Mosquito Control in El Paso
El Paso is home to many rodents, insects, and other pests that all somehow make their way from the desert into our homes. It’s not uncommon to run into a few mosquitos every now and then, but if you find swarms of them in or around your home, you may have an issue. Not only are mosquitoes a nuisance, they can be harmful to your health. Brants Pest Control is certified to take care of mosquitoes and more!
The Anatomy and Biology of a Mosquito
Biologically, a mosquito is part of the insect family, so you’ll notice they have six legs and wings. Mosquitoes are ectoparasitic, meaning they live on the outside of their host. Other parasites, like fleas or lice, will stay on their host to live, while mosquitoes come and go once they have what they need.
Why Are Mosquitoes a Threat?
Sometimes mosquitoes are only thought to bite us when we’re camping, but mosquitoes live everywhere, even in the city. El Paso is home to multiple species, so it’s important to protect yourself and your home. Mosquitoes are known for feeding on your blood and giving you itchy bumps. They can also spread diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika, which is another reason why your home needs protection.
How Many Species Live in the Desert?
There are actually over 3,000 species of mosquitoes around the world. The Southwest region is home to a couple dozen species, meaning you could be bitten by multiple species in any given day. Each species is unique in their habits, but they all typically leave the well-known red, swollen bumps after biting you.
Avoiding an Infestation
Mosquitoes tend to swarm around water. If mosquitoes continue to swarm around your home, it’s best not to give them anywhere moist to swarm, like a birdbath or fountain. It’s also important to use repellent to avoid bites.
To protect your home from mosquitoes, we use a power spray outside, spraying trees, grass, vines, and walls to keep the mosquitoes at bay. We also add regulators to keep them from reproducing. Our treatment is thorough and lasts up to 30 days. We can do this routinely throughout the year. This will help keep mosquitoes away all year long.
Call Brants Pest Control
If you’re tired of finding pests in your home, we can help. Brants Pest Control specializes in keeping homes free of bugs, so you can live a happier, healthier life. Our affordable products are effective and safe. The bug stops here! Contact us today!