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Mosquitoes are a Worldwide and Local Threat

“Because of the way we live these days, we are all vulnerable,” said director Su Rynard of Discovery Channel’s Mosquito documentary. Rynard discussed how a growing population has contributed to changes that are resulting in the worldwide spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Changes resulting from a worldwide growing population include increased urbanization and travel. Mosquitoes Transmit Many… Read more »

How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles To Suck Your Blood

Watch this interesting video on how mosquitoes use six needles to suck our blood and what they leave behind that is so harmful to us. This mosquito video is part of DEEP LOOK, a series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios. The video quality and incredible close-ups are remarkable. But… Read more »

Tuxedo Mosquito Control selected as a Cobb Chamber 2017 Top 25 Small Business of the Year!

Tuxedo Mosquito is very pleased to have been selected as a Cobb Chamber of Commerce 2017 Top 25 Small Business of the Year! As one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Georgia and one of the top three chambers in the nation, the Cobb Chamber is one of Georgia’s most prestigious business organizations and we are honored to… Read more »

Tuxedo Mosquito Control in the Marietta Daily Journal

Tuxedo Mosquito Control was recently featured in the Marietta Daily Journal! Our mosquito services keep cast & crew members of Georgia’s booming TV and film industry mosquito-free on outdoor shoots. Keeping Georgia’s TV & Film Industry Mosquito-Free With our services, you get no mosquitoes all year long. For any TV and film industry work, that… Read more »

It’s Almost Fall, But Mosquitoes Aren’t Gone Yet!

The first day of fall is September 22nd, but mosquitoes are here to stay while the weather’s warm. Any bit of heat and moisture is guaranteed to keep mosquitoes around to feast throughout fall, really. Mosquitoes just need the smallest amount of water to gestate. Your best bet to make sure you keep mosquitoes away… Read more »

David Maddox Discusses Mosquitoes on WSB-TV 2

Georgia has been facing a drought, and mosquitoes are still thriving. Although water is the mosquito breeding ground, mosquitoes actually need less than a teaspoon of water to breed. Mosquito season is during the summertime when it’s warmer and more people are spending time outdoors. Be it a drought that stretches for months, or a… Read more »

Check out the New NPMA Zika Resource Package

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has compiled collateral materials for pest management professionals regarding Zika that actually provides valuable information for anyone within the Americas. There has been much misinformation going around regarding the Zika virus, and the NPMA aims to clear most of that with their newly released resource package. The Importance of… Read more »

Zika Worries U.S. Health Officials

The Aedes aegypti, which is the mosquito that transmits the Zika virus, is not usually found within northern parts of the United States. Experts are now saying that this dreaded mosquito will soon be found there, and in growing concentrations throughout the entire United States. Present and Future of Zika in the Americas Scientists continue… Read more »

West Nile Virus & Memory Loss

With all of the recent news regarding the Zika virus, people may have forgotten about the West Nile virus, but it’s still out there, and it’s not going away any time soon. To add to that, new research shows that the West Nile virus has longer term implications than previously known, including memory loss and… Read more »

Six US-Born Children with Zika-Related Birth Defects

At least six babies developed birth defects that as a result of their mother contracting the Zika virus, said federal health officials. At least three babies were born with the birth defects, and at least three babies were lost to miscarriages or aborted. The CDC confirmed that all of the infected women in the U.S…. Read more »

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We Have a Zika Virus Update!

We have a Zika virus update! Watch this video and stay ‪informed with how the Zika virus can affect you! ‬ Zika Virus Control with Tuxedo Mosquito Control Let me explain different ways you can protect yourself from this virus and also learn a bit about the mosquito itself. -David Maddox, Owner of Tuxedo Mosquito… Read more »

Tankless Mosquito Misting System in Brookhaven, GA

We installed a Tankless Mosquito Misting System in a Brookhaven, GA home. Now the residents can enjoy their backyard and have a meal outdoors without being bothered by mosquitoes. The insecticide is safe for pets and children.

Scientists Discover Potential Second Zika-Spreading Mosquito

Scientists discovered a second Zika-spreading mosquito, and are trying to figure out if this mosquito could become a notable carrier of the virus. Regardless, more virus-carrying mosquitoes does mean a faster virus spread. Related Potential Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes The yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) is the current common culprit of the Zika virus, working as a… Read more »

Zika Preparation This Upcoming Mosquito Season

With resources severely lacking to stop the spread of the Zika Virus into North America, the warmth of Spring time has many health professionals and residents on edge. The warm weather allows for a solid five month period in which the virus can spread rapidly throughout the United States. Our biggest defense to defend the… Read more »

CDC Says Zika is Worse Than Previously Thought

The more and more we learn, the more you get concerned about the scope of what this virus is doing -Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease at the NIH, via CNN To start with, Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC principal deputy director, told reporters at a White House briefing… Read more »

Looking Back at Mosquito Control in 1945

People hear a lot about Zika virus and dengue nowadays, but while the diseases may change, the vectors for spreading the disease does not change The Aedes aegypti mosquito was on the public health official’s radar in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1945. Back then, the concern was dengue and yellow fever, both which were transmitted… Read more »

Effortless Mosquito Control: Here’s How!

The weather is getting nicer here in Atlanta, which means more time outdoors. But you may not want to go outdoors because of all the mosquitoes and flying insects that constantly harass us in the warmer months. Wouldn’t it be great if you could enjoy our wonderful weather and cooler evenings without the hassle of… Read more »

Brazilian Study Investigates Whether a Mosquito Common to the U.S. Could Carry the Zika Virus

Can mosquitoes that live in the U.S. carry the Zika virus? Preliminary findings of research in Brazil show that this could be possible, according to a recent report by PBS NewsHour. Mosquitos of the Aedes genus have been suspected of carrying Zika in Brazil, where the virus has infected hundreds of thousands of people since… Read more »

The Zika Virus: How to Protect Yourself

You may have heard the buzz about the Zika virus. A recent arrival in the Western Hemisphere, Zika passes between mosquitoes and the people they bite. You may wonder whether Zika is a threat in the Atlanta region. And, if so, what can you do to protect yourself? Zika is an International Concern Zika originated… Read more »

Most Advanced Mosquito Control System on the Market

With the new year coming soon, you may be planning your home expenses for 2016, and that may include mosquito control, considering the large amounts of mosquitoes we see during the warmer weather months here in Atlanta, Charleston, and the rest of the southern United States, for that matter! Here’s something to consider. Did you… Read more »

Tuxedo Mosquito Control on HGTV

Our mosquito misting unit is the single most effective tool for outdoor mosquito control in Atlanta. Did you know Tuxedo Mosquito was featured on Ground Breakers? Watch Tuxedo Mosquito Control owner David Maddox install a mosquito misting unit in an Atlanta backyard for HGTV’s Ground Breakers! Learn how a mosquito misting unit is the single… Read more »

Mosquito Control During Atlanta’s Fall Season

It gets hot in Atlanta, Georgia, and with our warm weather, you know that controlling mosquitoes is very important, both for your comfort and your health. You’ve been using, or considering, year-round Atlanta mosquito spraying services. But do you need to control mosquitoes in the fall and winter? The answers may surprise you. When Mosquitoes… Read more »

Did You Know That Tuxedo Mosquito Was on HGTV’s Ground Breakers?

We were featured on HGTV’s Ground Breakers! Learn how a mosquito misting unit is the single most effective tool for outdoor mosquito control in Atlanta! Watch Tuxedo Mosquito Control owner David Maddox in the video below install the best among all other mosquito misting systems in Atlanta for HGTV’s Ground Breakers. We were featured as Atlanta’s… Read more »

First Annual Atlanta Cornhole Tournament – Join Us!

Want to play cornhole with friends while supporting a great cause? Join us at the 1st Annual A-Town Throwdown on Saturday, October 24th at 10:00 AM in Hammond Park! We are the primary corporate sponsors for Blueprint 58’s first-ever fundraiser event. Blueprint 58 is a community development program based in the Adair Park and Pittsburgh… Read more »

Tuxedo Mosquito Control Earns Angie’s List Super Service Award

Tuxedo Mosquito Control has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014. Angie’s List Super Service Award demonstrates Tuxedo Mosquito Control’s consistently high level of customer service. “Only about 5 percent of the… Read more »

Mosquitoes Out of Control? We Can Help!

We will eliminate your mosquito problem! Learn how Tuxedo Mosquito Control can eliminate your mosquito problem and give you back your outdoor space! Let us help you take back your yard. We’re Atlanta’s leading and most respected mosquito control company. Check out our latest video here, learn how you can eliminate your mosquito problem, and call today… Read more »

We’re a “Best of 2015” Award Winner!

We were voted the “Best of 2015″ in Atlanta! Thanks to the votes of our dedicated customer base, we have won in the category of Best Mosquito Control in the Atlanta Home Improvement recent “Best of 2015” contest! You can pick up a copy of the Atlanta Home Improvement August issue, which hits stands July 24, to… Read more »

Tuxedo Mosquito Control is Best Pick Reports Certified

Tuxedo Mosquito Control Inc. has officially entered Best Pick history with its first year as a Best Pick Reports-certified company. The North Atlanta mosquito control team provides a variety of mosquito-beating services, and does so with an environmental kick that’s hard to beat. The Best Pick Certification With nearly twenty years’ of experience collating the… Read more »

Atlanta Could Use More Mosquito Misting Systems

In the March 24 edition of mBio, the Journal of Microbiology, a revelation about the relationship between malaria and mosquitoes was announced by a team of researchers. What the team found explains why mosquitoes are attracted more strongly to some people, but not others. Here is a look at what was explained in the article. The Human… Read more »

CDC Reports First Domestic Chikungunya Case in U.S.

ATLANTA — The first case of chikungunya virus infection acquired within the continental U.S. has been reported by the CDC. The case was reported today in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled outside the U.S. the agency announced late Thursday. The CDC added that it was working with Florida public health officials… Read more »

Atlanta bites: City ranked No. 1 for Mosquito Bites

Posted: May 19, 2014 12:06 PM EST Updated: May 19, 2014 12:25 PM EST By Vanzetta Evans – email ATLANTA (CBS46) – Atlanta is at the top of the list when it comes to mosquitoes. Pest control company recently released their list of the Top 20 Mosquito Cities. They looked at the cities where they perform… Read more »

Achieves TrustDale Certification

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     TUXEDO MOSQUITO CONTROL Achieves TrustDale Certification   February 1, 2014   Marietta, Georgia – Consumer Investigative Reporter and CEO, Dale Cardwell, of TrustDale, announced today the selection of TUXEDO MOSQUITO CONTROL as the newest recommended provider for mosquito control. This announcement marks TUXEDO MOSQUITO CONTROL official status as TrustDale Certified…. Read more »

Is West Nile virus coming to your town?

UCLA releases first risk-assessment predictions. Since its introduction to the U.S. in 1999, West Nile virus has spread rapidly across North America, threatening wildlife populations and posing a serious health risk to humans. In 2012, there were more than 5,500 human cases of the disease reported in 48 states, the highest number in more than… Read more »

All-natural bedbug sprays have little bite

Products such as Rest Easy and Bed Bug Bully claim to be highly effective at controlling the insects, but researchers say there aren’t yet any consumer products proven to keep bedbugs away. By Chris Woolston, Special to the Los Angeles Times October 25, 2010 Bedbugs combine all of the bloodsucking annoyance of mosquitoes with the… Read more »

Get Into Nature: Crane flies mimic giant mosquitoes

Every summer about this time, I get calls and letters from readers terrified of “giant mosquitoes” they find under a porch light, or in the house trapped by window screens. But they are not mosquitoes. They are crane flies, and they commonly visit illuminated porches. The adults are easy to recognize — they really do… Read more »

IMPORTANT – West Nile cases in Atlanta

IMPORTANT MESSAGE from Georgia Department of Public Health Entomologist – Just an FYI, We already have a West Nile case in Metro Atlanta some 2 – 3 months earlier than we usually see cases. With the wet winter and warm spring, the mosquito populations have gotten an early start, and both nuisance and vector species… Read more »

Mosquitoes love beer drinkers

Birmingham Science News Examiner Paul Hamaker Scientists from France, Canada, and Africa have determined that the primary malaria insect carrier in Africa is more likely to bite people who drink beer. The research was reported at PLOS One on March 4, 2010. A mosquito is the primary malaria carrier in Africa because the mosquito prefers… Read more »

Dark clouds are filling the skies around South Georgia

By Jay Polk DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) – Dark clouds are filling the skies around South Georgia and that can only mean one thing. The rain is coming – again. While the totals for the last couple of months won’t be setting any records, they are impressive. In Albany, we’ve picked up 14.83″. Much higher… Read more »

Most efficient way yet to monitor adult mosquitoes

Emory researchers believe they have come up with the cheapest, most efficient way yet to monitor adult mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they carry, from malaria to dengue fever and West Nile Virus. Emory has filed a provisional patent on the Prokopack mosquito aspirator, but the inventors have provided simple instructions for how to make… Read more »

Chikungunya fever: an old disease re-emerges

The new era of globalization and environmental change has witnessed the arrival of many new and re-emerging diseases which create new challenges for policy makers and researchers working on infectious diseases. Massive urbanization has facilitated the spread of contagious diseases in human populations due to faster travel over greater distances and worldwide trade. Although more… Read more »

West Nile: A life changed by one mosquito bite

Rhode Island News 01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, September 20, 2009 FELICE J. FREYER Journal Medical Writer Jana Hesser participates in the Save the Bay Swim from Newport to Jamestown in August. Less than a year earlier she was paralyzed by an unusually severe case of West Nile virus and spent two months in the… Read more »

Mosquito control — licensed to kill (part one)

Adulticide On a sultry summer evening, under the spreading light of a streetlamp, two children play a game of hopscotch. So absorbed in their activity are they, completely unmindful of their surroundings, that they do not see or hear the stranger approaching. Slowly but purposefully, the silent killer creeps along, getting ever closer. Something alerts… Read more »

Child recovers from rare encephalitis: Brain infection carried by mosquitoes

by Debbie Gilbert White County News Susan Goodrich never dreamed that a mosquito bite could endanger her child’s life. The Sautee resident admits she’s a bit of a “hypochondriac” when it comes to protecting her family’s health. They use hand sanitizers and they always get their flu shots. So when her 6-year-old daughter, Summer, fell… Read more »

Mosquito bites are cause for concern

Jennifer Parks Staff Writer The Albany Herald Saturday, July 25, 2009 ALBANY – Theoretically, all it takes to contract the West Nile virus is one bite. And while most people bitten by Southwest Georgia mosquitoes don’t become sick, there are others who aren’t so lucky. So with West Nile nearing its peak season, health officials… Read more »

Georgia Mosquitoes in the News

Grady reports Eastern Equine Encephalitis Posted: July 13, 2009 04:41 PM ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A horse in Grady County has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a disease that can cause severe illness and death in humans. The virus is spread the same way as West Nile, through the bite of an infected mosquito…. Read more »

Public health officials: West Nile virus risk higher after plentiful spring rains

Northwest Georgia Public Health is watching and waiting to see if the growing mosquito population throughout the 10 county area will cause more cases of West Nile Virus. Logan Boss, district marketing manager and public information officer, is more concerned with the mosquito eggs in backyards than he is about those in the woods. “Now… Read more »

The Face of West Nile Virus

Pastor’s next stop: Mayo Clinic Delayed diagnosis of West Nile virus has lasting effects By KATHERINE HAWES GateHouse News Service Posted Jun 09, 2009 @ 10:19 AM GALVA — As Rebekah Montgomery finishes her tenure as interim pastor of First Baptist Church of Galva, she is preparing for a new challenge — becoming a… Read more »

Pets are in greater danger of getting heart worms

Posted: May 16, 2009 06:34 PM By Delivrine Registre – ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The battle continues against mosquitoes in Southwest Georgia. And that fight may move to the air. They are breeding and biting, and county officials are receiving a record number of complaints after the mosquito population exploded during spring flooding. Dougherty County… Read more »

This year’s mosquito season could be a bad one, a Georgia expert says

Surge in mosquitoes expected, expert says By Preston Sparks | Staff Writer Wednesday, May 13, 2009 This year’s mosquito season could be a bad one, a Georgia expert says. “With returned rains, I would think we’re going to have populations that we haven’t experienced in two to three years,” said Elmer Gray, a University of… Read more »