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Why Do Atlanta Mosquitoes Need Blood?

Mosquito on skin

Mosquitoes are flying insects known for creating aggravation among people that are participating in outdoor activities during the warmest months. These pests have a slender body with long legs and antennae.

What Brings Mosquitos To Atlanta?

Unfortunately, the warm, humid weather and often heavy rainfall in Atlanta provide ideal living conditions for mosquitoes. Some of the most commonly found types in this region include aedes "tiger" mosquitoes, anopheles' mosquitoes, and Culex mosquitoes. The females bite people and animals to consume blood, making them a very dangerous threat due to spreading pathogens among their hosts. Mosquitoes in Atlanta are capable of transmitting the Zika virus, the West Nile virus, dengue, malaria, and many other harmful conditions. In most cases, those bitten by a mosquito will develop a small patch of itchy red skin.  People are reminded to avoid scratching at these irritated areas of the skin to avoid potentially making it susceptible to a secondary infection. 

What Do Mosquitoes Eat? 

Both male and female mosquitoes consume nectar, which allows them to pollinate plants. New offspring that are still developing often eat microorganisms, such as bacteria or algae. The female mosquitoes must consume blood to generate the protein supply needed for developing eggs, which involves using their mouthpiece to pierce the skin of a host. 

Reproductive Cycle 

Female mosquitoes can lay dozens of eggs at a time, which typically are positioned in areas of pooled or standing water. For this reason, those with properties near a pond or lake are more likely to have exposure to large numbers of mosquitoes. As eggs grow, mosquitoes transition through phases as larvae and pupae, before finally reaching adulthood. 

Choosing A Professional Mosquito Exterminator

Some property owners make the mistake of trying to eradicate mosquito-related problems on their own using a variety of gimmicky do-it-yourself treatment options that are sold online and in local home improvement stores, such as zappers, UV lighting devices, and candles. Many of these products are marketed using exaggerated claims of effectiveness. However, days or weeks later they are proven insufficient for banishing mosquitoes from the premises. The best course of action is to consult with a local professional that is properly equipped to solve these problems. 
Did you know that the team of licensed mosquito control professionals with Tuxedo Mosquito Control now offers mosquito spraying services for those hosting a special outdoor event? We have spent years assisting customers who are having a wedding, family reunion, graduation party, fundraising events, and many other big occasions. Our technicians will work diligently to ensure your guests won’t spend the entire time dealing with these bothersome and potentially dangerous pests. Our experts typically will visit the property the night before or the morning of your special event to treat the premises. Our insecticide spray can form a virtual barrier to repel or kill mosquitoes, and other troublesome flying pests, that is long-lasting and proven to be both safe and effective. 

Local Provider Of Residential And Commercial Mosquito Management Services

At Tuxedo Mosquito Control, we maintain a firm commitment to continue training and educating our specialists in the deployment of the latest products and treatment options available in the market today. We also recognize the importance of operating in a manner that protects the health of our customers, and won’t harm our local environment. Many of our newest treatment options are recommended by industry-leading organizations such as the Metro Atlanta Landscape & Turf Association and the Georgia Pest Control Association (GPCA). Our experts can conduct a detailed inspection of the Atlanta property to determine the nature and the extent of the problem, and propose a customized treatment option. We encourage you to contact our friendly staff today to schedule mosquito control service for your Atlanta property.

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