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Mosquito Bites: What Everyone In East Cobb Ought To Know


If you've lived in East Cobb for more than a day or two, you may have noticed we have a lot of mosquitoes around. Mosquitoes love our warm weather and high humidity, so they aren't likely to disappear anytime soon. But learning more about these pests and the bites they leave behind can help you protect your family from the diseases carried by mosquitoes. 

This blog will explain everything you need to know about mosquitoes, their bites, and mosquito control in East Cobb. We'll review how to be sure it is a mosquito that bit you, what happens when they bite, and some warming signs you should be aware of. Keep reading to learn more about mosquitoes with the pros at Tuxedo Mosquito Control.

How To Be Sure It's A Mosquito Bite

Many types of pests bite, and it can sometimes be challenging to figure out what kind of insect bite you have. Mosquito bites typically leave behind a small, red, very itchy welt. Other pests like fleas or bed bugs leave similar-looking bites, but theirs are usually in clusters or lines, while mosquito bites are typically randomly dispersed on skin exposed while you are outside. 

Only female mosquitoes bite humans because they require a blood meal before laying their eggs. The best way to prevent mosquitoes from biting in your yard is to work with a professional mosquito control company like Tuxedo Mosquito Control. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help eliminate the mosquitoes in your yard.

What Happens When A Mosquito Bites You

Mosquitoes have a mouth part called a proboscis that extends far beyond their head and looks like a tiny needle. When they bite, they use this mouth part to pierce your skin and remove blood from your body. While they are biting, their saliva gets into the bite and causes an allergic reaction in most people, which leaves behind an itchy red bump.

Most of the time, this is as bad as it gets, and the bite will go away within a few days. But some people react more than others, and some mosquitoes carry diseases. The best way to prevent bites and illnesses is to work with a company like Tuxedo Mosquito Control to find the best way to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard.

Mosquito Bite Warning Signs To Watch For

Not all mosquitoes in Georgia are necessarily carrying diseases, but they all have the potential to transfer illnesses. Some populations are at a higher risk for problems than others, including children and people with immune system disorders. Here are some of the warning signs to watch for after a mosquito bites someone:

  • Encephalitis: confusion, seizures, difficulty speaking, and weakness 
  • Dengue: bone pain, pain behind the eyes, nausea, vomiting, and rash
  • West Nile virus: headaches, body aches, joint pain, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Chikungunya: fever, joint pain, swelling, and muscle pain.

If any of the above symptoms appear, it is essential to seek medical attention. To help avoid the potential risks that come with these pests, contact a company like Tuxedo Mosquito Control that can spray for mosquitoes in your yard.

Protect Yourself And Your Family With Professional Mosquito Control

The internet offers plenty of home remedies for mosquitoes in the yard, and if you're like most people, you have likely already tried some and found them lacking. The safest and most effective way to protect your family from mosquitoes is to work with the pros at Tuxedo Mosquito Control. Contact us today with any questions or to request your free quote.

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