If you live in Atlanta — or anywhere in the South East, for that matter — then you likely know the fall season is oftentimes simply an extension of the summer. With temperatures still in the 60s and 70s (and even high 80s on some days), there isn’t much of a cool-down during the fall, which is good news for those that want to spend more time in their pools and at family barbeques, but bad news for those wanting to avoid disease carrying mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes love the warm and humid temperatures that Atlanta provides, and thrive throughout most of the year, as temperatures rarely reach the lows necessary to keep these pests away. This means that fall in Atlanta is a time where proper mosquito control remains to be a great need. Unfortunately, some homeowners let mosquito control fall to the wayside, especially during the fall, and for good reason; between a full-time career, kids going back to school, and a home to attend to, most folks simply don’t have the time to think about anything else.
Sadly, if you’re not taking the necessary steps to control mosquitoes, you could be putting you and your family at serious risk for mosquito bourne illnesses. At Mr. Mister, our mission — which is to make Atlanta mosquito-free — never stops, even in the fall months. This is why we continuously preach the implementation of professional mosquito control solutions year-round, and why we offer the best and most effective mosquito control methods on the market.
Here are just a few reasons why mosquito control should be at the forefront of your to-do list this fall:
The Dangers Of Mosquito Transmitted Diseases
The threat of mosquito transmitted diseases is constantly existent in Atlanta and other areas in the South and South East. These are the regions of the United States that see the warmest and most humid temperatures, sometimes year round, which is the type of weather conditions where mosquitoes thrive.
This means you and your family (if you’re an Atlanta resident) are at risk for catching mosquito-bourne illnesses such as Zika, West Nile, and more throughout the summer, fall, and even parts of the winter season and is why you should be exercising proper mosquito control practices throughout the year.
Just some of the most common mosquito-borne illnesses you’re at risk for this season include:
Zika Virus –
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last 3 or 5 years, you’ve surely heard about the Zika Virus, and how it has become a true threat to multiple regions within the United States, mainly the South and South East.
The first case of the virus itself was reported in Uganda over 30 years ago, but since then, it has found its way to dozens of additional areas of the globe, including Brazil and the U.S. The virus is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito and causes symptoms that mimic that of the common flu virus, including fever, headache, body aches, and chills.
While not necessarily looked at as a deadly virus, Zika is extremely dangerous for pregnant women, as the virus can cause a birth defect in utero, leading to a misshapen head and brain damage. In fact, the virus has become so volatile for pregnant women that the CDC has released an official recommendation for those who are pregnant to avoid any areas with a known case of Zika virus altogether.
West Nile Virus –
Before the Zika outbreak began in the U.S., West Nile was at the forefront when it comes to mosquito-bourne illnesses. With that said, just because the virus isn’t the topic of discussion on the national news stations doesn’t mean it has disappeared.
In fact, dozens of new cases of West Nile are reported each year, and the number has even increased since the first case was reported over a decade ago. While not as recent as the Zika Virus, West Nile is one of the most dangerous mosquito-transmitted diseases you could contract, as the virus itself produces little to no symptoms; making it almost impossible to detect.
This is why you should consistently be practicing mosquito control at home and when you leave your property, and should be vaccinated for the virus, should one be available in the area you live.
Practicing Proper Mosquito Control This Fall Season
Now that you’re aware of the dangers of mosquitoes, even during the fall in Atlanta, you should be finding the proper mosquito control solutions to be implemented throughout your property.
While you may think store-bought repellent sprays and mosquito-repelling candles will do the trick, think again. These solutions, beyond being short-lived solutions, are expensive and laden with chemicals that can actually do more harm to your skin.
Instead, you should seek professional mosquito control, such as the solutions we offer at Mr. Mister, which will guarantee your yard is protected from disease-carrying mosquitoes all year long. Here are a few of the solutions we offer at Mr. Mister:
Automatic Mosquito Misting Systems From Mr. Mister –
All of our mosquito control solutions utilize our Mr. Mister mosquito control spray, which is 100% biodegradable (making it the safest solution on the market) and extremely effective when it comes to ridding your yard of disease-carrying mosquitoes now and in the future.
One of the most popular solutions we offer at Mr. Mister is our automatic mosquito misting systems, which are designed specifically to fit your yard and treat your property on a daily basis — during the times of the day when mosquitoes are most active — in order to create an effective mosquito barrier.
Each mosquito misting system is designed to be discreetly installed within your existing landscaping and along your fencing, in order to avoid detracting from the look of your yard while still protecting you and your family from mosquitoes.
Using specially designed nozzles, our automatic systems disperse our mosquito misting spray, which rests on the underside of foliage and outdoor furniture; eliminating any adult mosquitoes nearby as well as mosquito larvae. This means your yard will not only be protected from mosquitoes in the short term, but it will also be protected in the future as well, allowing you and your family to spend time outdoors worry-free.
ClearZone Mosquito Misting Service –
As opposed to our automatic systems, opting for ClearZone mosquito misting service means you’ll have a personal mosquito control professional at your disposal.
When you choose ClearZone as your mosquito control solution, you’ll get an expert technician who will make regular visits to your home for treatments. This option is just as effective as our automatic systems, but also gives you access to a live-person with extensive mosquito control knowledge to assist you in controlling mosquitoes in your day-to-day life.
What’s more? ClearZone is extremely simple to order and have done; once one of our professionals has treated your yard, you can enjoy a mosquito-free yard for the next three weeks, guaranteed. Why is ClearZone so effective and long-lasting in controlling mosquitoes? Because our technicians are precise and thorough when treating your yard and they will ensure to treat every nook and cranny where mosquitoes may be hiding or breeding, including standing water, drains, and downspout areas.
Professional Gutter Cleaning In Atlanta From Mr. Mister –
While one of the mosquito control solutions listed above are needed in order to ensure your yard is effectively treated for mosquitoes, we, here at Mr. Mister, also offer additional services to be utilized in tandem with these solutions. This includes professional gutter cleaning.
When gutters are clogged with standing water from a rainstorm, this can be a highly attractive breeding ground for female mosquitoes (AKA the mosquitoes that bite and carry illnesses). This is why it’s so important to ensure your gutters are dry and clean on a consistent basis.
Unfortunately, gutter cleaning can be a dirty and dangerous job, and one that requires the homeowner to climb a tall ladder where they can put themselves at risk for falling and severely injuring themselves. With this in mind, it’s best to leave the job to the professionals.
At Mr. Mister, we’ll clean your gutters quick and thoroughly; ensuring no mosquitoes nearby even think about making your gutters their next nursery.
Now that you know why mosquito control is so important, even during the fall season, it’s time to find a mosquito control solution to implement for your property. Contact Mr. Mister today to learn more about any of our effective mosquito control solutions in Atlanta, or click here to get your free quote now.
Don’t forget to educate your neighbors on the importance of fall mosquito control as well, as controlling disease-carrying mosquitoes as a community can work wonders in keeping your area free of mosquitoes for good.