Mosquito protection is a significant part of your parenting skills if you live in Metro Atlanta or North Georgia in general. Mosquito control for kids is available to you if you feel that you are unable to keep your backyard or garden free from these insects. Children tend to want to spend a lot of time outdoors in summer and early fall, and you want to do your best to protect them – but do you have the knowledge?
Mosquitoes tend to zone in on adults rather than children. This is due to the larger size of adults presenting a greater area of sweat and higher carbon monoxide emission. This does not mean that children are immune, and you should take steps to protect them – particularly if you are not present in your yard. Even if you are, and most mosquitoes target you, some will find your child.
Children Suffer More From Mosquito Bites
Because of their potential lack of natural immunity, and also because of their smaller size, children tend to suffer more when bitten than adults do. Worldwide, a child dies every single minute from malaria when an adult might survive. When assessing risk to children from the mosquito hazard, make sure you don’t make the mistake of taking adult figures into consideration.
Adults are more likely to survive serious illness from the various viruses that mosquitoes can carry and transmit. If they have been bitten before, adults may also have the antibodies to give them some level of immunity – though not always! Children will likely not have this acquired immunity, and what is dangerous to an adult can be fatal to a child. The younger your child, the higher the risk. So a 6-month old baby has more risk than 3-year old toddler.
Mosquito Protection and Children
When you consider mosquito protection and children, it comes down to how effectively you can prevent these insects from attacking your child. If somebody tried to attack your son or daughter you would fight them tooth and nail – so why hesitate to fight mosquitoes? Why not do all you can to keep them away from your entire family – including your pets?
One simple step to take is to keep them covered when mosquitoes are buzzing. You can’t cover a child entirely, particularly in hot weather, but a t-shirt is not good enough. Cover their legs and arms to keep your children as safe as possible. You can use a natural mosquito repellent such as citronella or natural pyrethrum.
Mr. Mister ClearZone Mosquito Control System
DEET is not as safe for your kids as natural insecticides, so avoid DEET if at all possible. Geraniol is another natural insecticide that is safer than DEET and offers 2 – 4 hours protection. That said, by far the best method of protecting your kids is to remove or reduce the population of mosquitoes around your home. That is the service offered by Mr. Mister. We will examine the external areas around your home and assess everywhere we believe could be breeding places for mosquitoes and places they can hide.
We will remove those that can be removed (old tires, cans and other containers) and treat all those that cannot be removed (drains, fountains, areas at the bottom of walls and your foundations, holes in walls and trees, etc.) We use our safe ClearZoneTM mosquito spray service for this. The treatment removes existing mosquitoes and makes your yards unattractive to new mosquitoes – but not to you, your children or your pets.
Automatic Mosquito Misting System
If you wish, we could then set up an automatic mosquito misting system that creates a mosquito barrier around the perimeter of your home. So we have removed existing mosquitoes, made it difficult for them to breed and have then prevented new mosquitoes from entering the protected area around your home.
When it comes to mosquito protection and parenting, Mr. Mister can help you make a decision on the best form of mosquito control for kids and vulnerable pets. We are the ‘go-to’ company for metro Atlanta mosquito control in Atlanta and North Georgia and we will work with you to achieve the safest possibly environment for you and your children. This includes your dog, cat and whatever pet you have – so long as it is not a pet mosquito!
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