Mosquitoes Season in Bryan and College Station
Generally, we say that mosquito season in Bryan and College station runs from February until mid-October. However, with the crazy weather, mosquitoes can be around all year long. If January should prove to be warmer, then expect an earlier start to the dreaded mosquito season. This means that now is a great time of year to evaluate mosquito control around your home or business.
Options for Mosquito Control
Monthly pest management is usually the first choice for mosquito control and there is also the option of using mechanical means to control mosquitoes too. Mechanical devices are tools such as foggers that activate periodically and spray a contact pesticide on plants and around yards. Is one of these better than the other? It really depends on your home or business environment. The problem with foggers is that they are not specific in that they spray and the pesticide damages or kills whatever makes contact with it. That may include bees. A monthly pest control service addresses mosquito control based on the mosquito lifecycle. The foggers only kill the adults, but a pest control technician can address mosquito populations before the adults emerge. This means treatment of standing water and even soil where mosquito eggs are likely to be waiting for warmer weather to hatch.
Controlling Mosquitoes year-round
Mosquito control is tricky because the females, which are those that bite you, may travel for miles to find you. That means that mosquito control around your yard might not stop them. When you work with one of our experienced pest control technicians, you are gaining an expert in mosquito control and that benefits the effort to control mosquitoes.
You can target mosquitoes in all four stages of their lifecycle – egg, larva, pupa, and adult. We tend to only notice the adults because the female is the one who bites us. We might notice the larvae, but the eggs are nearly too small to see and the pupa are well hidden. Foggers generally only deal with the adults, but most of the adults are males and they don’t drink blood. Only the female mosquito drinks blood. Because of this, foggers may help to control adult mosquitoes but not at their source. To do that you need to find their breeding grounds or employ a proactive approach that helps to control the entire mosquito population and that means eggs, larvae, pupa, and adults.
Mosquito Season in Bryan and College Station
Expect the adult mosquitoes to emerge by February and in all reality, the mosquito season is year-round. It just requires that you target mosquitoes throughout their entire lifecycle. Doing so helps to prevent the potential of yellow fever and other diseases that mosquitoes around Texas may transmit.
To learn more about year-round pest control for your home or business, reach out to our team of professionals. We provide comprehensive and affordable pest control services to homes and businesses throughout the Bryan and College Station communities. If you have questions, we are happy to provide answers. Just give us a call.