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All You Need To Know About The Mosquitoes In Atlanta

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Only Female Mosquitoes Bite People

Female mosquitoes are the only ones interested in absorbing your blood because they can’t produce eggs without it. Water is the next vital element, as their larvae need the microorganisms to complete physical development. Regardless of sex, all adult insects require nectar to be fed. With these facts in mind, you’ll often see these pests around pools and greenery if there’s an infestation. 

Once mosquitoes have established a swarm on your land, they may come indoors. They can do so through holes in foundations or open doors and windows. Be sure to look around when you go into an area like your basement or laundry room, as these bugs love a dark and wet spot where they aren’t likely to be disturbed.

Mosquitoes are 3/25th to 7/20th of an inch long and have scaly wings and bodies. Their most pronounced characteristics are an enormous proboscis and thin legs. 

Mosquitoes Can Cause Allergic Reactions And Spread Disease

The welts made by mosquitoes look and feel irritated because humans are allergic to their saliva. If you have a more severe response to a bite, you may experience the following:

  • Vast itchy areas
  • Anaphylaxis 
  • Lesions
  • Lymphangitis
  • Localized bruising or hives

Seek medical help right away if you notice these signs. Mosquitoes can pass on an illness if they’ve ingested blood from another infected person or animal. They are known for transmitting the West Nile virus, malaria, and Zika virus, among others. This is a limited list of diseases caused by mosquitoes. Some associated symptoms include liver complications, rashes, chills, and fever. 

Factors That Attract Mosquitoes To Your Yard 

When you consider what mosquitoes go to for survival and sustenance, it’s apparent what factors you must manage. An unkempt yard with tall grass and unruly plants will certainly be alluring to these pests. Drinking bowls for domestic animals, swimming pools, hose puddles, and the like can quickly become a breeding ground. If your gutters and vents are clogged with organic matter, you can expect the insects to hover over them. To keep mosquitoes away, make it your objective to have a tidy and groomed lawn. 

The Best Mosquito Control Solution For Your Home And Yard

If you want to get rid of mosquitoes in the yard, don’t bother with “do it yourself” agents and retail pesticides. These options aren’t capable of eliminating an infestation. Their high price is not a reflection of what they can do. What’s worse is that they’re sometimes hazardous. You need a reliable, quality treatment that won’t be dangerous for people, pets, and vegetation. We at Tuxedo Mosquito Control can provide that for you.

Our MistAway Gen III+ is a tankless misting system designed to form a barrier against mosquitoes. It automatically lets out safe insecticide two to three times every day. Get a free quote when you call today!

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