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Why Insect Control?

Why Insect ControlEveryone knows how annoying mosquitos can be, and how irritating their bite is. However, a lot of people still ask, “why insect control?” At Crusader Mosquito Control, we understand how important it is to help guard you and your family from insect and mosquito bites. Therefore, we offer advanced mosquito misting solutions for family & pet protection from insects and mosquitos.

Your yard should be a place where you can relax and have fun. However, many people avoid their yards because of mosquitos. No one wants to get bit by disease carrying mosquitos or deal with itchy bites. Even more so, no one wants to watch their children, grandchildren, or pets scratch incessantly and be uncomfortable because of mosquitos and other flying insects. Luckily, mosquito misting systems effectively kill mosquitos in your yard for family & pet protection from insects.

At Crusader Mosquito Control, we install, repair, and maintain state-of-the-art mosquito control misting systems that automatically spray your yard with pyrethrin’s, botanical insecticides and repellents.. With the right mosquito misting systems, you can enjoy your back yard during peak mosquito season and ensure that your loved ones are protected.

Mosquito Control & Health Concerns

If you’re saying, “So, they are unpleasant, but why insect control?” then we have another reason you need family & pet protection from insects. Mosquitos can negatively affect your health and spread many life-threatening diseases. Consider these frightening mosquito-borne illnesses to learn why insect control is important:

Mosquito Allergies

While most people notice a small hive and skin irritation after a mosquito bite, those with mosquito allergies often experience more severe reactions. Mosquito allergies can lead to swelling, fluid-filled blisters, and welts that are extremely painful. In some cases, people can even have more severe allergic reactions. Therefore, invest in family & pet protection from insects with a mosquito misting system from Crusader Mosquito Control.

West Nile Virus

One of the most common mosquito-borne illnesses in the Houston area is West Nile Virus. This infection can cause many unwanted symptoms, like fever, headache, body aches, joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and rashes. However, more concerning is that the virus can enter the brain and become life threatening. That is why insect control is so important in the Houston area – as we have a long mosquito season and we often see cases of mosquito-borne illnesses in our area.

St. Louis Encephalitis

Another disease you might get from a mosquito in Houston is called St. Louis Encephalitis. This virus can also enter the brain and cause major damage, including long-term disability or death. Those affected by the virus may experience fever, headache, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and other undesirable symptoms.


The Zika virus is especially frightening for women who are pregnant. If a woman contracts Zika virus during pregnancy, it can cause birth defects and developmental delays in their babies. In some cases, it can lead to Guillain-Barré syndrome, which causes your muscles to rapidly weaken and deteriorate, which can be life threatening. About 80% of people with Zika don’t know they have it, as most don’t experience symptoms. However, it can cause fevers, rashes, joint pain, and eye discoloration.

Dengue Fever

Another risk of mosquito bites in Houston is dengue fever. This virus can lead to fevers, headaches, muscle and joint pain, and rashes. It can be life threatening and is especially dangerous for children.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is another virus that spreads through mosquito bites and can seriously impact your health. Yellow fever can cause flu-like symptoms and yellowing skin and eyes due to liver damage. About 15% of people who contract the virus develop more serious symptoms that can lead to bleeding, shock, organ failure, and even death.

So, that is why insect control is so important. At Crusader Mosquito Control, we work hard to help protect your family from mosquitos to help prevent these frightening illnesses and to allow you to enjoy your outdoor spaces. Whether you need a mosquito misting system installed, repaired, or maintained, we have the affordable and practical solutions you need for family & pet protection from insects.