Cypress Creek Pest Control’s Mosquito Operation started out in 1968 as a summer job for Mark Ivey, fogging for the Champions Community Improvement Association. Mr. Ivey started out pulling a thermal fogger behind his 8N Ford Tractor because he did not have a driver’s license.
Today, Cypress Creek Pest Control provides Houston mosquito control services to over 800 communities, cities, towns, chemical plants and manufacturing facilities, and operates up to 21 vehicles at night. Each vehicle is equipped with a ULV (Ultra Low Volume) fog generator designed and built by Cypress Creek Pest Control to provide the quality dependable service our clients expect.
Although the itching and scratching caused by mosquito bites are the common complaints, the real threat of mosquitoes is mosquito-borne viruses. In fact, several varieties of mosquitoes, including the Aedes, are carriers of difficult to treat viruses including Dengue, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever and Zika virus. Mosquito control is the only option to help stop transmission of these viruses.
To keep your employees and communities safe from these life threatening virus, we are proud to introduce In2Care® Mosquito Traps. Unlike traditional traps, In2Care® Traps are the first to exploit the concept of ‘auto-dissemination,’ resulting in an effective kill of mosquito larvae in the Trap itself and surrounding breeding sites. Not to mention, this is also an environmentally friendly solution!
Fact: Only about half of mosquitoes are interested in humans. The female half. This is because they need the nutrients in blood in order to produce their eggs and breed.
Fact: While people with Type O blood have been shown to be bitten more often in certain studies, this probably isn’t about a mosquito preference. A ‘preference’ for certain blood types likely has more to do with the fact that people with different blood types may secrete more lactic acid than others, making it easier for mosquitoes to find them.
Fact: Although all mosquito bites have the potential to cause uncomfortable itching and swollen bumps, not all mosquitoes are carrying diseases.
Fact: Although many people believe that eating certain foods will keep mosquitoes away, it’s simply not true. Mosquitoes may be blood-suckers, but they are not vampires who can be kept at bay with garlic or some other type of food. On the other hand, some studies have shown that people who drink alcohol may be more susceptible to being bitten by mosquitoes, so that may be something to take into consideration.
Fact: While they do like ponds and other collections of stagnant water for breeding, mosquitoes will hang out just about anywhere if there is access to even the slightest amount of water. Dry spots might be less populated with these pests, but even a small puddle or bucket of rainwater will work for laying their eggs.
Fact: Although they do like to hide away during the heat of the day, mosquitoes can still bite even when the sun is up. Mosquitoes are more apt to choose their activity related to the temperature, rather than the time of day. They like the coolness of the evening which is why they tend to come out when the sun goes down, but it’s best to remain protected during all times of day.
Fact: This myth may come from some confusion around certain types of bees who die after stinging a person. As far as mosquitoes go, they are alive and well after biting you. In fact, the simple act of sucking your blood is what allows female mosquitoes to produce eggs—meaning you’ve just contributed to the species growing larger!