Residents of Atlanta enjoy a lifestyle that is difficult to find in many other metropolitan areas. The city is one of the few American cities with resident professional companies in the four major disciplines of the performing arts: opera, theater, symphony and ballet. Sports fans can support Atlanta's professional football, baseball and basketball teams. A variety of museums and outdoor activities can be found in the metropolitan area. The climate provides four distinct seasons, and the area's abundant rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year although early autumn and spring tend to be a bit drier. Unfortunately for the human population, mosquitoes seem to find the Atlanta area appealing as well.
Mosquitoes Are the Most Deadly Creature in History
Mosquitoes are classified as an ectoparasite, which means that they feed on a host to the detriment of the host but do not live inside the host's body. They can transmit a wide variety of diseases to humans, including malaria, Zika, west Nile virus, Chikungunya and yellow fever. They can also transmit Eastern equine encephalitis, a virus that can affect humans as well as horses and other mammals and that is of particular concern in the Southeast.
Given the vast array of diseases that mosquitoes can transmit, it is not surprising that mosquitoes are known as the deadliest creature on the planet. Globally, mosquitoes are blamed for more deaths than all of the wars that have been waged since the dawn of history. Each year, for example, more than 2 million people die from malaria transmitted by mosquitoes, and an additional 200 million people are infected with the disease. Recent estimates place the number of people killed or debilitated by all mosquito-borne diseases in the tens of millions.
One reason that mosquitoes can be particularly successful in transmitting diseases is that they breed prolifically. Although females typically live less than two weeks in the wild, they can lay up to 200 eggs during their life. Thus, a single breeding pair can be responsible for many thousands of descendants in a matter of two to four weeks.
Mosquitoes love warm, humid environments, so the Atlanta area is ideal for them. Homeowners can help control mosquitoes by eliminating pools of standing water that could be used as breeding sites. Holes in the ground, birdbaths, containers that can catch rainfall and old tires can all hold standing water, encouraging mosquitoes.
However, for those who want to reclaim their outdoor environment without fear of mosquitoes, professional services are needed. At MosquitoNix, we specialize in controlling these dangerous pests. Our MosquitoNix Mosquito Misting system can reduce the population of mosquitoes in the typical yard by as much as 99 percent, and we offer a lifetime warranty as well as a money-back guarantee. Our QuickNix mosquito treatment program is a three-step plan that can reduce mosquitoes by as much as 90 percent within the first week; over the three-week treatment, the population will continue to decline. Contact us today to receive an evaluation of your particular mosquito problem and our recommendations for controlling the issue along with a free quote.