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What's The Best Way To Protect Myself From Mosquito Bites In Longview?

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Mosquitoes are some of the most irritating pests a Longview homeowner can expect to face. Mosquitoes need blood to reproduce, and yours will do just fine. They track hosts using a keen sense of smell, and if you are anywhere in your yard when they are active, mosquitoes can find you. Mosquito infestations can make it nearly impossible for you to enjoy your yard.

Are you struggling with mosquitoes? Pest control in Longview is easy with professionals on your side. Contact Gecko Pest Control today. We can help you with any pest infestation, including mosquitoes.

What Exactly Are Mosquitoes?

Mosquitoes in Longview are small flying insects. They need blood for reproduction and are constantly hunting for blood-bearing hosts. Mosquitoes go through several stages in their life cycle. They begin as eggs and then hatch into larvae that live in water. They move through a pupa phase and then finally emerge as adults. As soon as they reach adulthood, mosquitoes leave the water and can immediately start feeding on you.

Residential pest control in Longview for mosquitoes is critical to minimize your chances of dealing with mosquitoes on your property. Gecko Pest Control has a long history of successfully dealing with mosquitoes, and we can help you get rid of yours. Contact us today so that we can make you happy with our service and professionalism.

How Often Are Mosquito Bites Dangerous?

Unfortunately, almost any mosquito bite can be dangerous. Mosquitoes use a specialized needle-like proboscis to pierce your skin to siphon off blood. Mosquitoes then inject saliva into the bite area to keep your blood from coagulating as they feed. Unfortunately, if a mosquito carries a disease-causing pathogen, it can inject it into your body as it injects saliva; this is one of the reasons mosquitoes are considered one of the most prolific disease-spreading insects on the planet. Mosquitoes are associated with tularemia, chikungunya, yellow fever, West Nile virus, dengue, and Zika.

Given that mosquito bites can pose serious health hazards, you don't want them infesting your property. Gecko Pest Control understands that, and we want to help. Contact us today for mosquito control services in Longview.

What Are Some Tips To Prevent Mosquito Bites?

Mosquito bites can be dangerous in the worst of circumstances and irritating in the least. Here are some tips to decrease your chances of having to deal with mosquitoes on your property:

  • Seal garbage: Exposed garbage can attract rodents, and that will also attract mosquitoes who want to feed on them. Seal garbage well to eliminate both rodents and mosquitoes.
  • Eliminate standing water: Mosquitoes need water to breed, and they don't need much. Eliminate any sources of standing water around your home to decrease mosquito breeding opportunities.
  • Trim bushes/hedges: Trimming your bushes and hedges helps reduce mosquito harborage areas.
  • Avoidance: Mosquitoes are the most active at dawn and dusk. Staying inside during these timeframes can vastly decrease your chances of dealing with mosquitoes.

These tips can help decrease your chances of dealing with mosquitoes on your property. For even more help, secure the services of professional mosquito exterminators. Gecko Pest Control knows what it takes to control mosquitoes. Call us today, and let us help you.

What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Mosquitoes Around My Yard?

Properly treating mosquitoes requires extensive knowledge of their habits and behaviors. Ineffective DIY techniques can leave you frustrated and let the problem persist. Thankfully, mosquito removal and prevention are easy when you secure professional mosquito control services.

Call Gecko Pest Control today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Longview and let us help you get rid of mosquitoes safely and professionally.