Why Mosquitoes Are Dangerous Pests For Houston Residents And Pets

July 16, 2019

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According to the song, Summertime, summertime is when "the livin' is easy." While some summer days may live up to these lyrics, other days we find ourselves living lives that are just as hectic as every other season of the year. One thing is certain, no one needs more problems clouding up their days! If you’ve watched the news over the past few summers, you’ve probably heard about the illnesses that mosquitoes can cause. Here’s what you need to know about why mosquitoes are dangerous and what you can do to keep your family safe without adding anything else to your already full plate.

Why Mosquitoes are Dangerous Pests

Because they feed on blood, mosquitoes can pick up and transmit a number of dangerous diseases. Some will simply make you sick, while others can be deadly if not treated in a timely manner. In fact, mosquitoes are the deadliest animal in the world, responsible for over one million deaths, worldwide, each year.

While those statistics are not quite so startling in the United States, there’s still cause for concern. Mosquitoes are responsible for the spread of malaria, West Nile virus, encephalitis, yellow fever, Zika virus, Dengue fever, and more. Pets can contract many of these same illnesses, as well as conditions such as heartworm.

Why Summers in Houston Make Mosquitoes a Huge Problem

Like most pests, mosquitoes thrive in hot, humid weather. Houston’s climate provides the perfect environment for mosquitoes to flourish. If your property has areas with standing water, even as little as an inch, mosquitoes will be able to breed, and your yard will become overrun in no time.

What to Do About an Abundance of Mosquitoes in Your Houston Yard

To keep your family and pets safe from the dangers of mosquitoes, you need to eliminate them from your lawn, but if they’re already well established, prevention tips won’t do much to get rid of them at this point in the summer. Instead, you need to call Modern Pest Control. We provide mosquito control solutions that eliminate mosquitoes in all stages of development. Your lawn can go from mosquito-infested to mosquito-free in no time. Contact us to learn more.

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