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Mosquitoes Suck: How To Protect Your Home From Blood Thirsty Insects

Several different occasions mosquitoes have been voted the world's most annoying insect. Not only is the buzzing of a mosquito obnoxious, but the irritating bites can prove very dangerous. Mosquitoes are the deadliest creatures on the planet. Over 1 million adults and children die every year from diseases transferred by mosquito bites. Diseases such as West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Malaria, and many more. The World Health Organization estimated that malaria causes a child's death every 30 seconds.

With such a dangerous insect nearby, any homeowner needs to protect their family from potential harm from mosquito bites.

Where Mosquitoes Can Be Found

Mosquitoes are one of the most common insects in the world. They thrive in areas with weather and high humidity. In the United States, most of the southern states have large mosquito populations, Texas being one of the worst states when it comes to the mosquito population.

How To Protect Your Home From Mosquitoes

Understanding what attracts and deters mosquitoes is important when it comes to keeping your home and property Mosquito free. Here are a couple of ways to ward off mosquitoes from your McAllen, Texas home:

Remove all mosquito breeding grounds:

  • Fill in areas that have unnecessary standing water in your yard.
  • Make sure to dump out buckets or flower pots that catch rainwater.
  • Ask people in your neighborhood to do the same.

Remove any potential hiding spots:

  • Clear out overgrown brush.
  • Keep the grass cut in your yard.
  • Remove anything that can catch unnecessarily collect water.

Know how to keep them away:

How To Avoid Bites

If you are going to be in an area notorious for hosting a large number of mosquitoes there are many things you can do to avoid bites.

Wear mosquito repellent:

  • The repellent will be your best bet. If you don’t feel comfortable using repellent due to the harsh toxins, no worries. There are many different mosquito repellent options that are all-natural and just as effective.

Choose The Proper Clothing:

  • Avoid deep or dark colors. Light colors are your best bet, especially when you are outdoors.
  • Wear thicker fabrics.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Loose fit clothing creates more protection from bites than tighter fitting clothes.


There are many ways you can beat mosquitoes this year and enjoy the outdoors without worry. Since mosquitoes are the world's deadliest creature, it is important to make sure you do the best you can to assure your family will be safe. Fox Pest Control will make sure they do just that with our monthly mosquito treatments. This will give every homeowner the peace of mind you need to enjoy the outdoors.

Feel free to call Fox Pest Control at (956) 435-7142 for same-day service. You can also visit this link to redeem $50 off your first service .

Posted on October 2, 2019.

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