Category Archives: mosquito borne illnesses

August is the Month When West Nile Virus Rears its Ugly Head

mosquito exterminator Victoria TXWhile mostly everyone has heard of West Nile virus, not all know what it is and when it’s most likely to be transmitted. West Nile virus is transmitted by a multitude of mosquitoes and primarily affects the young and the elderly the most severely. However, the interesting aspect of West Nile virus is the fact that August is the primary month when we begin hearing of reported cases of the virus. You may think this is late in the season, that’s exactly the point. Mosquitoes have had enough time to feed on birds infected with the virus and then transmit it to humans. This takes time as the mosquito population which is infected with the virus needs to be also in contact with humans.

zika virus prevention victoria texasWhile everyone seems to treat West Nile virus as a minor illness, which it is for most people, there is the possibility for serious, even lethal health concerns. One of the mosquitoes which is best known for transmitting West Nile is the Culex pipens mosquito. Unlike most other mosquitoes, the Culex mosquito actually thrives in environments which experience drought-like conditions. While the mosquito population may be down for nearly every other species of mosquito due to lack of water, the Culex will still remain.

mosquito feeding in the evening in victoria txNo wonder there’s always a case of West Nile virus reported come August. The mosquitoes have been out and feeding for several months now and it will undoubtedly be any day now until we have our first case reported. It’s like clockwork. If you are experiencing mosquitoes in your yard, your best bet is to call the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Victoria. We can ensure, know matter which species of mosquito in question, the mosquitoes within your yard will be knocked down. Unlike other mosquito control companies in Victoria TX, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee as well.

mosquito control in Victoria TXTo find out how to keep your yard free of potentially disease carrying mosquitoes, call Mosquito Squad of Victoria today at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, fill out our form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

According to Researchers, Texas is Running on Borrowed Time for a Local Zika Outbreak

Zika virus in Victoria TexasWhile our main priority at Mosquito Squad of Victoria is helping you to keep your yard mosquito and tick free, we do find it to be imperative we keep you informed on anything relevant in the news regarding vector-borne illnesses. While reports have Zika being transmitted only within Miami, FL, analysts are almost certain the spread of the virus will follow the predicted path. Prior to Zika being transmitted in Miami, earlier this year in March to be exact, University of Texas professor Sahotra Sarkar and a group of researchers developed a map showing the relative risks of U.S. cities for a local Zika outbreak based on both international travel and the prevalence of mosquito types that can potentially carry Zika in the cities researched. The #1 location for the first local Zika outbreak was indeed Miami, FL.

zika virus prevention victoria texasThe disconcerting question is where it will pop up next. After Miami and the Ft. Lauderdale area, Zika was predicted to be spread in Houston and then in Dallas. In addition to the fears of researchers are the shortcomings of Congress in failing to pass additional funding to combat the spread of Zika. It almost appears as though mosquito control will be left to privately contracted companies as the government has not provided anything resembling aid. The climate in our area is perfect for a massive mosquito population which will last long into the fall months as well as the fact the mosquito known to transmit Zika, Aedes aegypti, is extremely common in our area.

asian tiger mosquitoes in victoria texasWith all the uncertainty about when and where the next local outbreak will come from, we want to iterate there are no known local transmissions of Zika within Texas. The best method of combating the potential for an outbreak is to be vigilant. Always remember to follow the “T’s of Mosquito Control” and if you notice mosquitoes in your yard quite often, you should have it treated on a regular basis. The reasoning behind this is that there’s no vaccine or cure for Zika at the moment. This is precisely where Mosquito Squad of Victoria can be of assistance. Our barrier spray can reduce the mosquito population within your yard by up to 90% and if you notice there’s still an abundance of mosquitoes after we perform our spray, simply call us and we’ll return to respray.

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXTo find out how to keep your yard mosquito free for the remaining months of high mosquito activity, call Mosquito Squad of Victoria at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, fill out the form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

With the Mosquito Population Reaching a Critical Mass, Victoria TX Mosquito Control is of the Utmost Importance

zika virus prevention victoria texasMosquitoes are a constant nuisance. They arrive at your BBQ, they show up for your summertime get togethers and they can even ruin a relaxing evening in your yard after a long day of work – they’re everywhere. While they are undoubtedly a nuisance, it’s important to note they are the deadliest animal on the entire planet. The reason they’re so dangerous is simple, they are highly capable of carrying and transmitting debilitating and sometimes deadly viruses to humans and pets.

mosquito control in Victoria TXWhen you go outdoors, don’t you want to know your yard is a “no fly zone” for mosquitoes? Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a nice summertime cookout without being constantly bitten by potentially disease carrying mosquitoes? Mosquito Squad of Victoria can come to your home and reduce the mosquito population within your yard by up to 90%! With all the rain and standing water we have, in abundance, ensuring you, your family and your pets aren’t on the menu for mosquitoes is a huge concern. Especially with the potential for being infected with viruses such as West Nile virus, Chikungunya, and the Zika virus, your yard should be a sanctuary in which you can enjoy relaxing or simply having friends over without being constantly bitten.

ZIka prevention victoria texasThrough our barrier application, we can knock down existing mosquitoes within your yard and, as the name implies, create a barrier which will deter mosquitoes from entering your yard. If they do land in your yard where the application was put down, they too will be eradicated. So, if you’re looking for a respite from the ever growing mosquito population, call the experts at Mosquito Squad of Victoria. Through our highly effective barrier spray you can enjoy the rest of the summer and fall without being inundated by unwanted blood sucking pests. It’s something we excel at and are extremely proud of our ability to do so.

mosquito feeding in the evening in victoria txTo keep your yard from becoming a safe haven for mosquitoes, call Mosquito Squad of Victoria today at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, fill out the form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to your call!

A New Report Hints that Fall Will Bring an Increase in the Number of West Nile Virus Cases

west nile prevention victoria texasWhen you think of fall you don’t normally think of an increased and more aggressive mosquito population. You’re probably thinking of football, cooler days and nights, and Halloween. But a recent news article suggests that not only will we be facing a more aggressive mosquito population this fall, but we way see an increase in the number of West Nile virus cases.

mosquito control Victoria TXWhile you may have gotten into your comfort zone outdoors and are not worrying about being bitten by annoying, flying insects, we may be in for the worst part of the mosquito season here in Victoria. According to the article by KEYE TV, “We’re really just heading into our peak West Nile season now,” said Zettel Nalen. With forecasts for a rainy October, we may very well see high mosquito levels all throughout fall.

 
west nile prevention victoria texasJust as logic would dictate, the more mosquitoes that are out and biting people, the more likely it is that some of those mosquitoes are infected with West Nile virus. Keep your yard free from these potentially disease carrying pests. Mosquito Squad of Victoria can make certain your yard is not a breeding ground, nor an open cafeteria for them to feed upon you, your family or your pets. Don’t forget, not only can you and your family members be infected with diseases by mosquitoes, but so too can your pets. In fact, the most common way your dog or cat is infected with potentially lethal heartworms is by the bite of a mosquito. Call the professionals to let you take your yard back.

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXTo find out what Mosquito Squad of Victoria can do to keep disease carrying pests from invading your backyard during the upcoming months, call us today to sign up for your barrier spray at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Cooler Weather Means the Need for Victoria TX Mosquito Control May Spike Significantly

mosquito population in Victoria TXEveryone here in Victoria TX knows we have had a real scorcher of a summer. In fact, it’s been so incredibly hot outside that one of nature’s oldest and most adaptable insects, the mosquito, has gone without eating. It’s simply been too hot for the mosquito population to stay active. With cooler weather coming upon us, and the everyday precipitation (it feels like), the mosquito population is going to become more active; this is especially true for their key feeding times which are dusk and dawn.

mosquito control Victoria TXAccording to a recent article by KTRE9, “A break in the hot weather could mean that more mosquitoes start buzzing around you…Going from hot and dry to cooler with chances of rain means more biters are also on the radar. The two common types of mosquitoes in…Texas could carry diseases like Chikingunya or West Nile Virus”. With West Nile virus usually spiking during August, September and October, this is not the greatest time to see a spike in mosquito activity and biting. The more mosquitoes you come into contact with, the more likely you are to encounter one which carries a disease.

mosquito disease prevention in victoria texasThis same article states, “The best thing you can do is try to avoid being out when they’re out and those times are usually dusk and dawn when they’re out on patrol”. We at Mosquito Squad of Victoria agree with this statement, but we feel you shouldn’t have to bend over backwards just to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. We believe you should be able to enjoy your yard no matter what time of day it is or what time of year it is. By applying our barrier spray to your yard, you will be mosquito free for 21 days. If the mosquito population is really out of control, we will even come before the 21 days are up and spray your yard again. We truly are the company to rely on in order to make sure you don’t get a single bite from these pesky bloodsucking pests and we have a multitude of ways to keep you from coming into contact with them.

west nile prevention victoria texasTo see the many different methods Mosquito Squad of Victoria utilizes to keep your yard free of mosquitoes, call us today at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

With 19 Cases of Chikungunya Being Confirmed in Texas, Victoria Mosquito Control is More Important Than Ever

mosquito exterminator Victoria TXDisease carrying mosquitoes are in full swing. The mosquito population is sure to surge as we approach cooler temperatures than we have been seeing here in Victoria. With 19 confirmed cases of the newest vector-borne illnesss, Chikungunya, in Texas, it’s imperative to turn to the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Victoria. We can ensure that you, your family, and your guests won’t be exposed to potential disease carrying mosquitoes with a misting system by MistAway®.

mosquito control in Victoria TXAccording to a recent article, “State health officials say 19 Texans have now come down with the mosquito-borne illness known as Chikungunya…Chikungunya virus causes high fever and severe joint pain that start suddenly. It can also cause headache, muscle pain and rash. Chikungunya does not often result in death, but the symptoms can be disabling, and some people may get severe complications. There is no specific medication available to treat Chikungunya and there is not a vaccine. Avoiding mosquito bites is the key to avoid Chikungunya”.

Mistaway mosquito misting systemA mosquito misting system can help keep your yard completely free of mosquitoes all day long, everyday. Your custom mosquito misting system can be set to perform sprays at set times, or can be manually activated. The high-tech system even has a wind sensor to detect whether or not it should perform a misting spray if the wind speeds are too high. Mosquito Squad of Victoria is always looking to utilize the newest and most effective methods of mosquito control. MistAway® mosquito misting systems are truly the most effective, advanced mosquito misting system on the market. We, Mosquito Squad of Victoria, are proud to be able to install these amazing systems which provide the best of the best in mosquito control.

Mistaway mosquito misting systemTo see how Mosquito Squad of Victoria can set your yard up with its very own custom mosquito misting system, call us today at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

A Mistaway® Mosquito Misting System Can Keep Your Yard Completely Under Your Control in Regards to All Biting and Stinging Pests

event sprays Victoria TXAs you prepare for your Labor Day weekend, is your yard going to be a free-for-all for the local mosquitoes? Are you and your guests going to be exposed to hundreds of mosquitoes that are finally coming back out due to the recent cool down here in Victoria TX? An excellent way of keeping your yard free of stinging and bloodsucking pests is by way of a mosquito misting system by Mistaway®. The recent upgrades in mosquito misting system technology has taken mosquito control in Victoria TX to a whole other level.

Mistaway mosquito misting systemThe great thing about a Mistaway® mosquito misting system is its compactness, and its ability to ensure your yard is completely free of biting and bloodsucking pests. You can set your sprays extremely easily to be performed at set times, and you can keep the system off if you’re not using it. Want to activate the system and begin a spray while watching the football game? All you have to have is a smartphone or tablet and you can just utilize the iMistaway app to activate your mosquito misting system. Truly, this is a case where technology really makes life easier.

Mistaway mosquito misting systemThe other great things about the Mistaway® mosquito misting system are its built-in capabilities. The system itself will send us notifications alerting us, Mosquito Squad of Victoria, if there are any issues with the system. The system will alert us if there are any leaks, or if your misting solution is running low. For you, it is a “set it and forget it” type system. You won’t have to be concerned about having people show up to your property to perform sprays, and you don’t have to worry about calling if the mosquito activity has gone back up considerably since your last mosquito misting. You can easily activate a manual spray by the misting system to take care of any mosquitoes that suddenly pop up in your backyard.

mosquito misting system Victoria TXTo see how to get your yard equipped with the latest and best in mosquito control technology in Victoria TX, give Mosquito Squad of Victoria a call today at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!