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Homeowners in Atlanta often have the impression that mosquitoes are everywhere and that little can be done to reduce their population levels. The reality, however, is that mosquito problems can be stamped out if the breeding grounds that the mosquitoes use to reproduce are eliminated. The life expectancy of most mosquitoes is less than a month. Moreover, mosquitoes continue to prefer staying near wet environments once they reach adulthood. It is rare to find mosquitoes venturing far from their initial breeding grounds, so homeowners can keep most mosquitoes away by improving drainage and installing deterrents. Top Breeding Grounds The most common...
Why is it that some people attract mosquitoes more than others? There are numerous factors involved, ranging from our scent to the amount of heat we produce to the color of our clothing. Sometimes, though, we can be targeted more because of our blood type. Popular Blood Types Out of the four blood types (O, A, B, and AB), those with Type O blood are the most appealing to mosquitoes, followed by Type B and Type A. In fact, Type O blood is targeted more than twice as much as Type A. Why Type O, though? Since different blood types secrete...
Zika panic has swept the globe, and for good reason. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects in unborn babies – and it happens to be spreading like wildfire. The World Health Organization has declared Zika a public health emergency. Here are a few things you need to know in order to meet this epidemic head-on. A Few Zika Facts The Zika virus is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a very aggressive type of mosquito that lives in 34 countries and territories across the world. The World Health Organization estimates that 3 to 4 million people across...
Like many Atlanta homeowners, you are probably already laying the groundwork for upcoming Memorial Day festivities. Chances are that you're also already dreading the influx of mosquitoes that tend to ruin barbecues and other outdoor gatherings. Rather than spend your time spraying repellent and slapping away biting mosquitoes, make short work of the problem with QuickNix mosquito control treatments by MosquitoNix. Unlike other mosquito control solutions, QuickNix reduces mosquito populations by more than 90 percent, and they take on mosquito breeding sites too. Learn more about QuickNix by reading on below. Atlanta Summers Bring Mosquitoes to the Yard All around Atlanta...
The Zika virus has instilled fear in many people since it first hit the United States sometime between 2013 and 2015. This malignant virus originated in the Zika forest of Uganda and was discovered by researchers in 1947. It's a serious concern among the world population, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recently issued some alarming news for the nation: The Zika virus is spreading. Has the Zika Virus Infiltrated Georgia? According to a report by Atlanta's NBC affiliate 11Alive, the Zika virus has infected 17 Georgia residents. In an interview with Dr. Tom Frieden, former CDC Director,...