Pest Management combines three chemicals together; each designed to attack mosquitos on a different biological level. Most companies use a tank or sprayer from the truck, which only lays down a layer of chemical over the tops of foliage and bushes. At PMOT, we have a unique backpack system that allows our technicians to approach each job with an up close and personal technique. The backpacks are capable of delivering a targeted fog that is 10 times more powerful than a spray. This concentrated system not only lays down a layer of chemical on top of the foliage, but penetrates and opens up foliage to conquer all dark places mosquitos hide during the day, such as under decks, within woodpiles, and deep within bushes. We offer a summer program from April thru August to protect your family from West Nile and Zika virus.
Mosquito Life Cycle
The mosquito goes through four separate and distinct stages of its life cycle: Egg, Larva, Pupa, and Adult.
- Egg – Eggs are laid one at a time and are attached together to form rafts. These rafts can contain up to 200 eggs and float on the surface of water. Most eggs hatch into larvae within 48 hours; others might withstand subzero winters before hatching.
- Larva - Most larvae hang upside down on the surface of the water and have tubes for breathing and attach to plants to obtain their air supply. Larvae shed (molt) their skins four times, growing larger after each molt.
- Pupa - The pupae are mobile responding to light changes and moving their tails towards the bottom but this is the resting and non-feeding stage of development. When development is complete, the pupal skin splits and the adult mosquito emerges.
- Adult - The adult rests on the surface of the water for a short time to allow its body parts to harden. Then the adult crawls out of the water to prepare its wings and allow them to dry properly before it can fly. Blood feeding and mating does not occur for a couple of days after the adults emerge. Female mosquitos will live up to weeks while the males will die shortly after they mate.
Watch the complete metamorphosis of a mosquito.
West Nile Virus
West Nile virus (WNV) is most commonly transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Approximately 80% of West Nile virus infections in humans have no symptoms. The appearance of symptoms is typically between 2 and 15 days. Symptoms may include fever, headaches, fatigue, muscle pain or aches, nausea, vomiting, and rash. Currently, no vaccine against WNV infection is available. In 2012 the US experienced one of its worst epidemics in which 286 people died, with the state of Texas being hard hit by this virus.
The best method to reduce the rates of WNV infection is mosquito control. Home owners can use various methods to limit mosquito breeding areas by eliminating standing pools of water, old tires, buckets, flowerpots, gutters, pet bowls, and unused swimming pools or birdbaths. On an individual basis, the use of personal protective measures to avoid being bitten by an infected mosquito, via the use of insect repellent containing DEET, using and repairing window screens, wearing protective clothing when outside from dusk to dawn, and avoiding areas with heavy vegetation.
Now in Texas Zika Virus
Zika is a mosquito-borne virus. It causes mild symptoms of fever, skin rash, joint and muscle pain, headaches, and eye redness. About one in five people who are infected actually become sick. There's no vaccine or specific treatment for the disease, and it typically clears up with rest and fluids within a week. However doctor now suspect a link between the Zika virus and babies born with microcephaly. Microcephaly is a birth defect that causes abnormally small head sizes in children and stunts brain development. With average global temperatures rising each year, the mosquitoes can be found even farther beyond those tropical areas now. This virus, once foreign to the Americas, pose a substantial concern for developing in certain parts of the United States. In February 2016, the first case of this virus transmission was discovered in Texas. The world's population has tripled in just the past 60 years giving mosquitos more people to bite. With climate not changing soon and the population only are getting bigger. "The mosquitoes are here; and the disease is here."
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