The Mosquito Impact: People, Pets, and the World

By on May 18th, 2020

With summer rapidly approaching, mosquitoes are on the rise. As soon as April showers bring Mayflowers, mosquitoes began rearing their unwanted heads. Since North Texas never saw a full freeze this past winter, the number of active mosquitoes did not decrease even close to the normal amount. What does that mean for Dallas TX? Mosquitoes will be even worse this season. From their obnoxious buzzing to their painful bites, mosquitoes are one of the most well-known pests in the world and unfortunately, you can find plenty of mosquitoes in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.

These flying insects have a deadly skill: they can carry diseases like none other. Diseases they can carry include malaria, West Nile virus, Dengue fever, Zika virus, Yellow fever, and so many more. The devastation mosquitoes cause is clearly seen in third world countries where malaria and West Nile run rampant, such as Nigeria. Organizations such as “Nothing but Nets” are fighting to make mosquito nets more accessible for those who cannot afford them to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses.

While mosquitoes can be deadly to humans, the same can be said for pets as well. They are the number one cause of heartworm in dogs in America. Heartworm is caused by a parasite that anchors itself in the animal’s bloodstream and slowly grows, expanding further and further into their cardiovascular system and creating a myriad of health problems. These parasites are spread when a mosquito bites its host. Prevention is key when it comes to treating heartworm because a monthly prevention medication from your veterinarian is much more affordable than treatment.

Since mosquitoes are so problematic, especially here in Dallas TX, here are some steps you can take to limit the mosquito population:

  1. Empty ALL standing water around your home. This means dog bowls, kids’ toys, clogged gutters, and anything else that contains stagnant water
  2. Keep grass short. Mowing your lawn short consistently is quite effective at limiting the spread of mosquitoes because they can lay eggs in the grass
  3.  Throw away large piles of leaves – leaf piles can hold onto water very well, giving mosquitoes the opportunity to breed
  4. Be careful with bamboo. Bamboo shoots contain enough water for mosquitoes to breed in as well

Once your yard is free of any and all standing water, the best way to keep mosquitoes at bay is by treating your yard with Eco-Safe Pest Control’s natural organic mosquito services. Our products are safe for you, your family, your pets, and the environment, including our garlic-based mosquito spray. We also offer In2Care mosquito pots, which contain mosquitocide that spreads to different breeding sites, eliminating the population in your yard and sometimes even your neighbors’ yards.

If you are looking for something more expansive or more permanent, we can install and maintain mosquito misting systems. These systems consist of a large drum that holds the product as well as a series of nozzles around the foundation of your home and sometimes along the fence line. With either an automatic or manual system, you can use a remote to control and enhance the distribution of our natural organic mosquito products. With multiple products to choose from, you can be sure that mosquitoes will be a thing of the past.

Don’t let an insect control you and your family’s outdoor enjoyment – take back your yard with Eco-Safe.