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Mosquitoes (AKA) Culicidae

Almost everyone has had the unpleasant experience of being bitten by a mosquito. Mosquito bites can cause skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito's saliva - this is what causes the red bump and itching. But a more serious consequence of some mosquito bites may be transmission of serious diseases and viruses such as malaria, dengue virus, Zika and West Nile virus, which can lead to disabling and potentially deadly effects (such as encephalitis, meningitis and microcephaly).

Mosquito Misting Systems

Outdoor Residential Misting Systems

An increasing number of households have purchased timed-release outdoor residential misting systems to control mosquitoes and other insects around the home. However, advertisers, the media, and other sources sometimes provide information about misting systems that is difficult to understand or might conflict with other information. MistAway mosquito control system automatically sprays a very fine mist of botanical insecticide through a series of mosquito misting nozzles installed on your property. Once installed, our system virtually disappears into your landscape. You won't even know it's there. Whatever your requirements, a MistAway mosquito misting system can be customized to fit your yard perfectly.he fine mist drifts around the property and settles on the grass and landscaping, killing any mosquito that comes in contact with it. MistAway's mosquito misting systems can also help control other unwanted insects, like spiders, flies, gnats and no-see-ums

Mosquito Habitat

Adult mosquitoes originate mainly from two sources: either local standing water in which the mosquitoes have bred or more distant breeding sites. Many mosquito infestations can, in fact, be traced to backyard containers filled with water—for example, toys, pots and cans, tire swings, urns, animal tracks, and plugged rain gutters. More distant breeding sites include cemetery pots, construction sites, and trash dumps. Most mosquitoes remain within a half mile of their breeding site, but some can fly many miles. Numerous mosquito species are found in Texas. They can be classified according to similarities in the habitat preferences of their larvae, which in themselves provide information about other aspects of the mosquitoes’ ecology. Different species of mosquitoes prefer different types of standing water in which to lay their eggs. The presence of beneficial predators such as fish and dragonfly nymphs in permanent ponds, lakes and streams help keep these bodies of water relatively free of mosquito larvae. However, portions of marshes, swamps, clogged ditches and temporary pools and puddles are all prolific mosquito breeding sites.

Mosquito Solutions

Maintaining a strong mosquito control program is vital because mosquitoes transmit a variety of microorganisms that may cause human and animal diseases.With as little as two 45 second spray cycles misting at dawn and dusk will guarantee that you Take Your Yard Back. MistAway systems are designed to last for many, many years to come.

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Controlling Mosquito Breeding Sites

Homeowners, by eliminating mosquito breeding sites on their property, can reduce the number of mosquitoes in their neighborhood. Check not only your own property but surrounding areas as well, reporting any trouble spots to relevant municipal authorities. Community action is essential for controlling mosquitoes that can migrate distances greater than one-half mile. Homeowners can take the following actions:

  • Dispose of anything outside that can hold water such as broken toys, tin cans, containers, ceramic pots, and in particular, used tires, which have become the most important mosquito breeding sites in the country.
  • Drill holes in the bottoms of recycling containers left outdoors.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters every year, especially if leaves tend to plug the drains.
  • Turn over plastic swimming/wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
  • Do not allow water to stagnate in birdbaths, ornamental pools, water gardens, and swimming pools or their covers. Ornamental pools can be aerated or stocked with fish, and swimming pools should be cleaned and chlorinated when not in use.
  • Empty accumulated water from boats and cargo trailers.
  • Alter the landscape of your property to eliminate standing water. Keep in mind that during warm weather, mosquitoes can breed in any puddle of water.
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