FIGHT THE BITE
Make the Bugs Go!
Mosquito Truck Spraying
As a rule of thumb, Mosquito Season and The Midnight Riders, A Division of BUGCO® Pest Control begins our Mosquito Truck Spraying Program, commonly known as Mosquito Abatement, for our City, HOA, and Community clients between March to April and goes through October to November depending on the warm Texas weather and precipitation levels.
How often do we Treat?
We commonly treat twice a week depending on the severity of the mosquito population. Your Mosquito Truck Spraying schedule is subject to change based on the weather since the spray cannot be used in rain, that would be Mosquito Spraying – The Wrong Way! The treatment schedule is based on State and Federal safety guidelines and timed to treat for when mosquitoes are most active and beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies are inactive. We also take additional precautions to prevent the over-application of chemicals within too short of a time span.
How can you help?
To be successful in controlling the mosquito population, we need your help! Take matters into your own hands by protecting the areas of your property where the City’s spraying efforts might not reach with mosquito sprays. Here are several examples of things you can do to help reduce the mosquito population and eliminate their breeding sites:
- Clear the Clutter! Get rid of anything that can hold water that becomes stagnant.
- Fill in or drain any low places (puddles, ruts, etc.) in the yard.
- Keep drains, ditches, and culverts free of weeds and trash so water will drain properly.
- Keep roof gutters free of leaves and other debris.
- Cover trash containers to keep out rainwater.
- Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets.
- Empty plastic pools at least once a week and store them indoors when not in use.
- Unused swimming pools should be drained and kept dry during the mosquito season.
- Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps that hold water.
- Change the water in birdbaths and plant pots or drip trays at least once each week.
- Store boats covered or upside down, or remove rainwater weekly.
- Keep grass cut and shrubbery well-trimmed around the house so adult mosquitoes will not hide there.
- Make sure ornamental ponds have fish, which will eat mosquito larvae.
- Repair window screens.
- When outdoors in the evening or when mosquitoes are biting, use personal protection measures to prevent mosquito bites such as insect repellent and appropriate clothing.