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Additional Mosquito Control Steps to Take For Your Yard

With winter dwindling, the spring season will be here before we know it. 

Sadly, with the warmer weather and increased outdoor activity comes the threat of dangerous diseases (like Zika and West Nile) spread by pesky mosquitoes. 

To avoid these pests this season, make your yard a mosquito-free zone with one of Mr. Mister’s innovative solutions for mosquito control in Atlanta.

Beyond these solutions, there are a few additional steps you can take to prevent mosquitoes in your yard:

Eliminating Standing Water & Bright Outdoor Lighting

Mosquitoes are known to breed in standing water and can do so in even the most shallow of puddled water (like what’s found in a bird bath). 

Most insects, including mosquitoes, are also deeply attracted to bright outdoor lighting. Instead, opt for yellow bug lighting, which is almost invisible in the eyes of an insect.

Investing in Citronella Candles, Torches or Plants

While not nearly as effective of a solution as our Mr. Mister mosquito sprays, citronella is a safe, natural repellent found in many anti-insect products and mosquito sprays. 

Citronella can also be found in some potted plants or loose bushes, which can be utilized for strategic arrangement around your yard and outdoor spaces.

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Using an Outdoor Fan

It’s a known fact that mosquitoes (as well as many other insects) struggle to fly in severely windy conditions. 

Thus, large fans can aid in creating an effective mosquito barrier surrounding the grill and your patio. 

You can also opt for small clip-on fans, which can protect individual guests.

Trying an Electronic Insect Killer.

Bug zappers attract and kill unwanted mosquitoes and other insects using small doses of ultraviolet lighting. 

While an annoying solution (given the sound they make and unsightly design), newer models have become accessible to empty and clean. 

Most bug zappers are even battery-powered to provide quick maneuverability and movement.

Planting Some Catnip

While this tip may sound crazy, growing fresh catnip in potted plants or your garden can temporarily repel mosquitoes that plague these areas.

Nepetalactone, a natural oil found in catnip, is safer and more effective than DEET (in typical store-bought mosquito repellents).

If all of these options seem like too much of a hassle, you can always opt to have an automatic mosquito misting system from Mr. Mister installed discreetly in your yard. 

Our automatic mosquito misting systems are designed to fit your yard perfectly and require no maintenance or upkeep. 

You have it installed, and the system disburses our mosquito spray throughout your yard automatically each day to create a barrier between your yard and the dangerous mosquitoes lurking nearby.

We hope you’re finding our Atlanta Mosquito Control blog helpful and informative! 

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In conclusion, as winter gives way to spring and outdoor activities become more enticing, mosquito-borne diseases such as Zika and West Nile loom. 

Protecting your family and loved ones from these pesky insects is paramount. 

Mr. Mister’s innovative mosquito control solutions in Atlanta offer a reliable and effective way to safeguard your yard.


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How dangerous are mosquito-borne diseases like Zika and West Nile?

Mosquito-borne diseases like Zika and West Nile can be dangerous. They can cause symptoms ranging from mild fever to severe neurological complications and congenital disabilities (Zika) or potentially fatal encephalitis (West Nile). Protecting against mosquito bites is essential to avoid these diseases.

What makes Mr. Mister’s mosquito control solutions unique?

Mr. Mister’s mosquito control solutions are unique because they offer innovative, automated, and highly effective protection against mosquitoes. The automatic misting system ensures consistent coverage, and our advanced mosquito sprays are tailored to Atlanta’s specific needs.

Are citronella candles and plants effective in repelling mosquitoes?

Citronella candles and plants are moderately effective in repelling mosquitoes. While they may not offer the same level of protection as professional mosquito control solutions, they can help reduce mosquito activity in your outdoor spaces.

How can I ensure there’s no standing water in my yard?

To eliminate standing water, regularly inspect your yard for sources like flower pots, gutters, and bird baths that may collect water. Empty or cover these sources to prevent mosquito breeding.

Do bug zappers harm beneficial insects, too?

Bug zappers primarily attract and kill insects that are drawn to light. While they may inadvertently catch some beneficial insects, their impact on valuable species is minimal.

Is catnip a safe alternative to chemical mosquito repellents?

Catnip is a safe and natural alternative to chemical mosquito repellents. Nepetalactone, the active ingredient in catnip, is generally considered safe for humans and pets.

What maintenance is required for the automatic mosquito misting system?

Mr. Mister’s automatic mosquito misting system requires minimal maintenance. It’s designed for ease of use, and professionals typically handle routine checks and refills to ensure optimal performance.

Can outdoor fans eliminate mosquitoes from my yard?

Outdoor fans can significantly reduce mosquito activity by creating wind currents that deter them from approaching your outdoor areas. However, they may not eliminate mosquitoes.

What’s the difference between yellow bug lighting and regular outdoor lighting?

Yellow bug lighting emits light in a less attractive wavelength to insects, including mosquitoes. Regular outdoor lighting emits a broader light spectrum that can draw in insects.

Are there any long-term health risks associated with using mosquito control products and solutions?

When used as directed, mosquito control products and solutions, including Mr. Mister’s, are generally safe. However, following safety guidelines and considering individual sensitivities when using pest control measures is advisable.

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