What Makes The Mosquitoes In Atlanta So Dangerous?
You know that mosquitoes are a problem in Atlanta, and you probably know that mosquitoes can spread harmful diseases, but you might not know the whole story. There are a lot of misconceptions regarding these irritating pests. Join us as we look at the dangers of mosquito-borne viruses and how mosquito control in Atlanta can protect you from illnesses and keep mosquitoes away from your yard.
Are All Mosquitoes Dangerous?
No. Not all mosquitoes spread diseases as effectively as others, and some dangerous mosquito-borne diseases are not localized to the United States.
Malaria is a good example of a dangerous disease that is not found locally in the continental United States. When we have an outbreak of malaria, the mosquitoes that spread this disease, namely Anopheles species, are the mosquitoes to be concerned about.
Of the 200 types of mosquitoes in the continental United States, only 12 types are considered a threat to human health. Many mosquitoes don't spread germs; they just leave itchy red welts on the skin. But since it is difficult to tell the difference between mosquitoes that can harm you and mosquitoes that can't, it is best to guard yourself against all mosquito bites.
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What Are Some Ways To Protect Yourself From Mosquito Bites?
The primary reason mosquitoes are a danger is that we let them be a danger. There are many ways to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Some are steps you can take to personally protect yourself, some are steps you can take to reduce mosquitoes in your yard, and some are steps that are best taken by a licensed professional.
- Mosquito repellent is the number one way to keep mosquitoes away from you.
- If you wear bright colors, you can make it more difficult for mosquitoes to land on you.
- If you refrain from drinking alcohol outdoors, you'll be less of a target than those around you at a party.
- If you pour out water sources in your yard, you can stop mosquito development. Mosquitoes lay eggs in stagnant water. The baby mosquitoes in the water grow up and become flying adults. They won't do this if they dry up and die on the ground.
None of these steps will get rid of mosquitoes on your property. If you want to knock down adult mosquitoes, you'll need mosquito control.
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