Expert Mosquito Control For San Antonio Families
Mar 3, 2017
Here at Family Pest Control, we recognize the importance of formidable mosquito control for San Antonio families and so we’re offering our expertise to help clients resolve persistent issues with mosquitos in and around their property.
Call today at 210-681-5094 to book your free service estimate.
Mosquitoes in San Antonio
San Antonio is home to 70 species of mosquito. Perhaps the most dangerous are mosquitos in the Culex family, which carry the West Nile Virus. These mosquitoes feed from dusk until after dark, primarily on birds, but also attack humans. They roost during the night, high in the upper canopy of trees and on the underside of leaves. This presents a problem when attempting to treat the Culex mosquito, since it is difficult to reach the top of a tree’s foliage without causing significant chemical drift.
Another common mosquito in our area is the Asian Tiger Mosquito. This species is large in number and potentially dangerous. The Asian Tiger Mosquito aggressively seeks human and pet blood, and its bite can spread some diseases, such as dengue fever, equine encephalitis and heartworms. They feed during both day and night.
Anopheles mosquitoes can also be a danger to homeowners and their pets in and around San Antonio. They prefer clear water habitats, live about two weeks, and feed on humans and cattle. They also carry the malaria parasite that kills more than 1 million people each year.
The Secret to Successful Mosquito Control
Our mosquito control experience means we’ve developed some of the leading mechanisms for protecting San Antonio families. Our most common technique involves the application of pyrethroid insecticides and insect growth hormones to the hidden surfaces where the insects roost at night — the undersides of leaves.
We accomplish this with a high velocity mist blower. The air turbulence turns the leaves over so the insecticide coats the under-surface, killing mosquitos seeking shelter there. Chemical treatment in addition to eliminating any standing or trapped water reduces up to 95% of mosquito activity for a month. We’ve found the best control method is to treat stagnant water areas, or try to prevent water from pooling for more than two weeks.
Our trusted mosquito control team is here to help you respond to mosquito problems on your property. Book your free consultation by contacting us directly today!