Controlling Mosquitoes

A little bit about Mosquitoes

Control
Mosquito control can be based on ecological, economic and pest management strategies that are practical and effective to protect your health and environment. Pesticides may be applied to control larvae or adults.
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Problems associated with Mosquitoes?

Malaria
According to the World Health Organization, there were 216 million cases in over ninety countries. An infected person will typically start to develop symptoms ten to fifteen days after being bitten. The early signs, which include a headache, fever, and chills, can be mild and thus not immediately recognized as anything serious. Malaria is the most severe and can kill within twenty-four hours.
Zika Virus
Symptoms include fever, pink eye, headache, joint and muscle pain, rash, and malaise. It can also cause complications of pregnancy like premature birth, miscarriage, and stillbirth.
West-Nile Virus
The disease has been reported in western Asia, North America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. The mosquitos pick up the virus from infected birds and transmit it to humans. There is so far no human vaccine.

Dengue Fever
Dengue fever, or simply dengue, is found in the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Dengue is thus endemic in at least 128 countries, and over 3.9 billion individuals, over half the world’s population, are at risk. Patients can die in one or two days.

Yellow Fever
Yellow fever is yet another disease transmitted by mosquitoes and infects people from South and Central America. It can be transmitted from humans to humans as well. The “yellow” part of the name refers to the fact it can cause jaundice. About fifty percent of patients who develop the toxic phase die within a week to ten days.

Adult control

Adult mosquitoes prefer to rest on weeds and other vegetation. Weeding lawns and flower beds and mowing the lawn regularly is the best natural defense against them.
Applying insecticides may be applied to the lower limbs of shade trees, shrubs and other vegetation.

LARVAL CONTROL

An efficient way to control mosquitoes is to find and eliminate their larval habitat. Eliminating large larval development sites like rain barrels and ponding areas with little drainage. The application of insecticides targeted at the larvae or pupae to bodies of water harboring the larvae.
Destroy or dispose of tin cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect and hold water. Add our general cleanup services to add to your regular lawn care routine.

What do Mosquito species look like?

Mosquitoes vary in size (3/8″ to almost  2 inches in length), and will tend to pack in flight and attack generally anyone that they can feed off of easily. Animals or humans.

How do I get rid of Mosquitoes?

If you have Mosquito concerns, contact First Response Lawn Care for help. Identification of the Mosquito species is important, and our pest control technicians have the training, knowledge, and experience handle your Mosquito problems.

P.O. Box 452
Fate, TX 75132

4519 County Road 2509, Suite 360
Royse City, Texas

(214) 701-7622

shannon@firstresponselawncare.com