In The Woodlands and the greater Houston area, the climate is perfect for mosquitoes. Storms and frequent rains support mosquito populations throughout the year. Although their activity decreases in the winter, some species have adapted to the cool weather. Unfortunately, tropical arboviruses spread rapidly as the population of these invasive mosquitoes surged.
Mosquito Problems in The Woodlands
Scientists believe that tiger mosquitoes arrived in Houston with a shipment of used tires from Japan. Since 1985, these pests have colonized states from coast to coast. The yellow fever mosquito has a similar range. Both of these invasive species transmit a number of deadly viruses, including chikungunya, Dengue fever, Zika, West Nile virus and several types of encephalitis.
Texas health officials have reported a growing number of Zika cases and mosquito-borne illnesses. A substantial portion of these cases were discovered near The Woodlands. So far, most outbreaks occurred after residents traveled to high-risk areas. However, our climate is ideal for supporting mosquitoes that transmit diseases locally. Heavy rains create ample sites for mosquito eggs and larvae. Since one female mosquito can lay several hundred eggs, it's difficult to keep populations in check.
Mosquito Control Services
Homeowners in The Woodlands may inadvertently create an environment where mosquitoes thrive. Everyone knows that old tires are beloved by mosquitoes, but flowerpots, toys, tools, garbage cans and birdbaths are just as good. Because mosquitoes have an aquatic phase before they mature and a terrestrial phase once they are adults, there isn't a single solution.
At MosquitoNix Houston, we offer multi-prong treatments that eradicate mosquitoes for a full month. First, our mosquito control experts spray your landscape plants, mulches and groundcovers. Botanical ingredients drive out and kill adult mosquitoes that lurk in these areas. This is a critical step. Next, we apply proprietary mosquito-repellant granules to provide lasting protection. Finally, we remove standing water or treat it with a bacterial larvicide. This process addresses each stage of the lifecycle so that you can enjoy your yard without being eaten alive.
Mosquito Misting in The Woodlands
There's another option if you want continuous protection throughout the warm season in The Woodlands. We install mosquito misting systems that will keep your entire yard free from these bloodsucking pests. The system is so inconspicuous that it blends into your existing landscape. It disperses our proprietary blend of plant-based ingredients to keep mosquitoes off your property. With the touch of a button, you can banish the mosquitoes. An automated misting schedule will keep your property pest free whenever you work in the yard or relax outside.
We offer one-time treatments and complete misting systems that are installed on your property for ongoing use. Call MosquitoNix Houston to learn more about our services or to make an appointment. We'll help you reclaim your backyard and your time outdoors. Our services are guaranteed to produce results.