What Are The Types Of Mosquitoes In El Paso?

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When you think of mosquito control, did it ever occur to you that there are various types of mosquitoes in El Paso?

If you have never thought about what types of mosquitos are in El Paso, you're not the only one.

Mosquito control experts now know that there are about 2,700 species of mosquitoes worldwide. Of that number, 170 species are in the United States – and 60 of them are in El Paso and Las Cruces.

The 60 in El Paso and neighboring New Mexico include the Genus Anopheles, a known carrier of malaria. It is interesting to note that if a mosquito bites a person already infected with the malaria parasite, it can suck up the parasite in the blood and then spread the parasite on to the next person it bites. In cyclical situations like this, you can understand why mosquito control is so critically important.

Other types of mosquitoes in El Paso include Aedes, a carrier of several human diseases, and Culex, which can carry West Nile virus and other encephalitis viruses.

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is relatively new in El Paso and Las Cruces, first showing up in 2018 – a short 4 years ago. And according to the Environmental Health Department, the species has "exploded" of late and they are very difficult to get rid of, without the right mosquito control.

The Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes only need a trace amount of water to thrive and survive. The amount of water that can fit in a bottle cap is enough to complete their life cycle. As such, outdoors in El Paso, they are being found in children's toys that catch residual water from lawn sprinklers. El Paso residents have no idea of how they are contributing to the mosquito control problem.

Aedes Aegypti does not carry the West Nile virus. While they have been known to carry the Zika virus in other regions, that is not a concern at this time in New Mexico.

The Key To Mosquito Control In El Paso For All Types Of Mosquitoes

1. Track The Weather: AccuWeather makes it easy to track mosquito weather conditions in El Paso and nearby Las Cruces. You can use AccuWeather's mosquito forecast to monitor temperatures. As temperatures rise, you may be increasingly susceptible to mosquitoes.

2. Examine Your Surroundings: Know well and practice the 7 Ts of mosquito control to safeguard your family and home against mosquitoes:

Tip: Remove standing water from outdoor spaces.

Toss: Get rid of leaves, firewood, excess grass, and grass clippings from your yard.

Turn: Turn over birdbaths, children's portable sandboxes, or any other items that can hold water.

Target Tarps: Remove tarps that are stretched over firewood, sports equipment, or other items; if these tarps aren't taut, they can hold water that attracts mosquitoes.

Take Care: Cut your grass and perform other home maintenance tasks to eliminate areas that can collect standing water.

Team Up: Talk to your neighbors and work together to limit the risk of mosquitoes in your community.

Treat: Apply a mosquito barrier treatment across your yard.

Remain diligent as you secure your surroundings against mosquitoes. In doing so, you can guard against mosquitoes for the entire season.

3. Partner with the mosquito control expert, Mosquito Squad of El Paso: Mosquito control is key to staying healthy from disease bearing mosquito bites.

Here are four proven, effective mosquito control solutions for El Paso, regardless of what types of mosquitoes in El Paso you encounter.

Original Mosquito Barrier: Subscribe to our El Paso mosquito barrier plan, and our mosquito control specialists will automatically return to your property every 21 days – all season long. This 3-week schedule is the best way to ensure your property receives continuous protection.

Natural Mosquito Control: Because our all-natural mosquito control solution consists solely of essential oils, your family and pets will not have to worry about any adverse health effects. Just wait 30 minutes for the treatment to dry to ensure your property receives the maximum benefits of each treatment.

Automatic Misting Systems: Our mosquito control misting systems release a 30-second treatment that fortifies your yard's protection 2-4 times each day. Automated treatments means that your yard is consistently targeted to tackle your pest control needs. Because each system is remotely controlled, setting up your treatment schedule is simple and convenient.

Special Events Sprays: We can provide effective mosquito control when away from home in outdoor venues for special events. This is ideal to protect guests attending outdoor weddings, graduation parties, family reunions, outdoor concerts, and other outdoor events.

El Paso Mosquito Control Starts With You

Don't delay getting your home treated for mosquitoes. Take the initiative to prevent mosquitoes on your property by following the 7 Ts of mosquito control. And if you're ready to enjoy your yard all season long without worrying about mosquitoes, call our team today to request a free quote for El Paso mosquito control treatment.