How To Protect Yourself From Atlanta's Dangerous Mosquitoes
March 01, 2021 - Mosquitoes
Why Mosquitoes Are Dangerous
Mosquitoes are not just dangerous pests; they are the most dangerous creatures on the planet. Killing over one million people each year, these harmful insects are feared around the globe. The question is, when is the last time you heard of someone you know dying from a mosquito bite? Probably never. Here in America, we have access to high-quality health care services, which means the blood-borne diseases these pests spread are easily treated, leading to fewer people becoming sick. Keeping this in mind, outbreaks of mosquito-spread diseases still happen every year in various locations across the U.S., including here in Atlanta.
What Draws Mosquitoes To Atlanta Properties?
Considering how densely populated an area is with mosquitoes is probably not something you regularly think about. It should be. In order to avoid mosquito bites, you should know what draws them to properties, and more specifically, into your yard.
The first thing you should know is that mosquitoes breed in sources of stagnant water. On your property, things like birdbaths, ornate pools, ponds, and rainwater collecting in various objects allow these dangerous pests to reproduce. The only other thing female mosquitoes need to be happy on a property is blood nourishment; this could come from a small mouse to one of your family members.
How To Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Grounds
The best way to eliminate mosquito-breeding grounds is to pour out the water that collects around your property after rainstorms. Look for these sources inside containers like buckets, toys, playground equipment, gutters, and drain systems. If you have ornate pools or birdbaths in your yard, replace the water inside them every four days. Finally, if your property has a pond, consider stocking it with mosquitofish.
Strategies To Keep Mosquitoes From Biting You
Along with eliminating breeding grounds to reduce your chances of being attacked by mosquitoes, many other simple strategies can help protect you from these dangerous pests. Here are a few basic self-protection tips we recommend.
- Avoid swamps and marshlands.
- Limit how much time you spend outside during dusk and dawn.
- Apply mosquito repellent to your body before going into mosquito-dense areas.
- Exercise indoors where mosquitoes won't smell your breath and sense your body heat.
- Wear lighter-colored clothing.
The Best Way To Keep Mosquitoes Off Your Property
If you don't want to spray yourself down with mosquito repellent every time you go out onto your property, here is one thing to consider. Hire the experts at GeoMosquito. We use advanced mosquito abatement programs to guard area properties against these annoying and harmful insects. We also offer single-service visits in case you want to enjoy an outdoor gathering in peace. Fully licensed and insured, you can be sure that we will get the job done right the first time. Call today to find a mosquito control plan that will best fit your Atlanta property's needs.