How To Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes In Atlanta

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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. 

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. 


The Best Way To Protect Your Atlanta Property From Mosquitoes

When you're in your yard, you shouldn't have to spray mosquito repellent on your skin or have to think about other preventative methods, right? You want to be able to go out into your yard and just relax. But how can you do this? How can you possibly keep those tiny, flying pests out of your yard? The secret is to make your property uninhabitable for mosquitoes. This is done by spraying for mosquitoes in your yard. At Tuxedo Mosquito Control, we use synthetic or organic products to treat mosquito-resting areas in Atlanta yards. These products repel and eliminate mosquitoes that come into your yard. They can be applied one time, before an important outdoor event, or you can get routine treatments during mosquito season. If you want the best mosquito control possible, you can have a mosquito-misting system installed. This puts the power of mosquito control right into the palm of your hand.

Do you live in Atlanta? Get the best mosquito control for your yard by reaching out to Tuxedo Mosquito Control. We specialize in mosquito control and we offer industry-leading solutions. There is no better way to get rid of mosquitoes and keep mosquitoes away.    

What Tuxedo Mosquito Customers Are Saying

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Tuxedo Mosquito is the only company we have used to control mosquitos in our yard. The service person sprays our shrubs in the woods behind our home and every shrub and plant in our yard. To the best of our knowledge this is our 9th year using Tuxedo Mosquito. Their service is excellent!!

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★★★★★
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