Is Zika Still a Threat in the US?

The mosquito-borne Zika virus dominated the news headlines for much of the summer of 2016. Although the Centers for Disease Control lifted the last Zika cautionary travel designations in June and August of 2017, it is warning that the Zika threat is far from over. Why Is Zika so Dangerous? In adults, the Zika virus is typically…

Mosquito Repellent Myths

Mosquitoes are by far some of the oldest pests known to mankind. Over the years, these problematic insects have earned a reputation for spreading sickness and disease. To keep mosquitoes away, homeowners and businesses throughout Texas are urged to take the necessary precautions. During the warmer months, mosquito bites are especially common. Here are some…

Where Mosquitoes are Common in Houston

Houston’s climate makes the perfect breeding spot for mosquitoes. These blood-sucking insects thrive in warm, humid areas where they can multiply and feed on people and animals. They’re found throughout residential, commercial, recreational and industrial landscapes in both rural and urban areas. Mosquitoes don’t pop up out of thin air; in fact, they’re in the…

Where Do Mosquitoes Go in the Winter?

Mosquitoes are a well-known summertime pest, often showing up to ruin outdoor get-togethers and camping trips. However, just because mosquitoes are less active during the winter months doesn’t mean that they disappear. By understanding the life cycle of a mosquito, you can take steps to protect your home from the these irritating blood-suckers when the…

Happy Holidays from MosquitoNix

Have you remembered to plan for pest control during the holiday season? Pests such as mosquitoes are a particularly common problem during outdoor gatherings such as backyard BBQs. At MosquitoNix Houston, we know you want to provide the most comfortable surroundings for all of your Labor Day BBQ guests. Fighting off swarming mosquitoes is not…

The Deadliest Mosquito Diseases

Texas is home to more than 85 different mosquito species, many of which can transmit disease. No one likes mosquito bites, but many people aren’t aware that every year, millions of people die from diseases that are transmitted by mosquitoes. While we’re relatively lucky to be safe from many of those diseases here in Texas,…