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Mosquito Treatment & Control - Get rid of Mosquitoes

If you are a resident in Texas, specifically Plano and Frisco, you know how quickly mosquitos can ruin your summer outdoor activities. While the weather is perfect for things like golf, going to the beach and cook outs, we do have to share those spaces with outdoor critters as well.

And there’s nothing worse than having a day full of fun activities ruined by the invasion of mosquitoes. Texas residents know exactly how big of a nuisance mosquitoes can be. Not only do they cause discomfort by “biting” you, but they also carry various diseases.

Therefore, it is important to avoid mosquitoes by getting the best mosquito treatment so you and your loved ones can stay safe and healthy this summer. In this article, we will discuss the various methods of how to control mosquitoes and what makes an effective mosquito killer trap so you can enjoy your summer and make the most of your outdoor entertainment.

The Importance of Mosquito Treatments

Without a doubt, mosquitoes are a nuisance especially during the summertime. If you spend any time outdoors you will want to keep yourself and your family protected from these little pests.

For survival, mosquitoes usually lay their eggs in water. And while most people think of ponds or lakes, mosquitoes really only require a small amount of water. Once the thousands of eggs hatch, it can be difficult to keep them under control.

Mosquitoes can then find their way inside your home if larvae have hatched on your property. They can easily fit through small gaps or holes leading into your home. You’ll want to keep them out by keeping your windows and doors’ screens in good repair and making sure windows and doors are shut.

Although a mosquito’s “bite” can cause redness, itching, and irritation in both humans and animals, they can also transmit a variety of dangerous diseases to humans.

In north Texas, we can be exposed to viruses such as West Nile or Zika. Other diseases carried by mosquitos are dengue and malaria.

It is advisable to take precautions or utilize mosquito treatment methods when you know you’ll be outside during peak season to avoid mosquito bites,. For instance, using EPA-registered mosquito repellents, wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants, as well as avoiding using scented lotions or bath products.

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Types of Mosquito killer traps

There are many types of mosquito treatment methods and mosquito killer traps that target mosquitos based on what they are attracted to. Some mosquito species are attracted to light and some species prefer to feed in the day and early evening.


BG-Sentinel Trap


The BG-Sentinel trap is made of a tarp-like material and utilizes an attractant such as Octenol. Which replicates the lure of human scent or carbon dioxide. A funnel located at the top of the trap leads mosquitoes to an electric fan that pulls them into a collection net.

BG-Sentinel traps were designed to control the Asian Tiger mosquito and the Yellow Fever mosquito. This is often considered the best way to kill mosquitoes that thrive in urban environments.

Gravid Traps


Gravid traps are designed to catch the Culex species, such as Culex tarsalis or Culex pipiens, that are capable of transmitting West Nile virus, St. Louis Encephalitis and both Western and Eastern Equine Encephalitis.

This trap involves stagnant water which is placed under a fan and blows mosquitoes into a collection container. Since mosquitoes are attracted to water, they become prey to this kind of trap.

The water contains either grass or hay which has been left idle for several days or longer. This acts as an attractant for Culex species as this is the perfect environment in which to lay their eggs.

Another similar trap, the New Jersey Light Trap. However, as the name implies it is not limited for use in New Jersey. It is a generalized adult mosquito trap that is designed to capture a wider spectrum of mosquito species.

This mosquito treatment is meant for a more permanent solution for mosquitoes as it needs to be mounted and powered by an outlet. Due to the New Jersey light trap’s ability to catch a large variety of mosquito species, and in large quantities, it is a great tool for many mosquito control programs.


CDC Light Trap

CDC light traps are an industry standard in adult mosquito surveillance, developed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.

CDC traps are portable and can be utilized in a variety of ways, but the most common model is accompanied by a small light and a carbon dioxide bait source.

The flow of CO2 emanating from the trap will lure adult mosquitoes by simulating the exhaled respiratory gasses of birds or mammals.

Mosquitoes attracted to the trap are drawn in at the top and forced downward by the fan into the collection net where they cannot escape.


How Do I Control Mosquitoes in My Home?

Mosquitoes are an annoying pest but there’s a special level of annoyance when you discover one more in your home. As the weather warms up, you may notice more and more mosquitos have found their way inside your home.

The best option to keep mosquitoes from entering your home is to take a proactive approach. Unfortunately, if one finds its way in, chances are you’ll continue to find mosquitos in your home. This is not only a nuisance that can affect your loved ones, but mosquitos will breed in the premises of your home causing a bigger problem.

In addition to taking steps to protect your outdoor living spaces like using a mosquito killer trap and other methods, below are some ways which can help you on how to control mosquitoes and possible mosquito treatments.

mosquito on the person's arm

Stop mosquitoes from entering your home

The best way to control mosquitoes in your home is to eliminate any areas which can permit the mosquitoes to have access to your home. This can be achieved in the following ways:
  • Maintain fly screens on windows, doors, vents and chimneys
  • Use door strips as they can be a good barrier limiting the entry of mosquitoes from the gaps in the doors and windows

Use insect sprays and repellents around the home

Insect sprays and repellents are effective ways of mosquito treatment which can be used both inside and outside of your house to kill mosquitoes.
  • Use mosquito-coils in outdoor areas
  • Target areas like spraying the shaded shrubbery near your home
  • If mosquitoes are particularly bad, consider using a long-acting surface spray in areas where mosquitoes are more likely to be found

Discourage mosquitoes from breeding in your yard and garden

Yard and garden areas are where mosquitoes are most likely to nourish and breed since these areas have plants and stagnant water, both highly appealing to mosquitoes. The following mosquito treatment for yard suggestions below can be a powerful way to eliminate mosquitoes in a particular area:
  • Clean up your yard and remove anything where water can collect, such as unused pots and tires
  • Cover or overturn open containers to avoid water collection
  • Regularly clean gutters and drains so water runs freely
  • Change pet drinking bowls, bird baths and vase waters at least once a week, or more frequently in very warm weather
  • Put sand around the base of pot plants
  • Keep lawns and gardens trimmed back to reduce the areas where mosquitoes reside

Natural ways to keep mosquitoes away

While it is true that some mosquitos treatment chemicals can be noxious and uneappling to humans as well as mosquitos. The good news is that there are proven natural methods which can deter mosquitoes and protect the premises of your home.
  • Mosquito repellent plants such as marigolds, tulsi, lemongrass, citronella, mint, and catnip
  • Sliced lemon and cloves are repulsive to mosquitoes
  • Use a garlic spray on water repellent surfaces
  • A dish of soapy water can act as a attractant and trap

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mosquito on garden plants

How SafePro Pest Can Help with Mosquito Treatment and Prevention

Summer is the perfect time to find a permanent solution to get rid of mosquitoes. Knowing the best way to kill mosquitoes is essential if you want to enjoy the outdoors.

Professional mosquito control treatments

Professional mosquito control treatments can help reduce mosquitoes by targeting adult mosquitoes and larvae throughout your property. Several factors influence how these treatments can protect you, your family, and your property.

A pest professional can inspect your property and identify mosquito breeding and resting areas with mosquito treatments to more effectively eliminate these pests.

Safe Pro Pest offers a fogging service that can penetrate dense bushes and under leaves where most mosquitoes hide. The best part is that it is completely safe for humans! The products Safe Pro Pest uses are effective at killing mosquitos while remaining non-toxic and completely safe for humans after drying.


Larvicide through In2Care

Another fool-proof mosquito treatment is larvicide, it is the ultimate mosquito treatment for your yard. In order to eliminate mosquito breeding and control established mosquitoes, you’ll want the best thing to kill mosquito larvae and that is larvicide.

With the In2Care device, this tool attracts pregnant female mosquitos. Once inside the trap, mosquitos come into contact with a specially treated gauze that has been contaminated with larvicide and fungus.

Because of their unique egg laying habit, the device allows mosquitos to fly out of the trap while carrying larvicide on their legs. Carrying the larvicide means they will contaminate different breeding sites with larvicide, which kills larvae in difficult-to-find breeding grounds.

As a result, the pregnant mosquito becomes infected with the fungus, which kills it before it can spread diseases.

By utilizing the Safe Pro Pest In2care mosquito treatment process, we can help reduce mosquito problems significantly. Due to excessive heat and humidity that causes evaporation, we recommend service the In2care bucket every three weeks for optimum results.

Mosquito fogging misting tank

This technique is another solution for mosquitoes. Mosquito fogging is a daily mist that you can generate on your own.

The Mist-Away Mosquito Fogging Misting Tank works like a sprinkler system that is generally set up on a timer. At interval mistings mosquitoes will be dead in as little as 15 minutes, it simply cannot get better than that!

Safe Pro Pest Control can install the tank you purchase from us. Lines, tanks, and filters are all installed. We will set the timer for the daily mist based on your preferences.

Keeping your convenience in mind, Safe Pro Pest Control inspects your Mist-Away Mosquito Fogging Misting Tank monthly to ensure optimum results. Not only that, but we also ensure regular cleaning of nozzles and refilling the tank.

Safe Pro Pest keeps in mind your convenience and makes sure everything is done effectively and efficiently. Consistency is key and Safe Pro Pest guarantees the best results in the least amount of time possible. Just know that these services are recommended on a monthly basis during peak mosquito season to ensure a bite-free spring and summer!

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Common Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Mosquito treatments are not only effective in keeping mosquitoes away from you and your loved ones, but also limit their breeding and nourishment so they do not multiply. These mosquito treatments can include both natural and chemical solutions to keep you protected from mosquitoes and pests.

Mosquitoes are most likely to nourish and breed in your yard because this area is primed with plants and stagnant water, both which are optimum for mosquitoes to reproduce. One way to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard is by getting rid of standing water in the form of puddles and downspouts. Secondly, mowing your lawn can help you get rid of mosquitoes as this will reduce the nourishment and strength of mosquitoes.

Although there may not be a best way to get rid of mosquitoes, there are several ways that are effective in reducing and limiting mosquitoes. For instance, natural methods such as lemon and cloves and methods that rely on chemicals such as mosquito repellent sprays.


Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but as long as it limits the mosquitoes from interfering with your health, it is a good way to get rid of mosquitoes.

Although there might not be a direct answer to this question, all the various mosquito killers have their own effectiveness. However, depending on the nature of mosquitoes, their quantity and their total presence, you can find your own effective mosquito killer.


For instance, if the spring season is just around the corner, you may find mosquito repellents to be the most effective killer whereas if your yard is infested by mosquitoes, using professional mosquito control treatments may be the most effective solution.

Mosquito treatments are not only effective in keeping mosquitoes away from you and your loved ones, but also limit their breeding and nourishment so they do not multiply. These mosquito treatments can include both natural and chemical solutions to keep you protected from mosquitoes and pests.

We are available all year round for mosquito treatments. Depending on the pest problems, it takes 2-4 visits to alleviate the issue. We do post checkups and exterminations and if the mosquito issue does not seem to cease during the regular visits, SafePro Pest will return and retreat every 7-10 days as needed.

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