Mosquitoes In Dallas: An All-Inclusive Prevention And Control Guide

mosquito on skin

Few insects can ruin a good time outdoors as quickly as mosquitoes. When they aren’t annoyingly buzzing around your head, these tiny pests are always looking to bite you and consume your blood, leaving itchy welts behind.

Often, effective mosquito control in Dallas comes down to relying on the proven pest control experts at Addison Pest. We have a number of techniques that help you control any mosquitoes currently bothering you and your family, and we can help with preventive techniques to keep them from coming back.

Mosquito Or Not? How To Identify Them At A Glance

Identifying mosquitoes in Dallas can be a challenge because of how small they are. The most common types of mosquitoes are between ¼ and ⅜ of an inch in length, although some may be smaller. Depending on the species that you have near your Dallas home, these insects can primarily have a brown, gray, or black-and-white striped body color. This insect has two wings and six long legs. Its most distinguishing characteristic, however, is its long proboscis, which is a mouth part that it uses to consume blood from people and animals that it bites.

Mosquito Dangers: Itchy Bites, Allergic Reactions And Diseases

One of the main reasons people want to get rid of mosquitoes is because of their propensity to bite. So how do mosquitoes bite? They use their proboscis to penetrate the skin and to drink your blood. Afterward, you probably will have a slight allergic reaction to the bite that results in an itchy welt.

However, a more dangerous aspect of a mosquito bite is the fact that these insects potentially carry disease. Certainly, not every mosquito that bites you is carrying a dangerous disease, but the possibility is there. Some of the diseases mosquitoes are known to spread include:

  • Chikungunya
  • Dengue 
  • Eastern equine encephalitis
  • Rift Valley fever 
  • Saint Louis encephalitis
  • West Nile virus
  • Yellow fever 
  • Zika fever

In some parts of the world, these insects spread malaria, although this is quite rare in Dallas.

The Key To Mosquito Control: Proactive Measures For Prevention

Don’t just sit back and hope that mosquitoes will decide to leave your property on their own. Instead, you need to be proactive about the best ways to repel mosquitoes. The process starts with a treatment plan from our professional pest control service. Part of our treatment process involves deploying proactive measures from our team, but we also give you steps you can take on your property to drive them away and to make the property less hospitable for these pesky insects.

One of our best pieces of advice for mosquito prevention is to remove any standing water around your property. Female mosquitoes need standing water to be able to lay eggs, such as water in a bucket or water trapped inside a gutter. Eliminating these spots drives mosquitoes away from your home as they look for places to lay eggs.

Total Mosquito Control: How Professionals Ensure Long-Lasting Results

At Addison Pest, our professionals can deliver mosquito treatments in Dallas that control any current population of these pesky insects. We then offer tips and techniques that aim to prevent them from returning in the future.

In addition to the measures we mentioned earlier, our team can put together a plan for proactive treatments at your property, preventing new infestations from occurring. We can use a fogging machine to treat areas where mosquitoes are most likely to appear on your property, helping us control them effectively.

Contact us for a free estimate today and to take advantage of our 30-day warranty. We will visit your property and put together a mosquito treatment plan that aims to let you enjoy your time outdoors once again.