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How To Keep Mosquitoes Away From Your Atlanta Yard

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Mosquitoes are one of the most common insects you will find in Atlanta. Mosquitoes are quite small, only ? to ? inch in length. They have thin bodies, wings, antennae, and six long legs. Mosquitoes are considered one of the deadliest animals on the planet due to the varying diseases that they are known to carry.

Though some mosquitoes can be deadly, most mosquitoes are more of a nuisance pest. Mosquitoes are drawn to hot and humid places, making Atlanta, Georgia a prime location for them. In your yard, a mosquito’s favorite place to hide is in tall grass and thick foliage, on the underside of leaves, in bushes, and sheds, barns, and pool houses. Mosquitoes are most active from dawn to mid-morning, rest during the middle part of the day, then come out again just before sunset and into the evening.

Mosquitoes & The Diseases They Spread

It’s hard to believe mosquitoes are considered to be among the deadliest animals on the planet. They are so common that we often forget as we are slapping that pesky bug away that they are responsible for spreading disease to over 700 million people in the world each year. In addition, over one million people worldwide will die each year from illnesses that mosquitoes spread.

Mosquitoes can carry malaria, Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus, and the Zika Virus. Most mosquitoes are just nuisance pests, leaving bites that itch and sting but don’t cause illness. The problem is that we can’t tell the difference between a nuisance mosquito and a deadly one.

Reducing Mosquito Populations In Your Atlanta Backyard

There are several things you can do to deter infestations of mosquitoes on your Atlanta property. Knowing that mosquitoes prefer a warm, humid environment should open your eyes to potential areas of concern in your yard.

Do you have a pool or hot tub? If so, be sure to keep them covered and the water properly treated. In addition, be sure to empty birdbaths regularly so mosquitoes can’t use them as breeding grounds. The same is true for garden water features and low spots where water can pool in your yard. Remember that toys, garbage cans, and other items on your property can collect rainwater.

All of these are areas where you could be unknowingly attracting mosquitoes and can be easily addressed. Here are a few tips to further eliminate the threat of mosquitoes in your yard:

  • Keep the grass short and remove lawn clippings immediately.
  • Clear the gutters of debris so they can drain properly.
  • Plant plants that help deter mosquitoes such as lavender, citronella, rosemary, and basil.
  • Keep your hedges trimmed back.

The Best Defense To Reclaim Your Backyard

The best way to stay on top of your mosquito problem is to let the professionals take care of it. At Tuxedo Mosquito Control, we not only have a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, but we also offer eco-friendly options that are less toxic to your family and pets. We offer mosquito spray services as well as mosquito misting systems so you can stop worrying about mosquitoes and get back outside!

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