Category Archives: West Nile Virus

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!

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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!

The Ongoing Rain Will Undoubtedly Yield More Mosquitoes in the Coming Weeks

mosquito control Victoria TXAs we have discussed at length, standing water is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. However, our particular situation is quite different and presents many challenges. With the recent onslaught of rain in and around Victoria TX, standing water will remain a problem for the foreseeable future. Add to the amount of standing and stagnated water, the timing will also present challenges as the mosquitoes are much more active and aggressive as they scramble to feed in time to lay their eggs before the temperatures get too low.

west nile prevention victoria texasAccording to a recent news article, “…expect the worst of the mosquitoes to be next week when all of the eggs laid this week become adults of a wide range of species, one of which is the largest in the United States”. With the recent copious amounts of precipitation we’ve experienced, it seems that following the “5 T’s” may not be enough within itself. The application of our microencapsulated barrier spray solution has a delayed release and is less susceptible to becoming diluted by water than other mosquito control companies in Victoria TX.

west nile prevention victoria texasNow that the vast swath of rain is subsiding, it’s prime time for heavy mosquito activity. By being proactive rather than reactive, you can ensure that your yard does not become a mosquito breeding ground. Nip the problem in the bud by having Mosquito Squad of Victoria perform our highly effective barrier application on your yard today! In doing so, you, your family, and your pets are much less likely to come into contact with annoying, biting, mosquitoes that could potentially be carrying a mosquito-borne illness or disease such as West Nile Virus.

mosquito control Victoria TXTo have your yard treated today and keep your yard mosquito free for the remainder of the season, call Mosquito Squad of Victoria today at (361) 894-8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Warm Weather and Rain Means More Mosquitoes. Rely on the Professionals for Victoria TX Mosquito Control!

meat allergies cause by ticksIn many of the yards we treat, there are numerous cans of mosquito repellent, citronella candles lining the entirety of the yard, and still plenty of mosquitoes. Simply put, these bug spray cans and citronella candles are not enough to handle the enormous mosquito population here in Victoria. If these methods actually did prevent mosquitoes from entering your yard, we wouldn’t be on the scene due to the homeowners getting eaten alive.

asian tiger mosquitoes in victoria texasWith West Nile virus season upon us it’s extremely important to reduce your contact with mosquitoes. While this is important, this would mean you would have to stay indoors during peak mosquito activity times. Who wants to do that? With a barrier spray application, your yard will be mosquito free all hours of the day and you can enjoy your yard whenever you wish. Mosquito Squad of Victoria has the proprietary solution that stops mosquitoes from being able to operate in your yard, unlike certain big brand bug sprays and citronella candles.

mosquito control Victoria TXEven when it rains, our encapsulated, time-released solution will keep its effectiveness and ensure your yard isn’t a mosquito breeding and biting haven. With all the football parties and cookouts this fall, make sure you and your guests aren’t on the dinner menu. Our barrier spray can provide you with at least 3 weeks of mosquito protection. And, if you really want to own your yard and keep the mosquitoes out all of the time, we even offer a mosquito misting system that you can manually operate from your smartphone.

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXTo see all the different methods that Mosquito Squad of Victoria utilizes to keep your yard mosquito free, call us today at (361) 894-8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to keeping your yard mosquito free all year long!

With the Mild Weather Comes More Time Outdoors and More Mosquitoes in Victoria TX

mosquito control in Victoria TXEveryone knows that it rarely gets too cold to go outside here in Victoria. With football season in full swing and outdoor gatherings taking place, make sure your yard isn’t a safe haven for mosquito breeding and feeding. The combination of precipitation accompanied by our warm climate means the mosquito population will remain a formidable opponent for months to come.

victoria_mosquito_squad_halloween_party6Whether you’re looking forward to your Halloween party, or you like to have game day cookouts every weekend, Mosquito Squad of Victoria can help keep your yard completely mosquito free. Mosquito control in Victoria TX is especially important right now as this is the time of the year when West Nile virus cases pop up. Don’t allow mosquitoes to keep you from enjoying your yard during the remaining comfortable months, call The Squad.

west nile prevention victoria texasIn order to keep disease carrying mosquitoes from ruining your game day cookout, Halloween party or any other outdoor gathering, our proprietary barrier spray is recommended. By simply applying the protective barrier spray to your home’s yard, you will have a mosquito free yard for 21 days. If the mosquito population increases and you need another spray, due to massive rain storms, we will gladly come back out to your yard and reapply our barrier spray.

mosquito control in Victoria TXThere are few to none with the capabilities and commitment to perfect customer service when it comes to Victoria, Texas mosquito control that Mosquito Squad of Victoria has. Outdoor living is something we feel everyone should be able to enjoy, comfortably, without the constant annoying bites of one of nature’s most deadly creatures.

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXTo see how Mosquito Squad of Victoria can remove the mosquito population from your home’s yard and allow you to enjoy your own yard for the rest of the more comfortably warm months, 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 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!