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Atlanta's Guide To The World's Most Dangerous Animal; The Mosquito

How long do you think we would put up with a million lions walking around in the streets of Atlanta? Probably not long. Lions are dangerous. But they don't hold a candle to mosquitoes. Around the world, around 22 people die from lion attacks each year. While the numbers vary each year, around 700 million people in the world get sick from mosquito-borne viruses, resulting in more than a million deaths every year! In the United States, we are somewhat shielded from this scary statistic. Measures have been taken to address mosquitoes at every level, from municipalities to residential properties.

There are also early warning systems in place, such as the monitoring of West Nile virus in sentinel chickens. The results of our efforts have helped U.S. residents stay protected. But many thousands of people get sick from mosquito-borne viruses every year, and several hundred people die. While this statistic is low in a population of more than 350 million, it should not be ignored. Would we ignore several hundred deaths by lion attack? Let's take a look at a few key facts that could help you protect your family and home from Atlanta mosquitoes.

Dangerous Mosquitoes In Atlanta

All mosquitoes do not spread all diseases, and there are some mosquito species that are considered worse than others. The worst mosquito species live in the Southern United States, and all of them can be found in Atlanta. These species are in three groups. They are Aedes sp., Culex sp., and Anopheles sp. Mosquitoes. Aedes mosquitoes, such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, are responsible for the spread of yellow fever, dengue fever, chikungunya virus, Zika virus, and potentially West Nile virus (WNV), though they are not the primary vector for WNV. Culex mosquitoes are the primary concern for WNV, which is currently the deadliest virus in the United States due to the fact that this virus can be found in local animal populations. Anopheles mosquitoes spread malaria. While a serious health threat, only about 2,000 cases are reported each year in the United States, and fewer than 20 people die from malaria. Most deaths reported are travelers returning from other countries.

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How Concerned Should You Be?

Right now, you may be worried. That's not what we want. You don't need to live in fear of mosquitoes, particularly as a U.S. resident. If you have a strong immune system, you can get any of the diseases mentioned above and only experience flu-like symptoms for a couple of days. As many as 80 percent of people that acquire a mosquito-borne virus show no symptoms at all. They are asymptomatic. While this has a downside in that it allows mosquito-borne viruses to move through our population during an outbreak, the good news is that most people don't feel terrible when they catch these viruses. In fact, if you live in Atlanta and you get mosquito bites each year, it is quite possible that you catch something every year.

The primary reason Atlanta residents get mosquito control is to prevent itchy, irritating bites. Guarding against mosquito-borne viruses is more of a side benefit. But it is important to understand how mosquito control prevents unexpected tragedy and helps our communities prevent outbreaks. Your chances of becoming deathly ill from a mosquito bite are incredibly low. But why take the chance? Kill two birds with one stone. Make your yard a nice place to relax and enjoy the outdoors while protecting your family and your community from mosquito-borne viruses.

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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.

    "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.
    "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.
    "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.
    "Very professional!"

    Joe has been great! He’s very professional, and personable and his treatment of our front and backyard has continuously worked great to keep mosquitos at bay. Everyone I’ve referred to Tuxedo Mosquito has been very happy with their service and

    Tony C.
    "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.
    "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.
    "Extremely pleased!"

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

    Lindsay C.

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