Atlanta Metro Mosquito Control
Perhaps one of the most annoying sounds in the entire world (besides fingernails on a chalkboard) is that high-pitched whining buzz of a mosquito somewhere near your ear! In warmer months, they can drive even the hardiest outdoor enthusiast indoors, and greatly diminish a homeowner’s enjoyment of their own backyard. Their nightly hunt for a blood meal make us their very unwilling hosts, and leave us with those unsightly, itching welts wherever they stop for a quick snack.
Contrary to popular belief, not all mosquitoes require blood to live, as they actually feed on nectar. The male is not blood drinker; it is the female mosquito which requires it in order to lay eggs. Once she lays her eggs, a female mosquito will seek more blood in order to produce more young. She will continue this cycle during her short life span of about two weeks.
Mosquitos swarm at outdoor events and breed prolifically in stagnant water--from bird baths to discarded tires--even puddles from the latest rainfall. After a rain, mosquito eggs deposited previously hatch, turn into larva. The larva are called “wigglers” for obvious reasons. If you have ever examined a standing pool of water that has been still for a few days, you will observe hundreds of them wiggling around. Certain land features, such as swamps, reservoirs and retention ponds are virtual breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Within 7 days of the moisture activating the eggs, adult mosquitoes emerge. During the morning and the heat of the day the adults rest in shaded areas – bushes, tall grass, the underside of decks, trees, awnings, roof overhangs anywhere there is protection from direct sunlight. In the early hours of evening they emerge and begin the search for their victims.
Nuisance factor aside, mosquitoes in fact can be a very dangerous health risk. Malaria, dengue fever, and encephalitis. The well-known and well-publicized West Nile Virus (an Encephalitis virus) first appeared in the Western hemisphere in 1999 and quickly spread to infect people in every state in the US. Even our pets may be susceptible. Mosquitoes feed off both humans and animals, thereby easily infecting host upon host.
Take back your yard, and protect the health of your family with a mosquito control program from Skyline Pest Solutions.
Skyline’s Mosquito Reduction Program
Skyline will utilize a multi-faceted approach to eliminate current populations, as well as controlling future problems. Our ongoing Mosquito Reduction Program is most effective during the months of April- October.
Your state-registered Skyline Pest Specialist will work with you to:
- Inspect and identify potential breeding sites.
- Breeding sites that cannot be eliminated will be treated to eradicate mosquito larvae.
- All mosquito “resting” areas will be treated, targeting the adult mosquito population.
- Finally, your pest specialist will educate you to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment and keep mosquitoes out of your yard.
Skyline Pest Solutions has a cost-effective monthly treatment plan during the highest-risk months of the year, to make sure that you can enjoy your outdoor space all summer long.
Special Event Treatments
Do you have a party or other special outdoor event planned? Call Skyline Pest Solutions to have us treat your entire yard to make sure that the only guests at your party are the ones you invite!