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Austin Mosquito Control and the Aggressive Asian Tiger Mosquito

Texas got invaded! Yes, it’s true, for in 1985 an invasive bug, the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) was discovered in Texas. The used tire market shares a large portion of the blame in the Asian tiger’s migration. From Asia to Hawaii to Texas and now, across the entire Eastern Seaboard, this feisty little bugger is unfortunately here to stay. What makes Asian tiger mosquitoes such a nuisance? There are a couple of statistics that make them a really nasty bug to be exposed to:

Asian tiger mosquitoes are fierce! Unlike some species of mosquitoes that are easily intimidated by waving arms and hands, the Asian tiger mosquito takes attempts at keeping it at arms length personally. It is considered the most aggressive of the mosquitoes species.

Day-feeding mosquitoes.
Most mosquitoes are out and about from dusk till dawn, but not the Asian tiger mosquito. Anytime is a good time to bite and suck your blood. They are most active during the heat of the day.

Indiscriminate feeders.
They will use any blood to help with their egg production: reptile, amphibian, bird, wild or domestic animal, and human. All are considered fair game. This is what also makes the Asian tiger mosquito a vector (carrier) of harmful diseases and illnesses, such as West Nile Virus (WNV), Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Chikungunya, malaria, Dengue fever, Yellow fever, and more.

Massive breeders.
Like other mosquitoes, Asian tiger mosquitoes respawn themselves at alarming rates: up to 3,000 eggs in a single female’s two year life-span! It also does not take copious amounts of water for them to breed in: a soda bottle cap’s worth will do.

Hibernators. Many times, we rely on our intermittent cold snaps to reduce the population of nuisance bugs like cockroaches, fleas, and mosquitoes. Asian tiger mosquitoes are one of the breeds of bugs that hibernates, in much the same way that a bear would, this deep sleep puts the mosquito on “pause mode.” Once the weather warms, they come out in full force: swarms of them! Ready to pick back up right where they left off: breeding and feeding.

Mosquito Control Austin

Mosquito Squad of Greater Austin mosquito control can help you gain access to your yard again this season. Our EPA-approved barrier spray safely eliminates up to 85% – 90% of all mosquitoes, ticks and other nuisance bugs on your property. Unlike our competitors, we spray the entire perimeter of your landscape. Many only spray the around your home’s perimeter, which is not true barrier protection for your property. We are committed to making your yard, business, daycare, animal hospital, golf course, or special event a safer, more accessible living space that you can enjoy all season long.

To learn more, we welcome your call at 512.848.6032 or you can send us an email at greateraustin@mosquitosquad.com.

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