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Mosquitoes; The Most Dangerous Insects In Atlanta

When you think of dangerous insects, do mosquitoes come to mind? Most residents don't see mosquitoes in Atlanta as a threat. One reason for this is that mosquitoes and mosquito bites are common. Super common. We would be impressed if you live in Atlanta and have never had mosquito bites. Do you know the phrase, familiarity breeds contempt? The idea is that extensive knowledge of someone or something can lead to a loss of respect for them or it. You deal with mosquitoes all the time, you've never gotten sick from mosquito bites, so why should you worry about mosquitoes? While we don't want you to live in fear of mosquitoes, it is wise to have respect for them. Join us as we look at some not-so-fun facts about mosquitoes, diseases you can get from mosquitoes, and how mosquito control in Atlanta can protect you and rid your yard of mosquitoes.

Mosquito Means 'Little Fly'

A mosquito is ¼ to ? of an inch in length. As its name implies, it is a little fly. We would probably ignore these little flies entirely if they didn't make that annoying buzzing sound, right? But one little mosquito buzzing in your bedroom at night is enough to get you out of bed to frantically search for that mosquito. You're not motivated to do this because you're afraid of mosquitoes or because you have respect for the danger they pose. You do it because you don't want to wake up with an itchy, inflamed bite. If you develop a respect for mosquitoes, you won't wait to get rid of mosquitoes indoors. You'll work to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard before they get into your home.

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Fool-Proof Ways To Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites

How are you currently protecting yourself from mosquitoes? Do you put on mosquito repellent? Do you use torches, candles, or some other repellent product? Do you have a bug zapper? None of these provide fool-proof protection and one will actually make your problem worse.

  • Mosquito repellent is the number one solution for personal mosquito protection, but who wants to put bug spray on every time they go outside?
  • Torches, candles, campfire smoke, mosquito-repellent plants, and other deterrents impact mosquitoes, but a determined female mosquito will push past stinky smells to get a blood meal. The survival of her species depends on it.
  • Bug zappers are great but not great in the way you might think. Zappers attract mosquitoes because mosquitoes are attracted to light. Unfortunately, studies show that zappers are only effective at killing male mosquitoes. Male mosquitoes will be drawn to your property by zappers, but the females will come to mate with the males but will avoid the zappers. And females are the ones that bite.

Okay. So how do you protect yourself from mosquito bites? We hinted at it above. The secret is to rid your yard of mosquitoes. If there are no mosquitoes in your yard, you will not get mosquito bites. That makes sense, right? Here are a few tips to help reduce the population of mosquitoes around your home, along with why these tips work.

  • Remove containers. A female mosquito only needs a half an inch of water to lay her eggs and she'll lay a hundred at a time. Any object that acts as a container for rainwater can provide a breeding location. One female mosquito will produce a swarm in a little over a week. Keep in mind that some containers are obvious, like a kid's sand bucket, a bowl, or a cup, while others aren't so obvious, like a tarp covering equipment or indents in stacked wood. 
  • Address puddles. A female mosquito will quickly use a puddle as a breeding site. Look for conditions that lead to puddles, such as a clogged gutter system, poor gradation, or ground holes. When you address these conditions, you limit mosquito reproduction.  
  • Reduce moisture. Mosquitoes dry out easily. They want to be where there is high humidity or damp conditions. It pays to take steps to reduce moisture in landscaping and underneath structures. 
  • Reduce vegetation and address weed problems. Mosquitoes eat nectar and plant sap. A yard filled with little flowers or unnecessary vegetation invites mosquito activity.

These steps may seem trivial, but it may surprise you to see how effectively they reduce mosquito populations. Give them a try. But remember that these are not the best way to keep mosquitoes out of your yard. You need to target adult mosquitoes and eliminate them. For this, we recommend professional assistance.    

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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.

    "Best in the industry!"
    Christopher H.
    "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.
    "The best customer service!"

    These guys have been doing Mosquito Control for over 20 years. They have to best customer service in the state. They also have Kiln dried firewood for sale during winter months!

    David M.
    "Couldn't be happier!"

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

    Seth J.
    "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.
    "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.
    "We love this service. Derek is timely, has great communication, and works with you, providing great personal service."
    Beth S.

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