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Top 5 Fun Outdoor Activities In Houston, Texas

Posted on August 9, 2015 by - Uncategorized

It’s summer and we all know that Houston’s hot weather brings out all the bugs and mosquitoes. This sometimes prevents people from jumping in the pool or even having a barbeque in their own backyard! If you are one of these people who is irritated by backyard bugs, Houston has a lot of other great outdoor activities that visitors as well as Houstonians can enjoy. Here are the top 5 fun & adventurous outdoor activities to explore in Houston this summer!

Enjoy A Variety Of Activities At Hermann Park

Hermann Park has been a historically significant public park for 101 years. Its 445-acres is located in the heart of Houston and welcomes diversity and a strong sense of community. Throughout the years, there have been quite a few additions to the park making it even more appealing to its patrons. These activities include The Houston Zoo, Miller Outdoor Theatre where you can enjoy concerts, plays, and dance shows, The Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Houston Garden Center, The Japanese Garden, The Hermann Park Golf Course, and a train ride that takes you through Hermann Park.

Visit The San Jacinto Monument & Battleship Texas

A significant aspect of Texas’ history sits right here in Houston. As the world’s tallest war memorial, the San Jacinto Monument honors those who fought for Texas’ independence. The monument, being a museum and a library itself, looks over the Houston Ship Channel and Battleship Texas. Battleship Texas participated in some of the most significant naval battles of the 20th centuries including World War I & II. Come walk the decks of the ships and take your own or a guided tour. Due to their close distance from each other, explore both the monument and the battleships in one visit and picnic at the San Jacinto Battleground site!

Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown

Relieve yourself from the scorching heat at Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown, Houston’s premier destination for fun! With thrill rides, kids & family rides, SplashTown is perfect for the whole family. Throughout the summer, the waterpark hosts concerts, dive’n’ movies, and some special events for all ages. Visit our park today!

Discovery Green

As a large urban green space right in the heart of Houston, Discovery Green offers continuous entertaining programs, attracting a diverse crowd while maintaining a beautiful green park. The park offers a jogging trail, playground, various restaurants, outdoor art displays, putt putt golf, and concerts for Houstonians and visitors to enjoy. The park also promotes healthy living with exercise classes like yoga & Zumba, and activities such as recycling, volunteering, and kayaking & paddle boarding on Kinder Lake. Discovery Green is the perfect place for a relaxing, fun outing with friends and family!

Run & Bike at The Anthills/Terry Hershey Park

The Anthills / Terry Hershey Park is the #1 trail in Houston, TX. The 16 mile out and back trail is primarily used for mountain biking, road biking & walking and is accessible all year round. Its beautiful scenery and different trails according to level of difficulty, the park is suitable for people of all ages. Go outside, come to Terry Hershey Park and take a nice stroll or bike ride throughout Harris County!

Don’t Worry About Mosquitoes!

After exploring the outdoors of the city, it’s nice to come home to your own yard and relax. However, you’re probably wondering how you’re supposed to enjoy the outdoors this summer with all the mosquitoes around. Our team at The Mosquito Company installs mosquito misting systems in people’s backyards that spray into the yard twice a day to limit the mosquito population. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible in your own backyard so you can enjoy that late night swim and barbeque with friends and family. The Mosquito Company loves the outdoors and we love helping residents enjoy them too. Contact us to enjoy your backyard today!

TMC’s Misting Systems Get Rid Of Other Pests Too!

Posted on July 14, 2015 by - Uncategorized

Do you absolutely hate dealing with pesky critters like mosquitoes, spiders, fleas, and other annoying bugs? Well, you’re not alone. Here in Texas, we know the bugs can get out of control, especially in these warmer, summer months. However, the folks here at The Mosquito Company have some great news for you! Invest in our long-lasting, bug control solution that’s hassle free and guaranteed to rid your backyard of all annoying insects. Our self-designed, automatic spray system not only rids your backyard area of mosquitoes but it also works to fight against spiders, fleas, and other bugs too! Finally, you and your pets can enjoy the comfort of your backyard area without having to deal with irritating bugs. Invite your friends over and celebrate, for you can now enjoy a BBQ without having to whip out your bug swatters.

Automatic Misting Systems To Fight Against Pests

The Mosquito Company services the Houston and Austin areas with our revolutionary and reliable misting products that help fight against uninvited pests. Our self-designed misting system uses the active ingredient pyrethrin, which is a contact poison that affects various insects through their nervous systems. Pyrethrin leaves minimal residual effects once it’s sprayed and will be quickly degraded by sunlight, which poses no risk to you and your family. The Mosquito Company’s system allows you to have full control when the mists are sprayed in your outdoor space. All you have to do is set the timer via a remote control & our long-lasting, misting system will do the work of removing pests for you!

Contact The Mosquito Company Today

If you have questions about any of our bug control products, call us at our Houston office by dialing (713) 468-1980 and we’ll be happy to help. Feel free to also reach out to our Austin and College Station locations if those are more convenient for you. We look forward to helping you live a bug-free life! Call us today!

The Benefits Of Installing A Mosquito Misting System

Posted on June 10, 2015 by - Uncategorized

It’s a question as old as humanity itself: what’s the best way to keep pests as far away from us as possible? Mosquitoes are some of the more infamous offenders, disrupting our summer nights and plaguing our barbeques. There are loads of methods out there claiming to completely deter mosquitoes and their annoying bites, but which one is the most effective?

If you want an intuitive, hassle-free, and long-lasting solution, then The Mosquito Company’s self-designed timed spray system is the method for you. Unlike other mosquito repellent options, such as citronella candles, the timed spray system routinely sprays your outdoor space to ensure that it stays mosquito free daily, without you having to do a thing. You set the mechanical timer via remote control, and the system does the rest.

According to North Dakota State University, citronella candles and other repellent methods are ineffective in outdoor areas, which is precisely where most mosquito-human confrontation occurs. This is exactly where our timed spray system excels. Using either pyrethrin, a naturally occurring flower whose chemical makeup affects the nervous systems of insects, or the synthetic version, called permethrin, our products are effective for the area you want to become mosquito free. The best part is that the spray remains active for a longer amount of time than candles or carbon dioxide traps, and its residual effect is only harmful to insects. To find out more about any of our products, call (713) 468-1980 for our Houston office, (512) 506-9411 for our Austin office, or (979) 272-6360 for our College Station office.

Houston’s Above Average Rainfall Means More Mosquitoes

Posted on May 21, 2015 by - Uncategorized

One of the questions that we frequently answer at The Mosquito Company is what are the contributing factors to having lots of mosquitoes appear on your property. Unless you’re a new resident to Texas, most people that grew up around Houston and Austin understand that more rainfall translates to more mosquitoes.

As you can see from the chart below, we have had quite a bit of rainfall this year that is above normal:


The reason why you’ll notice more mosquitoes in your yard this season is quite simple. Mosquitoes need water for their eggs to hatch, which is why female mosquitoes often lay their eggs near standing water or very wet soil. Hence, the more rain that falls, the more opportunities there are for females to lay their eggs. More eggs means more mosquitoes, which is where The Mosquito Company comes in. We have helped countless families and property owners rid of their homes and backyards of mosquitoes. Our outdoor spraying systems keep mosquitoes at bay and help you appreciate your yard. Don’t let this mosquito season prevent you from enjoying your yard. Call The Mosquito Company today!

Our New Youtube Video: How To Operate a Mosquito Sprayer System

Posted on March 13, 2015 by - Uncategorized

A mosquito misting system can help keep your yard free from those annoying pests, and allow you to enjoy a that beautiful day outside without worrying about itching and scratching later. After you have your mosquito sprayer system installed, knowing how to properly set up the system to operate on its own can come in handy. Our new youtube video, which you can watch by clicking here, will provide you with some important information about your system.

Setting The Timer System

After you remove the weatherproof cover, un-latch the box on the mechanism to reveal the timer system. Set the time of day based on the arrow coming from the center of the dial. Once you have the time of day set, you can set the times that you would like the system to run by using lining up the red markers around the edge of the dial with the corresponding time.

You can alter the length of each spray cycle by using the dial located to the right of the time of day dial and below the mode switch. This dial ranges between 0 to 110 seconds. Just line up the dial with how many seconds that you want the system to run for each cycle.

It’s recommended that you run three cycles per day, for about 30 to 35 seconds each cycle. You can run more or less cycles and adjust the time based on your needs.

Turning On The System

After you have set the timer, simply put the mode switch in the “auto” position. You can close the timer box and seal the system to let it run through the timer continuously, turning on only for the cycles that you had set. If you wish to run extra cycles beyond what you set on the timer, you can turn the system on for a cycle by using the remote control that is provided with the system.

Maintaining Your Mosquito Sprayer System

It is important to check the system to make sure it’s running properly. You should first open the timer box and check the light located below the time-of-day dial. If this light is red, it means that the tank is empty and needs to be replaced. Another key component to check is the pressure gauge, located outside and to the left of the timer box. The ideal pressure for the system to run at is around 195 to 200 PSI. If you find that your system is running above or below this level, you can use the knob located below the pressure gauge to adjust the pressure by twisting left or right.

If you are experiencing a problem with your system, you can put the mode switch to “test”. In this mode, the system will run continuously until the tank runs dry, allowing you or a maintenance professional to look around and find where the problem is without the system shutting off. This mode is usually only used for installation and maintenance purposes.

Whenever you are finished setting your timer or checking your system, remember to close the timer box and re-seal the system with the weatherproof cover, making sure it has a tight fit around the edge of the tank. This will help keep water and other debris away from the system.

Turning the System Off

To turn the system off, simply put the mode switch in the “Off” position, which is at a neutral center. While the system is off, the system can be turned on remotely and run for one cycle by using the remote control.

If you have any questions about operating your mosquito mister system or would like to know more about how your home can benefit from having a mosquito mechanical sprayer system, call the experts at The Mosquito Company. We offer complete mosquito solution to residents in Austin, Houston, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today!

The Mosquito Now Serves College Station & Bryan, Texas

Posted on July 11, 2014 by - Uncategorized

For the past two decades, The Mosquito Company, Inc. has helped the communities of Austin and Houston, Texas enjoy their backyards by providing dependable mosquito misting systems to fight off the most annoying of insects, mosquitoes. Our years of expertise and immense knowledge about mosquitoes have earned us a highly reputable name in the mosquito control business. Having succeeded in saving Austin and Houston’s residents from irritating bites and scratchy itches, we are thrilled to announce that we have officially expanded our installation and repair services to College Station and Bryan, Texas to help more people enjoy their outdoor living space.

Having already served a number of residents in Bryan and College Station over the years, we have become familiar with the area’s environmental nuances and we has the tools, formulas and methods needed to give you the most effective solution for your backyard.

Contact The Mosquito Company For A Quote Today!

As a top-notch manufacturer and distributor of mosquito control equipment, we can assure you that you will enjoy and love your background even more once it is mosquito-free. Feel free to give us a call to receive a quote for your area or to learn more about our mosquito misting systems and services. We look forward to hearing from you!