There’s no denying it — mosquitoes are a pain in more than one way. They can prevent you from enjoying your outdoor spaces during the spring and summer, and their bites can leave you itching for days on end. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way you could keep these pesky insects at bay? With Pest Arrest, there is!

We are your Top Rated Local® pest control company, and we can help you claim victory in the war against mosquitoes this year with our professional mosquito pest control services. In our previous post, we answered a few common questions related to mosquitoes, and today, we will answer a couple more. Check them out below, then contact our Katy exterminators to learn about our mosquito control programs!

Frequently Asked Questions About Mosquitoes

Why Are Mosquitoes So Attracted to Me?

It’s true that mosquitoes are attracted more to some people than they are to others, but the research is still out as to exactly why this is. It is well known that carbon dioxide is a key mosquito attractant. In fact, carbon dioxide can draw mosquitoes from more than 100 feet away. Researchers have determined that mosquitoes are more attracted to individuals wearing perfume and drinking beer. Contrary to popular belief, ingesting garlic and vitamin B12 does not deter mosquitoes, and eating bananas does not attract mosquitoes

How Can I Prevent Mosquitoes From Nesting in My Yard?

The best way to prevent mosquitoes from nesting in your yard is to familiarize yourself with the conditions these pests breed in. Mosquitoes thrive in hot, humid conditions, and they prefer to nest in shaded areas. To create a less conducive breeding environment, be sure to keep your trees, bushes, and grass trimmed and pruned, and keep your gutters clear. It is also helpful to remove standing water in your yard, including pet dishes and birdbaths.

Are Mosquitoes Beneficial in Any Way?

Mosquitoes have been around for at least 100 million years. Based on this, you would think they play an important role in the food chain and pollination process. While they do serve as a food source for many different species, their existence is not critical to the ecosystem. The role they serve can easily be filled by other insects. The public health issues and annoyance mosquitoes cause far outweigh any benefit they provide.

What Are the Benefits of Professional Mosquito Control?

There are many reasons why mosquito control is necessary. Some benefits of professional mosquito pest control services include:

  • Guaranteed results. Store-bought products applied by homeowners may not be as effective as professional-grade barrier sprays.
  • Cost savings. Because store-bought products are not as effective, you can save money by hiring a professional.
  • Safety. Effective mosquito control reduces the odds of disease-carrying mosquitoes in your yard.
  • Peace of mind. Because you can rely on professional treatments to be effective, you can enjoy your outdoor living spaces without worrying about bites.

Mosquito Pest Control Services in Katy

When you hire our team to perform mosquito control on your Katy-area property, you can rest assured you’ll be working with a team of experienced professionals. We have been helping homeowners like yourself for more than 20 years, and we are confident that our mosquito pest control services will allow you to enjoy your outdoor spaces in comfort this summer. In fact, our barrier spray will effectively eliminate biters for up to 30 days, and we offer a 30-day guarantee along with a free re-treatment if needed. Don’t wait any longer to get outdoors this season. Call Pest Arrest today!