cases anaphylaxis. If you find your symptoms are fever, severe headache, body aches, nausea or vomiting, rash, fatigue, light sensitivity, confusions or neurological differences, you could be experiencing a disease contamination and should seek medical attention.
Mosquito Pest Inspections, Treatment, Control, Removal & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park Texas
Keeping your family safe from disease or just a common nuisance requires the best professionals in the business. A-Tex Pest Management have all the required credentials along with masterfully trained technicians utilizing state of the art fogging equipment and superior products to better safeguard your home against mosquitoes. Call us today to schedule your appointment!