It’s a beautiful day in Atlanta. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and everyone is having a blast at your event. The music is good, the food is a hit, the adults are mingling, and the kids are playing. Everything is going perfectly until the sun starts to go down and the party-crashers arrive. Mosquitoes—the quickest way to ruin an outdoor event.
Whether you’re hosting an outdoor wedding, family reunion, or birthday party, mosquitoes can really put a damper on things. No matter how good the food, entertainment, and company are, it’s hard for your guests to relax and have fun when they’re being eaten alive by mosquitoes. It’s disheartening to see that all the time, money, and energy you put into making this event special is being ruined by tiny pests. Fortunately, this doesn’t have to be the case. We’re here to let you in on a little secret to keeping your outdoor event in Atlanta pest-free.
Mosquitoes In Atlanta
Mosquitoes are universally hated in Atlanta, as they are relentless in our warm Georgia climate. Atlanta is home to two types of mosquitoes: the Culex and the Asian tiger.
The Culex mosquito refers to a genus of mosquito that includes several species. Culex mosquitoes are typically gray and may have iridescent white, silver, green, or blue scales. They are ¼ - ⅜ inch long and have slender, winged bodies. Culex mosquitoes primarily feed at dusk and dawn.
Asian Tiger Mosquito
The Asian tiger mosquito gets its name from its black and white striped body and legs. It is smaller than the Culex variety, at only ⅛” long. This mosquito has Southeast Asian origins but is now found throughout the southern United States, including Georgia. Unlike Culex mosquitoes, the Asian tiger feeds throughout the day.
Since Culex mosquitoes are relentless at dusk and dawn, and Asian tiger mosquitoes are on the hunt all day, it is nearly impossible to avoid these biting bugs. Both types of mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, so hosting an event near a river or lake could make it even more vulnerable to mosquitoes.
Risks Of Mosquitoes At Events
Mosquitoes feed on human blood through their proboscis, or straw-like mouthpart, leaving an itchy welt behind. These bites can be extremely irritating and even painful, especially in large numbers. Some people may even experience severe inflammation and swelling from mosquito bites. To make matters worse, mosquitoes also transmit numerous diseases. In the United States, they are known to carry encephalitis, dengue, West Nile virus, and in recent years, the Zika virus.
Mosquitoes will not only drive away your party guests in droves, but they could also potentially expose them to dangerous diseases. Protect yourself and your guests by taking proactive measures against mosquitoes at your next event.
Limitations Of DIY Mosquito Control
Many event hosts in Atlanta anticipate the issue of mosquitoes and other pests and will attempt to handle it on their own. While this is a valiant effort, do-it-yourself pest control usually falls short of keeping events completely pest-free.
Some of the common DIY mosquito control methods for events include using over-the-counter insecticides, bug-zappers, foggers, and mosquito traps. These methods can provide partial and temporary relief but are unlikely to last the duration of the event or cover the entire area. Another DIY mosquito control tactic is to find mosquito breeding sites and destroy them. This works in theory, but only if you are able to find and eliminate all the breeding sites on the property.
With do-it-yourself methods, mosquitoes will likely find a way into your event despite your best efforts. Professional pest control is the only way to ensure that your event will be pest-free.
Tuxedo Mosquito Control’s Special Event Mosquito Spraying
At Tuxedo Mosquito Control, we know just how quickly an event in Atlanta can be ruined by mosquitoes. That’s why we offer a one-time special event mosquito spraying service. With our long-lasting, fast-acting insecticide spray, we create a barrier that instantly repels and kills mosquitoes. Our technicians will thoroughly spray the property the night before or the morning of your event, so the insecticide will be at full force when your guests arrive.
Here are some of the special events we can help keep mosquito-free:
- Family reunions
- Community gatherings
- Birthday/graduation/retirement parties
Whether hosting your event in your own backyard or on public or private land, be sure to have special event mosquito spraying done. We service:
- Residential and commercial locations
- Neighborhood common areas
- Local parks
- Pools and tennis courts
- Outdoor spaces for churches
Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your next event—we can help make sure it goes off without a hitch. Contact Tuxedo Mosquito Control today to schedule your special event mosquito spraying.
What Tuxedo Mosquito Customers Are Saying
I would highly recommend Tuxedo Mosquito. Very professional organization. Installation was quick and service has been great. My wife, who seems to be a "mosquito magnet" spent the entire summer in our backyard without getting bit. Money well spent