Why Do You Need Mosquito Misting?

Misting Nozzle treating shrubsWhy do we highly recommend that all Texas pest control customers take advantage of mosquito misting every summer? Believe it or not, Texas has more deaths from the West Nile Virus annually than any other state. In fact: In 2012, 89 of the 286 West Nile Virus deaths in the United States were in Texas. This deadly virus is most commonly contracted in the summer when mosquitos descend upon our backyards, parks, campsites, and other outdoor spaces. They love the heat, and they feed on human blood.


Mosquito bites may have seemed like a mere nuisance or even a rite of passage when we were kids – but these days, we know better. One of the reasons that mosquitos now carry their viruses here is that Americans are traveling more. Still, in any case, everyone needs to know that mosquitoes are very dangerous to humans, not just because of the West Nile Virus. Malaria is another mosquito-borne virus that infects millions of people around the world every year. It is no longer considered a public health issue here in the U.S., but there are still known cases that occur.


Texans need to do everything they can to reduce the mosquito population. We do our part by performing mosquito misting at homes, businesses, and government buildings throughout the Greater Houston area. Please don’t wait to call us until a mosquito bites you or your child; contact us now before you even notice them in your yard. When it comes to the dangers of the West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, you can’t take any chances.


To schedule a mosquito misting appointment, contact BUGCO® Pest Control today. Our pest control company will be glad to help you prevent the presence of these dangerous insects in your yard.

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