Why are mosquitos a problem for Atlanta area residents?

Mosquitoes are one of the main reasons why people dread going outdoors, and they can turn a camping trip, cookout or romantic picnic into a nightmare for everyone. Even worse, it's a disturbing fact that mosquitoes are already spreading both the West Nile virus and equine encephalitis in the greater Sandy Springs area, and the threat of the chikungunya virus became a reality when a returning resident carried the virus with them from a Carribbean vacation into their Georgia home in 2014. How bad are these diseases? For starters, the chikungunya virus causes extreme swelling and pain in the joints, fevers and debilitating migraines. When you catch encephalitis, your brain becomes inflamed; therefore, frequent headaches, nausea, high fevers and even seizures can result from the infection. Finally, the West Nile virus causes similar symptoms of these former two along with diarrhea, rashes and vomiting with fatigue that can last for months after the infection.

All of these diseases spread very quickly in two ways: Disease-carrying mosquitoes can infect every person they bite, and any healthy mosquito who bites an infected person can also continue spreading these diseases.

How big is the mosquito problem in Sandy Springs?

In 2012, the Huffington Post reported about an OFF! survey showing that the Atlanta metropolitan area, including Sandy Springs, ranked in the top 10 cities of the United States that suffered most from mosquitoes. In this survey, almost one-quarter of the Atlanta population admitted that they apply insect repellent whenever they plan on staying outside for more than 30 minutes. Experts speculate that Atlanta's distinctive climate and geographical conditions create an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes.

How can you reclaim your mosquito-infested yard again?

The locally founded MosquitoNix company offers two highly effective and environmentally friendly mosquito-control methods that are even safe for your dogs and cats.

Misting systems give you a long-lasting solution to eliminate your current mosquito population and prevent all future mosquito breeding in your yard too. MosquitoNix professionals discreetly install small misting nozzles that will regularly mist the perimeter of your yard, deck or porch areas and even prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your favorite plants. Using this patented, odorless and biodegradable spray, technicians strategically target the most mosquito-prone areas on your property so that you can enjoy being outside again.

MosquitoNix also offers an economical QuickNix mosquito-control treatment, and repeating the process every three weeks yields the best results. First, a specialized team thoroughly sprays your yard with powerful backpack sprayers that use an ecologically friendly spray to kill off all the adult mosquitoes you currently have. Next, they spread a natural mosquito-repellant granule around your perimeter to prevent new mosquitoes from coming in. Finally, they treat all areas with standing water in your yard to kill all of the mosquito eggs that are about to hatch.

Go on -- You can indulge your fantasies about a mosquito-free backyard for free. Just contact MosquitoNix today to get a complimentary, personalized estimate on mosquito-control solutions that best suit your home.

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MosquitoNix Atlanta has done a great job of keeping our yard free of mosquitoes. We play and entertain outside all hours of the day and night and mosquitoes have not been a problem since we started this service. Our service tech, Charles, always lets us know when he's arrived and does a great job. Very friendly and professional. Highly recommend!

Tara Kaasa

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