Pest Spotlight: How To Tackle The Mosquitoes In Katy
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Pest Spotlight: How To Tackle The Mosquitoes In Katy

Here in Texas, we are no strangers to mosquitoes; these pests can ruin a day outdoors with their biting and buzzing. Because of our hot and humid weather, they thrive the majority of the year. If you are searching for ways to keep mosquitoes away from your yard, you've come to the right place.

Not all Katy pest control companies deal with mosquitoes in the same way. At Modern Pest Control, we are experts in mosquito control and will find the best way to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard. Your property should be a stress-free place you can relax, and we can help make that happen.

The Types Of Mosquitoes You Can Find In Katy

In Katy, we have different types of mosquitoes; the two most common are the Aedes aegypti (yellow fever mosquito) and the Asian tiger (forest mosquito) mosquitoes. Both types are similar in shape, with a proboscis (mouthpart), two wings, and long legs. 

They both have females that bite people and consume our blood, while the males consume plant nectar. The females require a blood meal to lay their eggs. Aedes aegypti and Asian tiger mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, making it critical to treat standing water for mosquitoes.

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are dark brown to black and have silvery white markings. They measure 1/8 of an inch in length. These mosquitoes are active throughout the day and at dusk and dawn. If you spend time outside during the day, make sure to wear long pants and shirts and apply mosquito repellent that contains DEET.

Asian tiger mosquitoes are about 1/8 of an inch in size and have white and black stripes on their body and legs. These mosquitoes are attracted to our warm climates and are active during the day year-round.

What You Eat And Drink Can Attract Mosquitoes

If you are trying to keep mosquitoes away, there are certain foods and beverages that you may want to avoid. A cold beer might sound nice on a hot day, but studies show mosquitoes are attracted to people who recently drank a beer. Eating bananas will also attract them. People say salty, spicy, and sweet foods attract mosquitoes, but there is no research to support that.

How Do I Prevent Mosquitoes Around My Yard?

The following mosquito prevention tips can help keep mosquitoes away from your yard:

  • While eating outdoors, using a fan can help get rid of mosquitoes in the yard because they are not very strong fliers.

  • Keep your lawn frequently mowed; mosquitoes like to stay cool in the shade of tall grass.

  • Take care not to overwater your garden and lawn and inadvertently create standing water puddles.

  • Store any containers upside down to keep mosquitoes from laying eggs in standing water.

  • A professional company will be able to give you more prevention tips. As the adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

What's The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes Away From My Yard?

All types of mosquitoes in Texas are a nuisance, and they have the potential to transmit diseases like West Nile Virus. The best way to keep mosquitoes away from your yard is to work closely with a company experienced in mosquito control, like Modern Pest Control.

Our technicians can safely treat standing water for mosquitoes. We can also treat your yard and keep it mosquito-free and help with screen repair to keep mosquitoes out. Contact Modern Pest Control today for your free inspection so your family can again go out and enjoy your property.

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