Why do we highly recommend that all Houston pest control customers take advantage of mosquito misting every summer? Because 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, but in any case, everyone needs to know that mosquitos are very dangerous to humans – and 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.
All things considered, Texans need to do everything they can do reduce the mosquito population. We do our part by performing mosquito misting at homes, businesses and government buildings throughout the Greater Houston area. Don’t wait to call us until you or your child is bitten by a mosquito; call us now, before you even notice them in your yard. When it comes to the dangers of West Nile Virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, you just can’t take any chances.
To schedule a mosquito misting appointment, contact Bugco today. Our Houston pest control company will be glad to help you prevent the presence of these dangerous insects your yard.