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Why Mosquito Repellent Fails At Controlling Mosquitoes

Everybody has had that moment: you’re gearing up to enjoy an outdoor activity, grab your mosquito repellent of choice, and then begin to cover yourself for at least 5 minutes before commencing that barbecue out back, hike around the lake, or other outdoor activity.

Then, not even a few hours later, you’re being swarmed by blood sucking mosquitoes who have every intention of devouring every inch of exposed skin, despite the huge amount of repellent you had recently applied. Contrary to what you may be telling yourself, you aren’t going crazy. The mosquito repellent that claims to last for 8 hours or more has likely stopped protecting you from the primary types of mosquitoes found in the Atlanta area. But why?

Most Mosquito Repellents Lack Longevity

A recent study discovered that, while most store-bought mosquito repellent maintain their effectiveness against some west nile carrying deer ticks for up to 8 hours, these same repellents fend off mosquitoes — like the Aedes Albopictus and Aedes Aegypti — for only a single hour or as short as 30 minutes in some cases.

Both of these species of mosquitoes represent the primary spread of mosquito borne illnesses in the U.S, and now experts are speculating that another Zika outbreak is bound to hit our soil once again this upcoming season.

Non-Effective Repellents

Widely known as a product that mainly depends on your personal preference, the use of  a mosquito repellent becomes continually more vital to your everyday safety with the threat of mosquito borne illnesses such as Zika ever looming closer.

However, spraying yourself down with pungent, oily mosquito repellent each time you step outside isn’t your only option, and not even the most effective option you have.

As technology in the field of mosquito control and protection continues to expand and evolve, options such as the use of automatic mosquito misting systems — from Mr. Mister in Atlanta — or regularly applied barrier sprays continue to prove their effectiveness for protecting yards, homes, and even special events in large public spaces.

Effective Mosquito Control in Atlanta

At Mr. Mister, we pride ourselves on providing customers throughout the metro Atlanta area with protection from annoying and potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes on a consistent basis. We’ve successfully protected homes throughout the suburbs with our especially popular ClearZone misting spray treatments that keep mosquitoes away for long periods of time, as well as with our automatic misting systems, which treat your yard on a daily basis.

Mr. Mister is a mosquito control services company in metro Atlanta that provides professional mosquito control and prevention in the Atlanta area. Give us a call at (404) 445-2516 to find out how we can help you solve your mosquito problems today.

We hope you’re finding our Atlanta Mosquito Control blog helpful and informative! For more information on what makes Mr. Mister Atlanta’s premier provider of innovative Atlanta mosquito control solutions and techniques click here. Or, visit our Testimonials page to see what some of our satisfied customers are saying.

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