Mosquitoes on your property can be an inconvenience, making outdoor living spaces less enjoyable. More importantly, they can also present a health hazard to your household. Here's a closer look at why residential mosquito control is necessary for your family's well-being. 

What Kinds of Health Issues Can Mosquitoes Cause?

1. Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is very rare in the U.S., but outbreaks have occurred in Texas, Florida, and Hawaii in the past. Symptoms include body pain, rash, and fever. If the illness becomes severe, Dengue fever can also be life-threatening. Many infections resolve in a few weeks with the right medical care, including fluids to prevent dehydration. 

2. Zika Virus

While the Zika virus has not been found in the U.S. over the last few years, it's still a cause for concern. Most people don't experience any symptoms after being infected. However, the virus has been known to cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which can result in muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis in extreme cases. 

The more significant risk is the effect it has on unborn babies, as it can lead to serious birth defects if pregnant women are infected. With effective mosquito control, you can reduce the risk of contracting the disease.

3. Skin Allergies

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Many people can also experience an allergic reaction when in contact with mosquito saliva. In this case, the area of the bite can swell to four inches in diameter, which is much larger than the standard inflammation. 

People with mosquito allergies also experience pain and itchiness in the affected area, and this discomfort can last for several days. While allergy medication can relieve symptoms, the best defense is to eliminate these insects from your property. 


If you need help with mosquito control, contact Mosquito Shield® of North Houston in Spring, TX. Their highly skilled and trained technicians eliminate pest problems by using a special spray that creates a robust barrier around your backyard and outdoor areas. They also take the time to monitor conditions on your property to ensure you remain protected. Visit their website to learn more about their process, or call (832) 777-5623 to schedule an appointment.