Mosquito Control Service in Austin, TX
Enjoy A Mosquito Free Lawn!
Not only are mosquitoes annoying, but they can also carry diseases that can make you, your family, and your pets sick. Say goodbye to pesky mosquitoes and protect your family with Dr. Tex's professional mosquito control services. Our trained mosquito control technicians will identify areas in your yard that may attract mosquitoes and treat them with our innovative formula.
KEEP YOUR KIDS AND PETS SAFE FROM MOSQUITOES
Mosquitoes can cause a variety of problems for homeowners and their loved ones. Just one bite can transmit a disease carried by the mosquito. These diseases include:
- West Nile Virus – This is the most common virus caused by mosquitoes that causes flu-like symptoms and can be fatal in some cases.
- Zika Virus – Although uncommon, cases of locally-transmitted Zika Virus have been reported in two states. This virus is especially dangerous to pregnant women and their unborn children.
- Heartworms – Mosquitoes carry heartworm larvae and transmit them to cats and dogs, which can cause serious illness and even death.
Even if your city provides mosquito control and fogging services, this may not be enough to rid your yard of mosquitoes. The mosquito trucks are often only able to spray public areas and along the street of front yards, leaving most of the area around your home and your backyard unprotected. In addition, fogger trucks only apply a thin layer of formula to the entire area, whereas our technicians will focus on the problem areas of your yard and apply product by hand to ensure that your yard is mosquito-free.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
When you hire Dr. Tex for mosquito control, our professional staff will conduct a thorough walkthrough of your yard to identify areas that may be especially attractive to mosquitoes. Next, we’ll discuss our findings with you and create a custom plan for your property. Then, our highly-skilled technicians will apply our innovative repellent formula to your yard, targeting areas that are prone to mosquitoes. Our mosquito control service works by creating a barrier that repels mosquitoes and prevents them from creating a home in your yard. In addition we include an insect growth regulator to help sterilize any mosquitoes that may try to breed for extra control.
IS MOSQUITO CONTROL SAFE?
Absolutely! Your family’s health and safety is our top priority. Dr. Tex only uses the highest quality products that are thoroughly tested and approved for home use. Pets and children will need to stay out of the treated areas for up to 2 hours after application.
HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR MOSQUITO CONTROL SERVICE
There are several things you can do to help control the number of mosquitoes in your yard in between services. These tips can help reduce your yard’s mosquito population and prevent the transmission of diseases.
- Remove any standing water from buckets, toys, gutters, etc.
- Keep grass mowed and trim any overgrowth on trees and bushes.
- Fill holes and uneven areas to prevent puddles.
Dr. Tex has been giving families in the area peace of mind when it comes to enjoying their yards. Call us today to find out how we can help make your yard safer for your children and furry friends!
Mosquitoes: More Than Just A Nuisance.
More than just simple pests, mosquitoes are blood-sucking transmitters of serious diseases. When many people think of dangerous creatures, bears or sharks often come to mind. However, despite its size, the mosquito is, by far, the world’s deadliest creature. Every year, 300-500 million people will contract malaria and approximately 2.5 million people will die as a result.
Here in the United States, we are generally less aware of the dangers of mosquitoes. We take great measures to control their population. Over 1,000 Americans will become seriously ill or die from a mosquito-borne illness, each year. Many more will experience a minor to moderate mosquito borne reaction. With less capable immune systems, children and the elderly are the most susceptible to many mosquito-borne diseases.
Mosquitoes As Vectors
Mosquitoes are organisms that are capable of carrying and spreading diseases (vectors). These are some common diseases transmitted by the mosquito to humans and animals.
- Dengue fever (rare in the U.S.; 100 million cases worldwide)
- Eastern equine encephalitis (eastern U.S., but rare; 33% mortality)
- Heartworm (threat to dogs throughout continental U.S.)
- Japanese encephalitis (rare outbreaks in U.S. territories in the Pacific)
- La Crosse encephalitis (about 100 U.S. cases annually)
- Malaria (in the U.S., acquired mainly in FL; 1 million deaths annually worldwide)
- Rift Valley fever (endemic to Africa)
- St. Louis encephalitis (4,651 U.S. cases from 1964-2005; 5%-30% mortality rate)
- West Nile virus (663 cases and 30 deaths in the U.S. in 2009)
- Yellow fever (last U.S. epidemic was in New Orleans in 1905)
How can you reduce your chances of mosquito-borne diseases?
First of all, take a stroll around your property and dump out and fill any areas where water can pool. Even the smallest space with water, such as a discarded soda bottle cap, can be the perfect breeding ground for a mosquito to lay 100’s of eggs.
Join our Fight against Malaria!
Because of mosquito control efforts over the last 60 years, the U.S. is fortunate to have lowered the risks of mosquito borne infection. We are proud to be part of this nationwide effort to eliminate mosquito borne illness.
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