Of the 2,500+ mosquito species throughout the world, 80 of the most aggressive reside right here in Texas…
At the top of the list for most aggressive mosquito species is the Asian Tiger Mosquito (Aedes albopictus)
The Asian Tiger mosquito is a relatively recent arrival in the United States. Originally a native of tropical climates, it came to our shores in used tires that were imported from the tropics between 1985 & 1986. This mosquito is a know carrier of many mosquito-borne illnesses.
The Greater San Antonio area is affected by many mosquito-borne illnesses that affect both humans and pets, including West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, La Cross Encephaltis, Eastern and Western Equine Encephalitis and Canine Heartworms all of which can be transmitted through the bite of an Asian Tiger mosquito.
Mosquito Squad of Greater San Antonio has received many inquiries this season in regards to the Asian Tiger mosquito showing up in the San Antonio area including Cibolo, Alamo Heights, Schertz, Terrel Hills, Olmos Park, Dominion, Fair Oaks Ranch and Boerne, to name a few. Keep in mind no matter what type of mosquitoes are most prevalent on your property, they all have the following in common:
They need water to breed
Only the female can bite
They can fly about 1 to 1.5 miles per hour
They can smell humans from 60 feet away
Mosquito Squad of Greater San Antonio can help prevent and control mosquitoes on your property
We use a variety of methods to help eliminate mosquitoes on your property up to 85%. Our barrier spray program and mosquito misting system combined with “common sense” moisture accumulation preventative measures on your part will ensure your outdoor spot stays mosquito-free for the whole family!
Contact Mosquito Squad of Greater San Antonio today to learn how to take the TIGER by the tail and start enjoying your mosquito-free lifestyle!
These mosquitoes are particularly troublesome because unlike other mosquito species who prefer dusk to dawn feeding times, the Asian Tiger Moquito is active during daylight hours. Asian Tiger mosquitoes are easily identified by black and white stripes in their legs and abdomen similar in coloration to their namesake, the tiger.
The similarities of this mosquito doesn’t stop with it’s appearance either. Asian Tiger mosquitoes are notorious for being aggressive feeders and will return multiple times even when swatted away to ensure a blood meal. It is also believed by many that their bite is more painful and their size is slightly larger than that of an average Culex species mosquito.
Asian Tiger mosquitoes can lay hundreds of eggs in as little moisture as accumulates in the top of a discarded soda bottle top!
Successful mosquito control begins by being proactive about eliminating spots around your home that have the potential to hold moisture: