How To Keep Dangerous Mosquitoes Away From Your Atlanta Home

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Mosquitoes really know how to ruin an outdoor party. From incessant buzzing to irritating bites, they quickly turn a fun gathering into a bad experience. Mosquitoes are known carriers of infectious diseases, so it's important to get an infestation under control as soon as possible.

Read on to learn more about the dangers of mosquitoes and why a Mrs. Mosquito Control Program through Squash A Bug Pest Control is the top choice for Atlanta pest control.

Why Mosquitoes Bite People 

Female mosquitoes are the only ones that bite us. Both males and females feed on nectar and fruit juices, but female mosquitoes need blood to produce eggs and depend on human and animal hosts to obtain it. They need the protein found in the blood for successful egg production and can detect body heat, body odor, and carbon dioxide to help them find a source nearby.

Experts know that mosquitoes are attracted to dark-colored clothing and scented perfumes. If you are engaged in vigorous exercise or activity outside, you're more at risk for mosquito bites. They are most active at dawn and dusk, so consider wearing long sleeves and pants when spending time outdoors during these times. If you suspect your property has a mosquito infestation, you should contact an exterminator right away. 

Mosquitoes Are Known To Spread Several Dangerous Diseases 

Most mosquito bites are relatively harmless. They typically result in small red bumps on the skin that begins to itch. Most over-the-counter hydrocortisone and antihistamine solutions are effective at stopping discomfort. Even though most people who get mosquito bites don't wind up with any serious complications, these pests can transmit illnesses that may make you very sick. If a mosquito feeds on an infected person, it can transmit those germs to you through saliva when it bites you.

While severe infections are rare, many diseases carried by mosquitoes result in the need for medical attention. A disease like the Zika virus, first found in Brazil, results in terrible congenital disabilities if a pregnant woman becomes infected. Mosquitoes also transmit other illnesses like the West Nile virus, dengue, malaria, yellow fever, and encephalitis, all of which can make you very ill. Even though their bites are little more than a nuisance, it's essential to take measures to get rid of mosquitoes to lower your risk of catching these diseases.

Four Eco-Friendly Mosquito Prevention Tips For Around Your House 

Mosquitoes are frustrating when they keep you from enjoying the outdoors. Fortunately, there are several natural ways to get rid of mosquitoes. Try implementing these four tips today:

  1. Eliminate standing water sources around your property. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, so the less of it around, the better. Consider eliminating birdbaths and getting rid of old tarps that collect rainwater. Flip over trash can lids and buckets, so they don't accumulate water. Clean out your gutters to keep water moving freely away from your home.
  2. Add outdoor fans around outdoor seating and dining areas to keep mosquitoes away from you and your guests.
  3. Use citronella and essential oils that are known for keeping mosquitoes away. Citronella candles are extremely effective, and oils like peppermint, tea tree, and eucalyptus are natural repellents. 
  4. Place coffee grounds around your house. Mosquitoes hate the smell of coffee. Wasps and hornets are naturally repelled by it as well.

When home remedies to keep mosquitoes away fail, it might be time to call in the experts at Squash A Bug Pest Control.

The Benefits Of Professional Mosquito Control For Your Home 

When you rely on professional mosquito pest control like a Mrs. Mosquito Control Program from Squash A Bug Pest Control, you can relax knowing your problem is solved. Our eco-friendly mosquito control solutions eradicate these pests from your property while keeping your family and pets safe. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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