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How To Be Mosquito-Free In East Cobb

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How To Identify A Mosquito

There are many different types of mosquitoes that live around the globe. Here in East Cobb, we have three common species; the Aedes mosquito, the Culex mosquito, and the Anopheles mosquito. These three pests are slightly different in shape, size, and color but have the same main features. All mosquitoes have small bodies, long abdomens, needle-like mouth parts, and long legs. If you see a small insect land on your skin and plunge its nose into you to draw blood, chances are it's a mosquito. The question is, why do mosquitoes bite you? Females need blood to provide nutrients for their eggs. Eggs are laid inside pools of still water and take about a week to hatch and develop. The more these pests breed on your property, the more problems you will have.

Why Mosquitoes Are Considered So Dangerous

If you did not know, mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures on the planet. They are directly responsible for about a million deaths each year worldwide. That said, most fatalities occur in third-world countries where there is limited access to medicine. However, you can still contract a mosquito-borne disease here in East Cobb. Some common diseases mosquitoes spread in the U.S. are malaria, West Nile virus, and dengue. To avoid contracting one of these harmful sicknesses, avoid mosquito bites as much as possible. 

How To Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes While Out And About

In order to avoid mosquito bites, you have to be careful where you go and what you wear. Light-colored clothing and bug spray goes a long way to deter these pests while away from your property. We also recommend avoiding mosquito-dense areas like marshlands and swamps. As for your property, there are some steps you can take to reduce the populations of these pests. Here are a few tips and tricks we recommend to keep mosquitoes away. 

  • Eliminate sources of water build-up after it rains.
  • Make sure your gutters are in good repair and clear.
  • Change the water in bird baths and ornate pools once every four or five days.
  • Install fans around your outdoor lounging areas.

For more help dealing with mosquitoes in East Cobb, you need some form of professional treatment. At Tuxedo Mosquito Control, we take our job seriously and love helping members of our community. 

The Best Way To Protect Your Yard From Mosquito Invasions 

The most effective way to control mosquitoes in East Cobb starts with hiring our team at Tuxedo Mosquito Control. We will inspect your property, identify problem areas that invite in mosquitoes, and suggest a service option that will best deal with your problem. From conventional treatments to misting systems, we have everything you need to avoid mosquito bites on your property this summer.

Call us now and learn more about mosquito control in East Cobb. Let one of our friendly and qualified team members walk you through our options and schedule your home and property for a service visit.

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