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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!

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 Zika Being Transmitted Within the U.S. Texas Health Officials are Concerned

ZIka prevention victoria texasJust last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the first possible domestically transmitted cases of the Zika virus within the continental United States. The infections occurred within 4 people in and around the Miami, FL area; this includes four men and one woman. The assumed vector is thought to be the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Unfortunately, this particular mosquito is quite prevalent in our area as well as other areas around East Texas. Needless to say, the transmissions within Florida have Texas health officials concerned.

mosquito feeding in the evening in victoria txWhile concerns are valid, Texas health officials also warn against overreacting. One official stated, “It’s coming. It’s probably not avoidable but we have much better control methods in the United States”. The expectation is there will only be isolated cases in the U.S., but the worry comes from the simple fact that 90% of those infected with the Zika virus show no symptoms. This makes it more difficult for people to self-report infection due to the fact they don’t know they are infected. When a mosquito bites them and then travels to another person for a blood meal and bites them, the propensity for further transmission is rapidly increased.

asian tiger mosquitoes in victoria texasThe only known method of protection against Zika is through distancing yourself from mosquitoes. Essentially, prevention is the only option. If your yard is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, you need to fix that. Remember to turn over buckets, kid’s toys, tarps and any other item within your yard which could be allowing water to pool. Mosquitoes need very little water in order to successfully lay eggs and have them hatch into fully matured mosquitoes. The other, extremely important thing to do is have your yard sprayed by a professionally licensed mosquito control company. Fortunately, Mosquito Squad of Victoria can do the job. We can reduce your yard’s mosquito population by up to 90% and offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

mosquito control Victoria TXWe know the concerns over Zika are valid. If you’re looking for season-long mosquito control for your yard, call the experts at 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!

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!

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!

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!

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!