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Do Natural Mosquito Repellents Work In Atlanta, GA?


When it comes to pest elimination and prevention, people tend to prefer natural methods. Unfortunately, only some natural repellents are effective. If you're trying to keep Atlanta mosquitoes away from your property, it will probably take more than a do-it-yourself (DIY) method you read about online. ... Read More

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Five Plants That Naturally Repel Atlanta's Mosquitoes


Under no circumstances is mosquito prevention easy. However, several simple but somewhat effective forms of mosquito control can save you from a few bites. One of those methods is to plant mosquito-repellent plants. Find out which plants can keep your property safe from Atlanta's mosquitoes. ... Read More

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What Diseases Do Mosquitoes In Atlanta, GA Carry?


Mosquitoes are much more than a nuisance Atlanta pest. While they certainly are annoying, mosquitoes are also dangerous. People in the United States and other countries consider mosquitoes to be the most deadly creature on the planet, and this title is well-deserved. Find out more about one of the biggest dangers of mosquitoes - their ability to spread diseases.... Read More

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Six Easy And Effective Mosquito Control Tips For Atlanta, GA Yards


When it comes to do-it-yourself (DIY) mosquito prevention, there is no secret solution. People often believe there's one simple method of mosquito control that will solve their problems. Unfortunately, on your own, you don't stand much of a chance against mosquitoes. There are a series of steps you can take to make your Atlanta a mosquito-free zone.... Read More

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Are Crane Flies In Atlanta, GA Dangerous?


Even if you're not familiar with the crane fly, you've probably seen it before. This flying insect is also known as the mosquito killer and mosquito hawk. With an imposing size, the crane fly is often feared. Learn more about whether or not you should be afraid of these Atlanta pests.... Read More

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9 Beautiful Flowers That Kill Mosquitoes


Flowers that kill mosquitoes are an excellent way not only to beautify your garden, but to keep pesky mosquitoes at bay.  Read the list of 9 beautiful flowers that kill mosquitoes now!... Read More

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Why Professional Mosquito Control Is A Must For Atlanta Businesses


Many Atlanta residents love being outside. The fresh air and scenery provide them with the refreshment and relaxation they might be seeking. Not to mention, several activities are more enjoyable in a wide, open space. For instance, playing a game of frisbee or hiking a trail with friends. Businesses across the city offer venues and resources for such recreation. ... Read More

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5 Examples Of What Attracts Mosquitoes To Homes


It may sound strange, but if you’re a cheese lover and you have it out often, it could lead to this problem. The bacteria in cheese can attract mosquitoes to your home in some cases, and some mosquito species are particularly drawn to it.... Read More

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What Eats Mosquitoes: The Top 10 Mosquito Predators In The South


There are man-made mosquito repellants, and then there are the mosquito repellents that are all-natural, and by all-natural we mean members of the animal kingdom. These aren’t just all-natural chemicals that kill your mosquitoes; these are critters that open up their mouths, take a bite of mosquito and swallow, and aid in the war on mosquitoes... Read More

Where Do The Mosquitoes In Atlanta Go In The Winter?


You probably know that mosquitoes are flying insects that make going outside miserable. These pesky pests in Atlanta, Georgia can ruin the enjoyment of your yard, and they are, unfortunately, a problem throughout many months of the year.... Read More

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Fact or Fiction: Does Perfume Attract Mosquitoes?


Mosquitoes can quickly send everyone inside during a backyard barbecue or get-together, and we all know how important those late afternoons and evenings outside can be when you're tired of being inside avoiding the heat and humidity... Read More

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How To Be Less Attractive To Mosquitos


Summer months in the south tend to be very warm. That means that we often want to go outside at night and enjoy the stars and cool breeze. Unfortunately, that coincides with peak mosquito hours.  So what do we do... Read More

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What Is the Best Mosquito Repellent Plant?


There are a lot of chemical and technological methods to getting rid of mosquitos, but did you know that with a little strategic garden planning you can turn your yard into a mosquito-repelling zone? Here are just a few of the plants that mosquitos really seem to hate... Read More

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9 Stay-At-Home Vacation Ideas In Atlanta


The days are all starting to run together. You’re tired. Mentally and physically exhausted. It’s time for a break. But there are times when it just seems impossible to get away from home. Maybe it’s money; maybe it’s schedule; maybe it’s travel restrictions. There’s often a reason that your vacation has to be “in” instead of “out”... Read More

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5 Foods That Attract Mosquitos To You


Some people, for some reason, seem to attract mosquitos more than others. One or a few people in a group may be getting savaged by these little monsters while the others are sitting comfortably, relatively unscathed. Is there a reason for this... Read More

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The USDA Will Study If Mosquitoes Spread Coronavirus


The USDA is embarking on a thorough research to find out if Mosquitoes Spread Coronavirus through mosquito bites. However, the World Health Organization and various experts have debunked the theory in March this year, citing that it is extremely unlikely that mosquitoes can carry the virus... Read More

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Safe & Organic Mosquito Control In Atlanta


Mosquitos are insects that can be dangerous to you and your family. Mosquito are known to carry diseases, pathogens and other harmful illnesses. They are rapid transmitters for these diseases, therefore it is very important to keep them at bay... Read More

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Six Benefits Of Mosquito Control Service Atlanta, GA


We can't ignore the need for mosquito control services. A mosquito can be annoying and can cause malaria. If your home is invaded with the mosquito, there are higher chances that one of your family members will have malaria or zika infection... Read More

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New General Manager Of Tuxedo Mosquito Control


I started Tuxedo Mosquito Control 17 years ago, as a local solution to family and pet-friendly mosquito control. Over the years, our family-owned business has grown to expand throughout the metro Atlanta area and into Charleston, South Carolina as well - all made possible by your continued support and trust... Read More


Is Coronavirus Carried By Mosquitoes?


While you may be concerned if Coronavirus carried by Mosquitoes, our research indicates that it is not. You should, however, take necessary precautions and treatment to reduce your mosquito population so that you can enjoy your outdoor living as we approach the warmer months... Read More

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Serious About Mosquitos


Often Mosquito Control with most companies, this time of year is a period of reflection. We feel that it is important to reflect so we can make honest assessments about what worked, and where we can make improvements... Read More

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Happy Holidays From Your Friends At Tuxedo Mosquito


The holiday season is upon us which means there is no better time to be around friends, family, and loved ones. This time of year can also be very busy making holiday plans, so we want to wish you a safe and Happy Holidays... Read More

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Triumph Over Mosquitoes With Tuxedo Mosquito


Mosquito Control at home, At Tuxedo Mosquito Control Results matter, especially when it comes to keeping mosquitoes away. We understand that mosquitoes are some of the most annoying little critters and keeping them away from your home is our top priority... Read More

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Stay Protected With Our Mosquito Safety Tips


We understand that mosquitoes are relentless little pests and sometimes taking extra precautions can be helpful. We pride ourselves on delivering consistent results when it comes to organic mosquito control, so you won’t have to worry about them while are services are active... Read More

Innovative Solutions


At Tuxedo Mosquito, we control mosquito populations with our innovative and effective Mistaway Gen III+ system. This revolutionary technology protects your entire yard on an ongoing basis, giving you continued peace of mind... Read More

Safe & Effective Mosquito Control


One of the few drawbacks of living in the South is the high number of mosquitoes that like to turn up at our outdoor parties and events. Not only are mosquitoes a huge nuisance, but they also carry diseases like West Nile virus and pose additional risks to those with allergies to mosquito bites... Read More

Early Beginnings In Marrietta


Here at Tuxedo Mosquito Control, we are a family run mosquito control business and 5th generation Atlanta people. With an intimate understanding of the Atlanta and Charleston area, we understand how mosquitos have become a problem in our communities... Read More

The People Behind Our Vision


We are a family run business we take pride in making sure our services allow families to enjoy their time together outside without fear of biting insects. Our team is experienced and understands the Atlanta mosquito environment like the back of their hand... Read More

Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Mosquitoes


Mosquitos all have one thing in common and that is their annoying bloodsucking tendencies. However, there are more than 3,500 mosquito species but only a couple hundred feed on human blood according to the Smithsonian. The most common is the Anopheles quadrimaculatus, Culex pipiens, Aedes aegypti, and Aedes albopictus... Read More

How To Treat A Mosquito Bite


Here at Tuxedo Mosquito, we have a multitude of proven mosquito prevention options. These options can make sure the abundance of mosquitoes is kept to a minimum. However, should you have to cancel a mosquito a spraying appointment or your misting levels have run low, we have outlined some tips to address the occasional mosquito bite in the meantime... Read More

Spraying Systems Versus Misting System


Unsure about which system is right for you? We offer evaluations to make sure your concerns are addressed efficiently and with expertise from our staff. Don’t let the mosquitoes win, and take back control of your home.  Call us today and see which option is best for you or your business... Read More

Organic Insecticide Used For Mosquito Misting


Mosquito hate is nothing new and we understand how irritating it can be. This doesn’t mean the safety of your home should be compromised with harmful chemicals. We pride ourselves on delivering effective repellents to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home or outdoor areas... Read More

Why You Shouldn't Use Bug Zappers


Insect electrocution light traps, also known "bug zappers" have been extensively marketed for the past several years with claims they can provide relief from the annoyance of biting mosquitoes and other pests in your back yard... Read More

Mosquito Bites Can Really Itch


When a mosquito bites us, it can leave an incredibly itchy and irritated welt on the skin. However, some people are more sensitive to mosquito bites than others. Not everyone experiences such an irritating, itchy welt. Luckily, for those who do experience this, the irritation does not last too long... Read More

Do Male Mosquitoes Bite?


When you think of mosquitoes, chances are you think of them sucking your blood. However, male mosquitoes do not bite. Their proboscis is significantly smaller in size compared to the female. Because of this, they can't pierce through the skin... Read More

Mosquitoes Can Bite Through Clothes


You may think that you’re protected from mosquitoes when you’re fully clothed. However, this isn’t always the case. Mosquitoes are more than capable of biting through your clothes, especially if the clothes are made of very thin material... Read More

Mosquitoes Aren't Afraid To Travel


Mosquitoes do not like to travel very far from their nest and prefer to feed as close to their home as possible, however, they do travel when necessary. Generally speaking, the majority of mosquitoes will not travel further than around three miles from their nest... Read More

Mosquitoes Love Standing Water


The length of the mosquito breeding cycle varies by species, but mosquitoes generally need 10 to 14 days to develop in standing water. Mosquitoes, especially those species known to transmit the West Nile virus, prefer stagnant water for breeding... Read More

How To Keep Your Yard Mosquito-Free


Fountains, ponds, and water gardens are great additions to yards, but these bodies of water also attract adult mosquitoes. You shouldn’t have to choose between your ideal lawn and pesky mosquitoes. Here are some tips on how you can have your favorite water features and keep mosquito populations at bay... Read More

Mosquitoes Are A Worldwide & Local Threat


A commonly known fact is that mosquitoes have been spreading diseases worldwide for many years, including malaria, dengue, yellow fever, zika, and more. All of these diseases have been found and can continue to spread throughout in the United States... Read More

How Mosquitoes Use Six Needles To Suck Your Blood


Watch this interesting video on how mosquitoes use six needles to suck our blood and what they leave behind that is so harmful to us. This mosquito video is part of DEEP LOOK, a series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios. The video quality and incredible close-ups are remarkable... Read More

It’s Almost Fall, But Mosquitoes Aren’t Gone Yet!


With the first day of fall, mosquitoes are here to stay while the weather’s warm. Any bit of heat and moisture is guaranteed to keep mosquitoes around to feast throughout fall, really. Mosquitoes just need the smallest amount of water to gestate... Read More

David Maddox Discusses Mosquitoes On WSB-TV 2


Georgia has been facing a drought, and mosquitoes are still thriving. Although water is the mosquito breeding ground, mosquitoes actually need less than a teaspoon of water to breed. Mosquito season is during the summertime when it’s warmer and more people are spending time outdoors... Read More

Check Out The New NPMA Zika Resource Package


The NPMA holds a leading role in educating pest professionals and the general public alike on the importance of proper mosquito control. Zika currently has no vaccine or specific medical treatment. The NPMA has been educating the public heavily on methods of proper mosquito control... Read More

Zika Worries U.S. Health Officials


The Aedes aegypti, which is the mosquito that transmits the Zika virus, is not usually found within northern parts of the United States. Experts are now saying that this dreaded mosquito will soon be found there, and in growing concentrations throughout the entire United States... Read More

West Nile Virus & Memory Loss


With all of the recent news regarding the Zika virus, people may have forgotten about the West Nile virus, but it’s still out there, and it's not going away any time soon. To add to that, new research shows that the West Nile virus has longer term implications than previously known... Read More

Tankless Mosquito Misting System In Brookhaven, GA


We installed a Tankless Mosquito Misting System in a Brookhaven, GA home. Now the residents can enjoy their backyard and have a meal outdoors without being bothered by mosquitoes. The insecticide is safe for pets and children... Read More

Scientists Discover Potential Second Zika-Spreading Mosquito


The yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) is the current common culprit of the Zika virus, working as a major spreader of the virus and its risk of major birth defects and paralysis throughout the Americas. A relative mosquito, the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) might also play a role in spreading the virus and its effects, according to recently found evidence... Read More

Zika Preparation This Upcoming Mosquito Season


With resources severely lacking to stop the spread of the Zika Virus into North America, the warmth of Spring time has many health professionals and residents on edge. The warm weather allows for a solid five month period in which the virus can spread rapidly throughout the United States... Read More

CDC Says Zika Is Worse Than Previously Thought


More research on the Zika virus has been conducted in the recent weeks as a result of this epidemic, and the research is proving the virus to be more dangerous than before. New information is being learned on the virus every day... Read More

Looking Back At Mosquito Control In 1945


People hear a lot about Zika virus and dengue nowadays, but while the diseases may change, the vectors for spreading the disease does not change The Aedes aegypti mosquito was on the public health official's radar in Atlanta, Georgia back in 1945... Read More

Effortless Mosquito Control: Here's How!


The weather is getting nicer here in Atlanta, which means more time outdoors. But you may not want to go outdoors because of all the mosquitoes and flying insects that constantly harass us in the warmer months. Wouldn't it be great if you could enjoy our wonderful weather and cooler evenings without the hassle of biting insects... Read More

The Zika Virus: How To Protect Yourself


You may have heard the buzz about the Zika virus. A recent arrival in the Western Hemisphere, Zika passes between mosquitoes and the people they bite. You may wonder whether Zika is a threat in the Atlanta region... Read More

Most Advanced Mosquito Control System On The Market


With the new year coming soon, you may be planning your home expenses for 2016, and that may include mosquito control, considering the large amounts of mosquitoes we see during the warmer weather months here in Atlanta, Charleston, and the rest of the southern United States... Read More

Tuxedo Mosquito Control On HGTV


Watch Tuxedo Mosquito Control owner David Maddox install a mosquito misting unit in an Atlanta backyard for HGTV's Ground Breakers! Learn how a mosquito misting unit is the single most effective tool for outdoor mosquito control in Atlanta... Read More

Mosquito Control During Atlanta's Fall Season


It gets hot in Atlanta, Georgia, and with our warm weather, you know that controlling mosquitoes is very important, both for your comfort and your health. You've been using, or considering, year-round Atlanta mosquito spraying services... Read More

First Annual Atlanta Cornhole Tournament - Join Us!


Want to play cornhole with friends while supporting a great cause? Join us at the 1st Annual A-Town Throwdown on Saturday, October 24th at 10:00 AM in Hammond Park! We are the primary corporate sponsors for Blueprint 58's first-ever fundraiser event... Read More

Mosquitoes Out Of Control? We Can Help!


We will eliminate your mosquito problem! Learn how Tuxedo Mosquito Control can eliminate your mosquito problem and give you back your outdoor space! Let us help you take back your yard. We're Atlanta's leading and most respected mosquito control company... Read More

We're A "Best of 2015" Award Winner!


You can pick up a copy of the Atlanta Home Improvement August issue, which hits stands July 24, to see our name included in the “Best of 2015” feature article. Likewise, you can check out their digital August issue online... Read More

Tuxedo Mosquito Control Is Best Pick Reports Certified


Tuxedo Mosquito Control Inc. has officially entered Best Pick history with its first year as a Best Pick Reports-certified company. The North Atlanta mosquito control team provides a variety of mosquito-beating services, and does so with an environmental kick that’s hard to beat... Read More

Atlanta Could Use More Mosquito Misting Systems


In the March 24 edition of mBio, the Journal of Microbiology, a revelation about the relationship between malaria and mosquitoes was announced by a team of researchers. What the team found explains why mosquitoes are attracted more strongly to some people, but not others... Read More

CDC Reports First Domestic Chikungunya Case In U.S.


ATLANTA -- The first case of chikungunya virus infection acquired within the continental U.S. has been reported by the CDC. The case was reported today in Florida in a male who had not recently traveled outside the U.S. the agency announced late Thursday... Read More

Atlanta Bites: City Ranked No. 1 For Mosquito Bites


Atlanta is at the top of the list when it comes to mosquitoes. Pest control company recently released their list of the Top 20 Mosquito Cities. They looked at the cities where they perform the most mosquito control treatments... Read More

Achieves TrustDale Certification


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUXEDO MOSQUITO CONTROL Achieves TrustDale Certification February 1, 2014 Marietta, Georgia – Consumer Investigative Reporter and CEO, Dale Cardwell, of TrustDale, announced today the selection of TUXEDO MOSQUITO CONTROL as the newest recommended provider for mosquito control... Read More

Is West Nile Virus Coming To Your Town?


Since its introduction to the U.S. in 1999, West Nile virus has spread rapidly across North America, threatening wildlife populations and posing a serious health risk to humans. In 2012, there were more than 5,500 human cases of the disease reported in 48 states, the highest number in more than a decade... Read More

Mosquito Bites Are Cause For Concern


To date, there have been no human cases reported in the Southwest Health District this year. There is no vaccine available for West Nile virus, and there is no specific treatment. Those with severe cases are hospitalized and receive supportive care such as intravenous fluids and respiratory treatment... Read More

IMPORTANT: West Nile Cases In Atlanta


IMPORTANT MESSAGE from Georgia Department of Public Health Entomologist - Just an FYI, We already have a West Nile case in Metro Atlanta some 2 - 3 months earlier than we usually see cases. With the wet winter and warm spring, the mosquito populations have gotten an early start... Read More

Mosquitoes Love Beer Drinkers


Scientists from France, Canada, and Africa have determined that the primary malaria insect carrier in Africa is more likely to bite people who drink beer. The research was reported at PLOS One on March 4, 2010... Read More

Dark Clouds Are Filling The Skies Around South Georgia


On a daily basis, Mosquito Control will go around and they'll put these things called dipping cups in the water. What they're looking for is mosquito larvae and when they find it, that's when they'll start treating. When larvae are found chemicals are applied to take care of the problem... Read More

Chikungunya Fever: An Old Disease Re-Emerges


The new era of globalization and environmental change has witnessed the arrival of many new and re-emerging diseases which create new challenges for policy makers and researchers working on infectious diseases. Massive urbanization has facilitated the spread of contagious diseases in human populations due to faster travel over greater distances and worldwide trade... Read More

West Nile: A Life Changed By One Mosquito Bite


Jana Hesser participates in the Save the Bay Swim from Newport to Jamestown in August. Less than a year earlier she was paralyzed by an unusually severe case of West Nile virus and spent two months in the hospital... Read More

Mosquito Control: Licensed To Kill (Part One)


Adulticide On a sultry summer evening, under the spreading light of a streetlamp, two children play a game of hopscotch. So absorbed in their activity are they, completely unmindful of their surroundings, that they do not see or hear the stranger approaching... Read More

Child Recovers From Rare Encephalitis: Brain Infection Carried By Mosquitoes


The little girl's breathing had become shallow. She was placed in intensive care, on a ventilator and under sedation. It didn't take doctors long to figure out that Summer had encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain. What they didn't know was what type of encephalitis she had; it would take two weeks for the lab results to come back. For treatment purposes, the exact diagnosis didn't really matter... Read More

Mosquito Bites Are Cause For Concern


Almost 29,000 people in the United States have been reported with the disease since 1999, 11,760 of whom have been seriously ill and more than 1,100 of whom have died... Read More

Georgia Mosquitoes In The News


One third of the people who contract it will die. Symptoms range from mild flu-like illness to inflammation or swelling of the brain, coma and death. Of those who survive, half will have permanent neurologic damage. There are no human vaccines to protect you from the illness, so your best protection is to protect yourself from mosquito bites... Read More

The Face Of West Nile Virus


Severe symptoms include high fever, stiff neck, disorientation, muscle weakness, vision loss, paralysis and more. Finding herself in the second group, Montgomery has seen how cruel an illness it can be. She still suffers from muscle paralysis on the right side of her body, with the severity coming and going... Read More

Pets Are In Greater Danger Of Getting Heart Worms


Long, white strands were removed from the bloodstream of a cat that died from heart worm disease. And that transmission likely began in standing water. "The only way a pet can become infected by heart worms is by being bitten by a mosquito that is carrying heart worms... Read More

This Year's Mosquito Season Could Be A Bad One, A Georgia Expert Says


This year's mosquito season could be a bad one, a Georgia expert says. "With returned rains, I would think we're going to have populations that we haven't experienced in two to three years," said Elmer Gray, a University of Georgia public health extension specialist who focuses on mosquito education... Read More

Environmental Control Workers Tackle Mosquitoes


If you hear some buzzing outside your home, that's a good thing. County sprayers are working late into the night seven days a week to get rid of pesky mosquitoes. All that rain early this Spring resulted in hundreds of complaints about the pests all over Dougherty County... Read More

West Nile Virus: The Bite That Can Kill


Why do some people exposed to West Nile virus get deathly ill and others emerge unscathed? In a study that both helps to answer that question and could point the way toward prevention and effective treatment, scientists at Yale University have isolated deficiencies in the immune system that create increased susceptibility to infection by the West Nile virus... Read More

Mosquitoes Released By Bill Gates At Meeting


Malaria is transmitted from person to person via mosquito bites. The mosquito incident was confirmed by the media office of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which also noted that the insects released were not carrying malaria... Read More

Residential Misting Systems To Control Mosquitoes


Some misting systems may be turned on at preset intervals using a timer. Others may be turned on using a remote controller, while others may be activated using a switch. What pesticides are used in the misting systems... Read More

Q & A: Bite & Bite Again


When you wake up with several mosquito bites and find one very bloated mosquito in the room, why has it bitten you so many times in a short period... Read More


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