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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!


Officials Within Texas Fear Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Will Enter the U.S. from Mexico

Zika virus in Victoria TexasWith all the attention Zika is receiving in the news, we find it imperative to keep you updated on what’s happening here in our state of Texas. While there have been zero cases of Zika being transmitted by local mosquitoes here in the continental United States, new revelations have some Texas officials on edge. The newest concern is that Zika-carrying mosquitoes will enter the U.S. from Mexico. This is a scary revelation, yet as of now there is no reason for alarm.

ZIka prevention victoria texasAs was stated in a recent news article from Breitbart, “It certainly would not be a surprise at all if we see some locally transmitted cases of Zika in Texas,” said Chris Van Deusen, spokesman for the TDSHS, the Brownsville Herald reported Sunday, April 17. This only adds to the concern which has been reaching a fever pitch since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced back in April, “Zika is scarier than we initially thought…”.

mosquito control in Victoria TXKeeping your yard free of mosquito-activity is the first step to consider when trying to keep you and your family safe from disease-carrying mosquitoes. Since there is no vaccine nor is there a cure for Zika, prevention is the only precaution once can take at this time. It’s important to remember to follow the T’s of Mosquito Control in Victoria, Texas.

  • 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.

mosquito misting system vendor Victoria TXMosquito Squad of Victoria is here to help keep you updated on the new developments regarding all mosquito and tick-borne illnesses, especially when it comes to Zika. If you have questions or concerns about how to keep your yard mosquito-free for the remainder of the season, 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 hearing from you soon!

Recent Large Amounts of Rain are Sure to Create a Spike in the Number of Victoria TX Mosquitoes

mosquito control Victoria TXWater is essential to nearly all types of life on earth. However, one creature absolutely needs water specifically for breeding and is truly incredible at its adaptability when in times of water shortage, the mosquito. With the recent large amount of precipitation we have received here in Victoria, TX, there is more than certainly going to be a spike in the mosquito population. With that spike, there will be more and more female mosquitoes looking to feed in order to complete another breeding process. Mosquito Squad of Victoria can help you keep these pesky, biting mosquitoes from lingering within your backyard and utilizing it as a breeding ground.

zika virus prevention victoria texasKeeping in mind a female Asian Tiger mosquito can lay up to 300 eggs within a single bottle cap, imagine the mosquito population after the recent swath of precipitation we’ve received. Think of all the buckets, tires, ditches and various other areas in which female mosquitoes can lay their eggs. Now do you see the uphill battle we are facing? Millions of bloodthirsty mosquitoes will soon be buzzing around looking for their next meal. Don’t allow your backyard to become their feeding area, call the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Victoria today!

mosquito control Victoria TXThrough our thorough training and many years of experience, we can help to ensure your yard is a mosquito “no fly zone” for the entire season. When looking to protect you, your family and your pets from the potentially dangerous bite of a disease carrying mosquito, Mosquito Squad of Victoria is the number one company to turn to. As America’s most trusted tick and mosquito control company, we pride ourselves on staying up-to-date with the latest on Zika, Chikungunya and any other mosquito-borne illnesses that threaten our area. Make sure to stay tuned to our blog in order to keep up with our constant updates.

west nile prevention victoria texasTo keep your yard mosquito free for the spring and summer, 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 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!

While It’s Great the Monsoon Has Passed, Prepare Now for Record Mosquito Population Levels

mosquito control in Victoria TXFinally, the monsoon that was overtaking Texas seems to have moved on. The end of rain is being celebrated by everyone, especially the mosquito eggs laying in wait to hatch. With all the recent rain and standing water throughout our area, an explosion in the mosquito population is inevitable. The conditions are absolutely perfect for their eggs to hatch, by the hundreds of millions. Mosquito Squad of Victoria can keep you and your family mosquito free this summer so you can actually enjoy your own yard without being eaten alive.

mosquito control in Victoria TXMosquitoes are quite crafty when it comes to laying their eggs. They have been around for millions of years for a reason, after all. Not only will these biting bloodsuckers lay their eggs in places where water is abundant, but they will also lay eggs in areas where water may get to their eggs and allow for them to hatch. For instance, a mosquito may lay its eggs on the upper side of a river or stream. Then those same eggs can lay their dormant for up to 7 years. Once a large enough amount of precipitation allows for the river or stream to rise to levels where the eggs are, they too will hatch. Mosquitoes appear to have a backup plan; their ability to survive is uncanny.

mosquito control in Victoria TXWith mosquitoes being able to survive dry spouts relatively easy, this recent amount of rainfall has made mosquito breeding and hatching conditions absolutely perfect. With the coming swarm of these bloodsucking pests, we recommend leaving mosquito control in Victoria TX to the professionals. We will evaluate your yard for the areas most likely to facilitate mosquito breeding and eliminate them. Then we will apply our barrier spray. Once we have sprayed your yard, any mosquito that lands in your yard will never bite another person or animal again.

mosquito control in Victoria TXTo see just how effective Mosquito Squad of Victoria is at making certain your yard is mosquito free for all your summer’s outdoor events, give us a call today at , email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website. We look forward to helping you take your yard back!

Peak Mosquito Season is Upon Us Here in Victoria, Texas

mosquito control Victoria TXAll the conditions are perfect for mosquito populations to continue to surge. Here in Victoria we have a humid and hot climate; our mosquito season can run from April all the way until the end of October. With the recent rain and high temperatures, mosquitoes are not only surviving but thriving.

mosquito control Victoria TXWould you like to enjoy your backyard during these spring and summer months without being eaten alive? Would you simply like to sit on your porch after work to unwind without the constant buzzing of these bloodsucking pests? Mosquito Squad of Victoria can rid your yards of mosquitoes all season long. Our season long spray packages allow for you to not worry about calling us because your mosquito problem is back. With our season long protection, we will come to your home every 21 days and spray your yard. You don’t need to be home, and will only notice that there are no mosquitoes to be found.

mosquito control Victoria TXMosquitoes are not only annoying, but they are known to carry diseases that affect both humans and pets. While everyone has probably heard of the Caribbean Chikungunya virus, they may not have heard that it is now being passed onto humans by local mosquitoes. Pets are susceptible to heartworms from mosquito bites. These are both long term, debilitating illnesses that can be prevented by reducing the number of mosquitoes you are exposed to. Do both you and your pets a favor, call us to make sure you can enjoy your own yard and not be held hostage indoors by tiny biting insects.

mosquito control Victoria TXTo see exactly how effective Mosquito Squad of Victoria is at removing your yard’s biting, stinging pests, call us today at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at victoria@mosquitosquad.com, or visit our website to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you soon.