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The Best Way To Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes In Atlanta

Everyone in Georgia is familiar with mosquito season, from the persistent itch of unseen bites to the smell of citronella in the air. Mosquito season is even worse here than in other places because of the humidity, and for the home of one of the most dangerous mosquitoes, this is not good news.

Mosquito bites may seem like a fact of life, but there are some defenses against them that can save you misery and prevent the possibility of deadly disease transmission. Keep reading to learn more about the types of mosquitoes in Atlanta, how dangerous they are, and how to prevent and get rid of mosquitoes.

The Types Of Mosquitoes In Atlanta

There are a few different types of mosquitoes in Georgia, and one of them is world-renowned for being one of the most dangerous carriers of disease on the planet. While the diseases you can get from mosquitoes are rare, they’re pretty miserable to contract.

The Aedes mosquito is most common in forested and lush areas and is considered high-risk in the Atlanta area. The Aedes Aegypti, the yellow fever mosquito, and the Aedes albopictus, the Asian Tiger mosquito, can spread the Zika virus. According to the CDC, Aedes mosquitoes can also carry the dengue and chikungunya viruses.

Second, Culex mosquitoes have been known to carry West Nile virus and are common throughout the U.S.

Third, Anopheles Mosquitoes are as widespread as Culex mosquitoes and can transmit heartworm to dogs and livestock. While malaria from Anopheles mosquitoes isn’t a threat in the United States, this species regularly transmits this deadly disease all over Africa.

Each of these types of mosquitoes has the potential to spread dangerous illnesses, even if the overall likelihood of contracting them is low.

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How Dangerous Are The Mosquitoes In Atlanta?

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, there have been no reports of the Zika virus in Georgia since 2017. As for dengue fever, fewer than five cases are reported each year, and chikungunya has never been locally-acquired in the United States.

The most significant threat among diseases you can get from mosquitoes in Georgia is the West Nile virus. Since 2001, over 100 people have acquired the virus. The most common transmitter of the West Nile virus in Georgia is the Southern house mosquito, a species of Culex mosquito.

Those infected with West Nile have only a 1% chance of developing severe complications like swelling of the brain and, of those that develop these complications, a 3-15% risk of death. The vast majority of infected people will not experience any symptoms. Because West Nile is a recurring epidemic in Georgia, public health authorities have developed programs to reduce the spread. Simply wearing mosquito-deterrent clothing can reduce your chances of contracting the virus to almost nothing.

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    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

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    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!

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

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

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