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How To Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes In Atlanta

It is no fun to get mosquito bites. If you'd like to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard or learn ways to keep mosquitoes away from you while you're outside, we have some great tips to share with you today. At Tuxedo Mosquito Control, we know what works.

Let's start by looking at what makes mosquitoes a problem. Then, we'll discuss prevention and control tips for mosquitoes in Atlanta. If you need immediate assistance, keep in mind that you can always jump over to our contact page and request service, we're here to help! With that said, let's get into today's topic.

Why Mosquitoes Are So Dangerous

A good place to start on the topic of protecting yourself from mosquitoes is to consider why it is important. If you don't know why it is important, you won't know why you need to protect yourself. But many residents wonder why mosquitoes are so dangerous. You may be one of them. It's hard not to wonder about how dangerous mosquitoes are, especially if you've had lots of bites that only resulted in itchy welts on your skin. But there are many diseases you can get from mosquitoes and the symptoms can be mistaken for the flu or the common cold. You may have already become sick from mosquito bites and just didn't know it.

Another issue with mosquitoes is that they're tiny pests. You don't expect something as small as a mosquito to present any threat to you, yet the mosquito is considered the most dangerous animal on the planet. Why? Because mosquitoes spread malaria, and malaria is a dangerous disease. Fortunately, we have only a handful of malaria deaths in the U.S. each year. This disease is not found in local animal populations, which is where mosquitoes pick up viruses. But we aren't entirely protected. There are several mosquito-borne diseases that impact health in Atlanta. 

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What Are The Diseases You Can Get From Mosquitoes In Atlanta?

  • West Nile virus
  • Eastern Equine encephalitis
  • La Crosse virus
  • St. Louis encephalitis
  • And more.

Symptoms of these diseases range in severity. You can get any of these and be asymptomatic (without symptoms). It is also possible to catch a virus and have only minor symptoms. A common symptom of all these mosquito viruses is a headache. They all cause encephalitis, which is a swelling of the brain. Keep in mind that severe sickness is extremely rare, but while it is rare, it is best to avoid bites from mosquitoes in Atlanta.  

Six Easy Tips To Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes While Out And About

When you're away from home, there are some tried-and-true methods for preventing mosquito bites. While these won't ensure that you will have no mosquitoes biting you, they'll significantly reduce your chances.

  • The number one mosquito bite deterrent is mosquito repellent. We recommend a product that contains DEET.
  • If you'll be sleeping outside, use mosquito netting to keep mosquitoes off. It is also possible to purchase clothing that has netting. This gear is great when you'll be out in the woods.
  • Avoid going out in the early morning or at night when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Wear bright colors. Mosquitoes have poor eyesight and they use silhouettes to land. Bright colors reduce the contrast between your body and the sky.
  • Refrain from consuming alcohol outdoors. If you don't want mosquito bites, it pays to be the designated driver at an outdoor event. A recent scientific study showed that it only takes one beer to make a person more attractive to mosquitoes. 
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Hear From Our Happy Customers

At Tuxedo Mosquito Control, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    "Quality product!"

    This is my first mosquito season using the mosquito traps. They work beautifully and they do not affect the pollinators. Tuxedo Mosquito delivers a quality product while providing excellent customer service!

    Gayle S.
    "My technician, Joe Hamby, is the best!"

    Joe has been servicing our property for five years and I can always count on him!

    Patti B.
    "100% recommended!"

    Mr. Nate H. has been servicing our Buckhead property for the past 10 years. I cannot say enough about his professionalism and work ethic. 100% recommended!

    Daniel L.
    "Best in the industry!"
    Christopher H.
    "Couldn't be happier!"

    He even offered valuable advice on managing our mosquito problem. Highly recommend their services to anyone in need!

    Seth J.
    "Very professional!"

    Joe has been great! He’s very professional, and personable and his treatment of our front and backyard has continuously worked great to keep mosquitos at bay. Everyone I’ve referred to Tuxedo Mosquito has been very happy with their service and

    Tony C.
    "Joe has been great! He’s very professional, personable, and his treatment of our front and backyard has continuously worked great to keep mosquitos at bay."
    Tony C.
    "Extremely pleased!"

    It is so nice being in our backyard and garage area and not having to worry about being bitten!

    Lindsay C.

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