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Atlanta Homeowners' Complete Guide To Effective Mosquito Control

We all know that mosquitoes in Atlanta are annoying pests that can leave itchy welts on us. They come into our yards and drive us crazy. If you'd like to have a yard that is free of mosquitoes, we have some helpful tips to share with you today. We're also going to give you some important facts about Atlanta mosquitoes that will help you understand why effective mosquito control actually works. How does that sound? Great! Let's get into it.

What Are Mosquitoes?

You know what a mosquito is. Atlanta is the mosquito capital of the world. But it is surprising how little Atlanta residents actually know about mosquitoes. Here are a few fun facts about mosquitoes that every resident should know:

  • Mosquitoes don't travel far. They tend to hang out in the general area where they hatch. The mosquitoes in your yard are mostly your mosquitoes. If you get rid of mosquitoes, it takes time for your neighbors' mosquitoes to encroach upon your property.
  • Most mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. If you don't have stagnant water, mosquitoes may not be able to hatch in your yard. 
  • You might know that only female mosquitoes bite, but do you know that both male and female mosquitoes eat nectar and plant sap for sustenance. When mosquitoes check out your yard, they will look for flowering plants (this includes weeds), and they will look for general vegetation. Mosquitoes can use their pointy mouthparts to draw sap from plants like they draw blood from your skin.
  • Mosquitoes dry out in the sun. This is one reason why they don't travel very far. When mosquitoes come into your yard, they're going to hide in shaded and humid places, such as dense vegetation and near damp leaf litter.

These tidbits of information are more than just fun facts about mosquitoes, they provide insight into how mosquitoes behave and help us understand why mosquito control works to make Atlanta yards no-fly-zones. If you want no mosquitoes in your yard, you need to use this knowledge against the mosquitoes that come into your yard.

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Why Choose Tuxedo Mosquito Control?

The Dangerous Diseases Mosquitoes Are Capable Of Spreading

When considering what to do about mosquitoes, it is important to know why you should take action. It can take hard work to prevent mosquito development on your property. This is why we've added this section. It is important to get rid of mosquitoes and keep mosquitoes away because they can make you sick.

There are many diseases you can get from mosquitoes. You can probably name a few, like malaria, West Nile virus, or Zika virus. What you might not know is that most mosquito-borne diseases do not occur locally in the United States. What this means is that you're only going to get these diseases when we have an outbreak. In the United States, and specifically, here in Atlanta, the mosquito-spread endemic diseases that impact human health are the West Nile virus, Eastern Equine encephalitis (EEE), La Cross (LACV), and St. Louis encephalitis (SLE).

All of these viruses are rare and severe sickness is also rare. Most mosquitoes that bite you will not make you sick with a virus, or the sickness will be so minor that you won't realize you caught a virus. But it is important to keep in mind that the risk of serious disease is real. Even though the chances are extremely low, it is best to avoid mosquito bites if you can.

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Hear From Our Happy Customers

At Tuxedo Mosquito Control, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    "Joe has been great! He’s very professional, personable, and his treatment of our front and backyard has continuously worked great to keep mosquitos at bay."
    Tony C.
    "The best customer service!"

    These guys have been doing Mosquito Control for over 20 years. They have to best customer service in the state. They also have Kiln dried firewood for sale during winter months!

    David M.
    "Extremely pleased!"

    It is so nice being in our backyard and garage area and not having to worry about being bitten!

    Lindsay C.
    "Couldn't be happier!"

    He even offered valuable advice on managing our mosquito problem. Highly recommend their services to anyone in need!

    Seth J.
    "Quality product!"

    This is my first mosquito season using the mosquito traps. They work beautifully and they do not affect the pollinators. Tuxedo Mosquito delivers a quality product while providing excellent customer service!

    Gayle S.
    "100% recommended!"

    Mr. Nate H. has been servicing our Buckhead property for the past 10 years. I cannot say enough about his professionalism and work ethic. 100% recommended!

    Daniel L.
    "We love this service. Derek is timely, has great communication, and works with you, providing great personal service."
    Beth S.
    "My technician, Joe Hamby, is the best!"

    Joe has been servicing our property for five years and I can always count on him!

    Patti B.

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