In Case You Haven’t Noticed, Mosquito Season is Here

zika virus prevention victoria texasIt’s peak mosquito season here in Victoria and due to the amount of rain we receive on a weekly if not daily basis, that’s not going to change for a long time. More than likely, we’re looking at a mosquito season which extends through October and possibly even into November. That’s right, we’re going to have to fend off the potentially disease carrying bloodsuckers for several more months. If you want to ensure your yard isn’t a mosquito feeding frenzy all year long, call the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Victoria today!

mosquito feeding in the evening in victoria txThe Aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary carrier of West Nile virus, Dengue fever and the Zika virus, is already around us here in Victoria. With the uptick in Zika cases within Texas, currently at 64 (all acquired whilst traveling outside the U.S.), the need for eliminating mosquitoes from your yard is a big concern for a lot of folks. We want you to be able to enjoy your yard no matter what time of year it is without the worry of getting bitten by a potentially disease carrying mosquito. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you don’t have to worry. If after we’ve sprayed your yard you’re still experiencing a large mosquito population, simply call us back and we’ll be back out to treat your property.

ZIka prevention victoria texasWith the large amount of mosquito breeding areas, ditches, children’s toys, etc., it’s important to put a barrier around your property. That’s precisely what we do. We come to your home and apply our barrier spray. It will knock down mosquitoes which enter your yard as soon as they land on any treated vegetation. We can ensure you have up to a 90% reduction in the mosquito population within your yard. You simply won’t have to worry about potentially disease carrying mosquitoes within your yard with Mosquito Squad of Victoria.

mosquito control in Victoria TXTo find out how effective Mosquito Squad is at removing these unwanted bloodsuckers from your yard, call us 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!

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Mosquitoes Capable of Carrying Zika are Already Biting. How Ready are We?

Zika virus in Victoria TexasIf it feels as though Zika has maintained a steady hold on the 24 hour news cycle, there’s a good reason for this. Nearly every week, or every other week, there’s a new revelation regarding the virus. First it was a new, widespread disease with a funny name. Then slowly but surely the initial findings and possible correlations were being put out, such as a possible link to birth defects as well as other scary side effects of the virus. Now, however, there’s been conclusive evidence to show that Zika isn’t just some new mosquito-borne illness at all, in fact it’s been well known for quite some time. The only thing new about it is scientists’ ability to detect what the symptoms and subsequent effects on humans are. As of now, there is no cure or a vaccine, which makes it even scarier. So, are we truly ready for what could come next?

zika virus prevention victoria texasWhile there have been no occurrences of Zika being spread locally within the continental United States, the mosquitoes which are capable of transmitting the virus are now out in full force. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is highly prevalent within Florida and all the Gulf Coast states. This includes us here in Victoria, TX. Reducing your contact with any mosquito is the best bet against coming across a mosquito infected with Zika. In order to ensure there isn’t an outbreak, we need to be proactive rather than reactive. This goes for the government, private pest control companies as well as the general public. Everyone has their part to do in maintaining a proactive response to a potential outbreak.

ZIka prevention victoria texasMosquito Squad of Victoria has the ability to reduce the mosquito population within your yard by up to 90%. That’s a great start. By ensuring your yard is nearly completely mosquito free, you’re statistically less likely to come into a disease carrying mosquito. It’s simple math, the less mosquitoes you come into contact with, the less likelihood that mosquito you do come into contact with will be disease carrying. For season-long protection, call us today to find out about our barrier spray or mosquito misting system. Both can help to keep your yard from being a congregation areas for unwanted, potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes.

mosquito control Victoria TXYou too can do your part. Ensure you don’t have any standing water on your property which may become mosquito breeding areas. Remember, all it takes is a bottle cap to produce hundreds of mosquitoes. If you have areas where water can accumulate and remain stagnant, then you’re creating the perfect environment for mosquitoes to breed and hatch. Once they’ve hatched, mosquitoes are immediately out looking for their first blood meal. Since they hatched within your yard, you, your family and your pets are more than likely going to be their first target. By keeping mosquito breeding areas within your yard to absolute zero, you’ve considerably reduced the mosquito population within your yard already.

west nile prevention victoria texasTo find out how Mosquito Squad of Victoria can point out problem areas within your yard for mosquito breeding, as well as provide a barrier spray which will knock down existing mosquitoes as well as knock down mosquitoes that enter your yard and land within it, call us today at (361) 894 – 8642, fill out the form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Mosquito Misting System Repair in Rockport, TX is one of Mosquito Squad’s Many Specialties

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXDo you have a mosquito misting system which is no longer working as effectively and efficiently as it used to? Are you noticing instead of a misting of your yard, your misting system is dribbling out liquid from the nozzles? If so, you more than likely have a significant issue with your misting system. However, without the aid of a professional, you probably cannot tell what the problem is. For this reason, it’s important to contact a reliable company with an outstanding customer service record – Mosquito Squad of Victoria.

We offer a 100% free inspection of your home’s mosquito misting system. Here are a few things we will check when we arrive for your misting system’s inspection:

  • Clogged Nozzles
  • Broken Lines
  • Clogged, Gunked Up Filters Near the Pump
  • Pump Efficiency

ZIka prevention victoria texasYour home’s misting system is more than likely one of your most effective methods of achieving a respite from the mosquito horde waiting to feed on you, your family and your guests. Don’t sit around with an ineffective mosquito misting system all season long. Simply call the pros at Mosquito Squad of Victoria. We can check all aspects of your mosquito misting system and provide you with the information as to what needs to be repaired or replaced in order to get your system working at peak efficiency. From your system’s pump, lines and spray nozzles, we can repair or replace them all. In addition to your system, we also carry the most efficient, water-based mosquito protection solution. You won’t have to worry about the solution weakening or gunking up during periods of non-use.

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXTo find out how Mosquito Squad of Victoria can have your Rockport mosquito misting system up and running today, call us 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!

Constant Rain Creates the Perfect Conditions for Mosquito Breeding

mosquito control Victoria TXThink of the vast amount of rain we’ve received here in Victoria, TX and across the state, quite a lot right? Large amounts of rainfall not only result in property damage and flooding, but it also creates more and more places for mosquitoes to breed. Every culver, every ditch, every spare tire filled with water is another place for mosquitoes to lay hundreds, if not thousands, of eggs. It’s a quite vicious cycle, in order to lay eggs, the female mosquitoes must have a blood meal (i.e. YOU). Then once the eggs hatch, the newborn mosquitoes are immediately out looking for their first blood meal, and the cycle goes on and on. What we’re currently seeing, due to abnormal amounts of rainfall, is an incredible increase in the amount of standing, stagnant water in which mosquitoes can lay eggs, and this is cause for concern.

mosquito feeding in the evening in victoria txIt appears all the rainfall is hitting at quite possibly the worst time. According to a recent article, “Early summer is the time at which many mosquito species, including aedes aegypti, start to breed.” Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have been scientifically proven to spread Zika. Simply put, the warmer and hotter it is, the more mosquitoes will be out biting people. With Zika on our southern border, this is a scary revelation. More mosquitoes, specifically those with the capability of spreading Zika, are breeding and biting and this is not good news for Texans.

ZIka prevention victoria texasAlthough no mosquitoes in our state, so far, have tested positive for Zika, mosquito control is an extremely important factor in keeping it that way. You need to maintain your yard as to keep more mosquito breeding areas from forming. Empty out all containers which hold water within your yard, whether it’s kid’s toys, buckets or tires, you need to keep your yard from becoming a mosquito breeding frenzy. Freshly hatched mosquitoes will most often live out their lives within 200 yards of their birthplace. So, if your yard’s a breeding ground then you’re creating a problem which will stay with you for the rest of the season.

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXMosquito Squad of Victoria can come to your home and inspect your yard for mosquito breeding problem areas and address them. Our powerful barrier application can knock down existing mosquitoes and can also knock down mosquitoes that land within your yard. To see how effective Mosquito Squad of Victoria is at keeping your yard mosquito free all summer long, call us today at (361) 894-8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, fill out the form to the upper right or visit our website for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

For Season-Long Victoria TX Mosquito Control, Call Mosquito Squad of Victoria Today!

mosquito population in Victoria TXIt seems week after week there’s something more unsettling regarding Zika in the news. Once again, this week has been no different. So, what do we do about it? Do we stay indoors for the rest of the year? Should we start wearing long pants, or perhaps a parka to keep from being bitten even though we live in a sub-tropical climate? Absolutely not! Mosquito Squad of Victoria believes you should be able to enjoy your yard no matter what time of day or year it is. That’s why we are dedicated to helping you rid your yard of mosquitoes and taking your yard back.

ZIka prevention victoria texasIn a recent article, Texas health officials warn the Zika virus will arrive soon. What’s even more unsettling about the report is that the coastal areas of Texas are expected to be hit the hardest. Knowing we live in a very rainy, humid and hot area means the mosquito population will be extremely active through October at least. This means more time for mosquitoes to continue feeding and breeding, which is not good news. There are things you can do in order to reduce the mosquito population around your home. You can follow the T’s of mosquito control!

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The T’s of Mosquito Control

  • TIP:Tip over items in your yard to reduce standing water and help eliminate mosquito breeding areas. Such as sandboxes, toys, and wagons. Also, planting saucers and dog bowls. Other hotspots include gutters and flat roofs.
  • TOSS:Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yard as these areas are ripe for mosquito breeding.
  • TURN:Turn over large yard items that could hold water like children’s sandboxes or plastic toys.
  • TARPS/REMOVE:If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats, or sports equipment aren’t taught, they’re holding water. Remove them or keep them pulled tight.
  • TAKE CARE:Take care of home maintenance needs that can contribute to standing water, including cleaning out gutters and making sure downspouts are attached properly, keeping your lawn grass low, and check irrigation systems for leaking.
  • TEAM UP:Despite taking all precautions in your own home, talking with neighbors is a key component to mosquito, and tick, control. Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and affect your property.
  • TREAT:Utilize Mosquito Squad’s Barrier Spray protection program around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment reduces the need for spraying DEET containing bug spray on your children. We can eliminate up to 90% of the mosquitoes on a property.

west nile prevention victoria texasTo find out how Mosquito Squad of Victoria can assist you in keeping your yard mosquito free all season long, call us today at , 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!

Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes are Showing Up in All the Wrong Places…

ZIka prevention victoria texasGloom and doom has been on the horizon, regarding Zika, for the past several months. It seems you simply cannot escape the constant barrage of Zika warnings and updates. One simple fact that creates cause for concern is the distribution of mosquitoes capable of carrying the scary disease. Here, in Victoria, it looks as though we are in one of the less lucky areas concerning mosquitoes which could carry Zika.

mosquito feeding in the evening in victoria txOne factor which makes the map even more disconcerting is the fact that both Aedes albopictus (Asian Tiger) mosquito and the Aedes aegypti mosquito can be found here in Victoria, Texas. Both of these mosquitoes have been deemed carriers of the Zika virus. While there are still zero documented cases of Zika being spread locally within the continental U.S., there have been hundreds of cases of individuals infected with the virus from traveling abroad. Couple this fact with the fact that two of the mosquitoes capable of transmitting the virus can be found around our homes here in Victoria and you can come to a scary hypothesis.

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Zika virus in Victoria TexasWhile last year it seemed the big virus was Chikungunya, this year the attention belongs to Zika. While we don’t want to pass off the Zika virus as having “more bark than bite”, it’s quite possible the virus will fizzle out just as did Chikungunya. With that in mind, why even take the risk? Do you want to be guessing if the mosquito which just bit you was infected with a nasty virus? Let the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Victoria alleviate your worries and keep mosquitoes out of your yard. Our barrier spray is up to 90% effective and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. For season-long protection, all you have to do is pick up your phone today!

presidio la bahiaTo find out how Mosquito Squad of Victoria can keep your yard mosquito free this spring, summer and fall, call us today at (361) 894-8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, fill out the form to the upper right or visit our website for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!