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With so many years of experience, you’ll find that our services are as effective as they come. Texan Mosquito Systems can help deal with several types of environments. The goal is simple, we want to make sure that our services are of the highest effectiveness possible. With that being said, there are several things you should know about mosquitoes and the dangers they bring to you and your family. If you don’t find your question here, make sure to reach out to us at your earliest convenience.

What type of pathogens do mosquitos carry?
These insects are known to carry the Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. Most people are infected with West Nile Virus when bit by an infected mosquito. Additionally, West Nile Virus has been detected in 48 states. If you work outside, the likelihood of infection is high.

How do mosquitos acquire the virus?
Mosquitos can become infected when they feed on infected birds. Birds that are predators can contract it from eating sick or dead birds already infected with West Nile Virus. Most people with West Nile Virus don’t feel sick. Approximately 1 in 5 people who are infected develop fever or other symptoms. Additionally, about 1 out of 150 people may experience fatal illnesses.

When are mosquitoes the most active?

Mosquitoes are annoying at any time you encounter them, but did you know mosquitoes are more active in certain times of the year? While some people are under the belief that mosquitoes are only active during the summer, it’s not really about a specific time of year, rather the temperature levels. Some species thrive in colder months, while others will hibernate and wait for warmer temperatures. For species that hibernate, they’re most active when temperatures reach 50-degree Fahrenheit on a consistent basis.

How do I prevent my nozzle from continually getting clogged?
You need to filter your water as much as possible. However, hard water deposits are part of the misting system. Therefore, to remove these deposits, initiating specific steps will help. First, you remove the clogged nozzle from the system. Next, you remove the O-ring from the misting vent. Soak the clogged misting nozzle or nozzles in white vinegar or CLR for an hour or more. Then, thoroughly rinse the nozzle. After flushing your misting lines, mount the misting nozzles back into your system. If these methods don’t work, you may have to replace them.

How effective are mosquito misting systems?
According to a research study funded by the state of Florida and conducted by entomologists at Florida A&M University, the systems are highly effective. During the first few weeks of study, reduction for treated yards compared to untreated yards ranged from 71% to 98%.

How are misting systems more effective than repellents and control products?

Mosquito repellents and control products are not only ineffective at certain times, but they also require consistent investment to maintain their effectiveness. On the other hand, mosquito misting systems are a one-time investment guaranteed to kill mosquitoes and keep them away from your premises.

Have more questions?

For more questions regarding mosquitoes and our misting systems, contact us at your earliest convenience. Your questions are important to make sure you understand our misting systems work and why they are an excellent choice for home and building owners. Our friendly representatives will be more than happy to discuss our services and how they can help you. Contact us today by calling (713) 344-1984