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Mosquitoes and Standing Water

Mosquitoes Need Water To Reproduce Mosquitoes must have water and they can reproduce in as little as ¼ of an ounce. The best water for mosquito breeding is filled with organic matter, is not clean and is not chlorinated. Mosquitoes also need time to grow to maturity; this usually happens in 4 to 14 days depending on the water temperature. Don’t worry about areas that hold water after a hard rain as long as the water soaks into the earth Read More


Stay Ahead with Mosquito Prevention This Summer

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Make Your Summer More Enjoyable As the days grow hotter and more humid, outdoor activities will expose you to mosquitoes. The more you’re outside, the higher chance you have of mosquito bites. No one likes to feel those itchy and irritated bites over your body. But did you know that there’s a way to have mosquito prevention in your own yard? Don’t settle for being uncomfortable this summer. Don’t Limit Yourself People like to use candles and citronella torches when Read More


How Mosquito Control Can Help Stop the Zika Virus

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Take Control of Your Home Finding the right outdoor mosquito control is one of the best ways to prevent the Zika Virus from entering your home. The Zika Virus and its risks, however, are not widely known, except for the potential health concerns for pregnant women. Understanding what it is and how the virus spreads will help you develop the best plan for home mosquito control. What You Should Know About Zika While you plan to prevent the virus from entering your Read More


Outdoor Misting Systems vs Citronella Torches

Outdoor Misting System Versus Torches

What’s the Best for Your Yard Although backyard torches are popular for keeping pesky mosquitoes away, an outdoor misting system is far superior to any citronella torch. Living in Houston, you’re probably familiar with the number of mosquitoes in the area. Mosquitoes mean annoying itches and unsightly bites, as well as disease and illness, like the Zika virus. That means you need something that will keep them away from your home. When looking at the overall effectiveness, you want something that will Read More


Tips for Backyard Mosquito Control

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Take Control of Your Backyard So, you want to know some useful tips on backyard mosquito control. Living in the Houston area, there’s plenty of places for mosquitos to live and grow. Dealing with annoying and itching mosquito bites gets old quickly. And let’s not forget about the reports of Zika virus. Well, there’s plenty more you can do than just spraying repellent on your skin and lighting a few torches. When it comes to your home and family, you Read More


Mosquito Control Systems for Standing Water in Drainage

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Control Mosquitoes in Your Area When it comes to preventing the spread of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases, mosquito control systems play a crucial role. One critical element of any mosquito control system must be concerned with standing water. This is where mosquitoes breed. Even just two mosquitoes can quickly become an army of mosquitoes in just a short amount of time when left near a source of standing water. Not every water source can be ’emptied out’. Buckets, bowls, Read More


We Upgrade or Repair All Mosquito Control Systems

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Fix your System and Enjoy Your Yard Are you looking to upgrade or repair your mosquito control systems in Houston? We know the mosquito problem in Houston is big with hot and humid weather and water at every corner, they put an end to your fun. MosquitoMax has unmatched experience in troubleshooting residential and commercial mosquito misting system problems. Many companies won’t repair a misting system that they didn’t install, but we will. And in most cases,


Larvanator Review

Our Larvanator is becoming a great addition to the existing landscape and irrigation work families and businesses are currently using.  It was tried, used and reviewed at the 82nd Annual Purdue Pest Management Conference, held last month at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. See the Larvanator review published on Pest Control Technology.  


How Houston Mosquito Misting Systems Work

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Take Back Your Yard Houston mosquito misting systems work by regularly spraying a desired protection area through misting nozzles. They connect by small diameter (1/4″) nylon tubing lines with a highly diluted insecticide and water mixture in the 150 to 240 PSI range. Eventually, you will have eliminated all of the adult mosquitoes living within your area. This is usually done over the course of a few weeks. The mosquito insecticides approved for use in these mist systems kill insects Read More


What happens to mosquitoes in the winter?

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As long as there is water, mosquitoes can survive.  Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in water or areas that will eventually hold water like ditches and flower pot saucers.  As long as temperatures remain above freezing, mosquitoes won’t die and will survive in winter. Mosquitoes can survive winter in the larval or adult stage.  The larvae grow slower if the water temperature is cold – around 50 degrees – but as long as there is standing water they survive and Read More