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Tiger Mosquitoes Made an Early Appearance in Texas this Year – They Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

Breeding conditions have been ideal for the Asian Tiger Mosquito. If you think you started getting bites earlier than normal this year, you’re right. Tiger Mosquitoes usually start showing up in Texas in April, but this year they started early. With the lack of cold weather and hard freezes this winter season, the mosquitoes didn’t die off in their typical numbers. That, combined with the early warming temperatures helped them to get a jump on the season and get ahead of the game.

The recent wet conditions won’t slow things down at all, but will speed up the spread of these mosquitos and other species across South and Central Texas. The issue in South Texas has gotten so intense that the City of McAllen has approved funding for mosquito research. University students will collect data to provide to the CDC to conduct testing. Zika and West Nile are the main targets of the research, as both are risks across South Texas and the Valley.

How to protect your family and pets from mosquitoes:

Make sure to get rid of standing water around your property either in puddles in the yard or standing water in containers, fountains or bird baths. This is an ideal place for the mosquitoes to breed.

Newborn aedes albopictus mosquito

Use topical sprays any time you and your family are going outside, especially at dusk or when spending time near bodies of water like ponds and lakes. Do not use these sprays on dogs, but get a spray that is animal-safe.

Keep your pets on heartworm medication according to your veterinarian’s recommendation. They are at high risk of developing heartworms if bitten by an infected mosquito.

Make sure your lawn is not overgrown. Mosquitoes flourish in tall grass.

Forest mosquito

The best option is prevention and ongoing treatment for mosquitoes in South Texas, both of which Mosquito Squad of Victoria can provide for you. With our misting systems you will have mosquito control at your finger tips at all times. Our treatment plans, like 12 weeks of protection will have you covered well into the summer, giving you the opportunity to enjoy your yard again! Don’t let the mosquitoes drive you indoors. Take back your yard today, contact Mosquito Squad of Victoria for your mosquito control needs!

 

 

 

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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!

A Mosquito Misting System Installed by Mosquito Squad of Victoria Can Reduce Your Horses’ Chance of Coming Into Contact With Disease Carrying Mosquitoes

mosquito exterminator Victoria TXDid you know that your horses are susceptible to being infected with West Nile virus just the same as humans? So far, according to a report issued by the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, there have been ten new West Nile virus positive cases in Texas. A misting system manufactured by MistAway® and installed by Mosquito Squad of Victoria can dramatically reduce the mosquito population in your equestrian center.

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXIt is important to keep your horses vaccinated against diseases such as West Nile virus. It’s also important to reduce their contact with these pesky, bloodsucking, disease carrying insects. According to the same report, the effects of WNV on horses is quite dramatic. The report states, “Clinical signs for WNV include flulike signs, where the horse seems mildly anorexic and depressed; fine and coarse muscle and skin fasciculations (twitching); hyperesthesia (hypersensitivity to touch and sound); changes in mentation (mentality), when horses look like they are daydreaming or “just not with it”; occasional somnolence (drowsiness); propulsive walking (driving or pushing forward, often without control); and “spinal” signs, including asymmetrical weakness. Some horses show asymmetrical or symmetrical ataxia. Equine mortality rate can be as high as 30-40%.”

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXWith such debilitating diseases like West Nile virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis, keeping your equestrian center mosquito free is your best defense. A professionally installed Mistaway® mosquito misting system can ensure your horses and livestock aren’t constantly being fed upon by mosquitoes. With advancements in mosquito misting technology, your system can operate autonomously and will even alert us if it’s running low on the mosquito repellent solution or if there’s a gash in the system’s line. With it, you can leave all the worrying to us, Mosquito Squad of Victoria.

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXTo see how Mosquito Squad of Victoria can keep your equestrian center nearly completely mosquito free all season long, 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!

Four More Reported Deaths Attributed to West Nile Virus in Texas

west nile prevention victoria texasWhile many people have heard of West Nile virus, not many people seem to be concerned with contracting it. Mosquitoes can easily transmit this virus and its effects on the human body can range from mild to lethal. The very young and the elderly are most in danger if infected by a mosquito with West Nile virus. The peak times when West Nile virus cases tend to spring up are late August, September and October; now is the perfect time to ensure your yard is mosquito free.

west nile prevention victoria texasMosquito Squad of Victoria can come to your home, assess potential problem areas for mosquito breeding and activity and remove those problem areas. Then we will apply our barrier protection spray which will stop any mosquito that lands in your yard in its tracks. According to a recent article, “The latest victim is a 89-year-old man from El Paso…Another person in Dallas died from West Nile on Tuesday. Another person in Kleberg county died from West Nile this year. Last year, six people died from the virus.”

west nile prevention victoria texasWhile mosquitoes may seem to be an unstoppable force, Mosquito Squad of Victoria can ensure that your yard is a safe haven from these disease carrying blood suckers. For all your tailgating parties and upcoming cookouts, make sure you and your guests aren’t open to being infected with West Nile virus, give the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Victoria a call and we’ll get rid of them for you.

west nile prevention victoria texasTo see exactly how effective at Victoria TX mosquito control Mosquito Squad of Victoria truly is, 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!

Equestrian Mosquito Misting Systems in Victoria TX are Becoming Increasingly Important

mosquito misting system Victoria TXAs more and more cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) continue to pop up throughout our area, the need for adequate measures of keeping mosquitoes from biting your horses is all the more important. Mosquito Squad of Victoria has the ability to install a misting system for any size job. Whether you have one horse, or an entire stable full of horses, your mosquito misting system can be installed to fit any size area. Not only do mosquito misting systems make sure you don’t have to rely on someone coming out to spray, but they also run on smart technology that allows for notifying us if anything begins to act up within your system.

mosquito misting system Victoria TXNot only are mosquito misting systems excellent for keeping your horses safe from potentially disease carrying mosquitoes, but they are also great for keeping your waterfront property clear of unwanted pests. Mistaway’s misting system will keep your dock free of spiders, flies, and other biting and stinging insects. The best part about the misting system is that the misting solution is peppermint scented, and in the case you don’t like the smell of peppermint, there is also the option of making the misting solution nearly 100% scent free.

mosquito misting system Victoria TXWith the help from our friends at Mistaway, your yard, equestrian center, or boat dock can be completely free of mosquitoes, spiders, yellow jackets, and many other annoying pests. Through the iMistaway app on your smartphone, your yard’s misting cycle can be completely customized right from your fingertip.

mosquito misting system Victoria TXTo see how a mosquito misting system can keep your yard, barn, or dock free of mosquitoes all year-round, call Mosquito Squad of Victoria at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!