Mosquitoes: A Guide To Identification, Prevention And Control In Atlanta

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You know it's summertime when you hear those all too familiar slapping sounds of hands hitting arms, legs, or any other part of the body in a feeble attempt to shoo away mosquitoes. Unfortunately, one of the most pleasurable times of the year encompasses the misery that these biting insects inflict on innocent souls just trying to enjoy fun activities outdoors.

But just when you thought you lost all hope, here comes Solstys Environmental to salvage your summer. We provide the most effective and innovative ways to get rid of mosquitoes on your property so you can go back to enjoying your outdoor living spaces the way you should –completely worry-free.

Continue reading to learn more about mosquitoes and how specialists with pest control in Atlanta can eliminate them to create an enjoyable outdoor environment.

How To Identify A Mosquito

If you've never been able to identify a mosquito physically, you've most likely heard that irritating high-pitched buzzing sound as they fly through the air. And you've probably experienced them landing on your skin, consuming your blood, and escaping before you have time to react. These long-legged, slender insects with wings possess a piercing mouthpart called a proboscis that females use to extract blood from their host to aid in reproduction. The males do not consume blood but rather dine on nectar and plant substances instead.

If you're experiencing a mosquito infestation on your property, don't wait to seek assistance. Contact your local pest management company to schedule an inspection and treatment service.

How Mosquito Bites Spread Dangerous Disease

Mosquito bites are not just uncomfortable and sometimes painful, but they’re responsible for transmitting dangerous diseases. When a mosquito bites an infected organism, it can acquire the disease-causing pathogen and spread it to other hosts through subsequent bites. Some diseases mosquitoes can carry and transmit include the chikungunya virus, West Nile virus, Zika virus, malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever. Depending on the health of the individual, some people may experience a range of symptoms from mild to severe and even life-threatening in some cases.

Therefore, it's imperative to reduce mosquito populations on your property to minimize the risk to your health. Contact our team at Solstys Environmental so that we may conduct a comprehensive pest assessment and devise an appropriate action plan.

Four Environmentally-Friendly Mosquito Prevention Tips

Just when you thought mosquitoes were an impossible insect species to prevent, it turns out there are numerous ways to discourage their activity safely yet effectively. Review this list of four methods to keep mosquitoes away:

  1. Put up physical barriers, like screens and nets.
  2. Use an EPA-approved insect repellent on exposed skin and clothing.
  3. Turn on fans to create challenging conditions for mosquitoes to fly.
  4. Eliminate any stagnant water on your property.

For more tips and tricks to prevent mosquitoes from coming around, consult with reputable pest experts.

Professional Assistance Is The Best Mosquito Management Solution

Despite your best efforts, sometimes prevention methods don't always provide the desired results. That's when it's time to focus your attention on seeking professional mosquito control services to keep your property protected at all times.

Solstys Environmental has provided outstanding pest management solutions to our residents in Atlanta for a decade. We develop targeted strategies that suit your specific situation for the most optimal results. With eco-friendly treatment methods, you can rest assured that the health and safety of your household is our number one priority. We respond with a sense of urgency and treat your family as if they were our own.

We offer courtesy pest inspections, so reach out to us today to request yours. We look forward to serving you.

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