Our mosquito and tick control services are safe for your family and pets. Clean Air Mosquito Control services residential and small businesses in the Sandy Springs area. Our mosquito and tick control services are safe for your family, your pets and the environment.
Whenever grass is long enough that it touches your legs, you should take extra precautions in regards to ticks. They are crawlers, they don’t even need their preferred longer grass to latch on to your shoe and climb on to your skin. That’s right, you don’t have to be in the woods to pick up a potentially dangerous tick.
There are three tick species are most commonly associated with humans in Georgia. The Lone Star tick, American Dog Tick, and Black-legged Tick or the types you should watch out for. These critters can carry very dangerous diseases. Georgia’s most common is Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. It has a fatality rate of three to five percent, with most cases being kids under 15 years old. If you have been bitten by a tick with RMSF, you may notice fever, getting the chills, a headache and bloodshot eyes. After a couple of days, you may notice a spotty rash appear. If you notice any symptoms at all, after being bitten by a tick, seek medical care. You can learn more about ticks in Georgia on the UGA extension website.
When temperatures reach a consistent 50 degrees, mosquito eggs start hatching. Mosquito season, in Sandy Springs, begins in March and goes through October. Depending on rainfall, the peak of the season can vary, but mid-summer is always a time to make sure you are protected. The best way to protect yourself, your family and pets is to get rid of and repel mosquitoes on your property,
There are 63 species of mosquitoes in Georgia, most of them are just a nuisance, and annoying. Of the three most common mosquitoes in the state, two are known for carrying disease. The diseases found in Georgia include West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, and even the possibility of the Zika Virus. The CDC has a great map showing cases in each state.
Many of the chemicals used in conventional pest control are harmful to humans, pets, and pollinators that help keep our ecosystem healthy. These highly toxic chemicals can cause a lot of different problems and illnesses. In addition, pests are very resilient. They adapt very well and when exposed to traditional insecticides, they rapidly adjust and start to resist the chemicals.
The changes that occur when a pest comes in contact with these chemicals, and survives, are genetic. So when they lay their eggs, the newly hatched pests are immune to the chemical that is trying to kill them. Entire species of mosquitoes have been found to be resistant to commonly used insecticides. That means, these dangerous bugs will still be around after a traditional, chemical mosquito treatment.
Natural pest control is better for the people living in and around the treated areas, the environment, ecosystem, and for endangered pollinators like honey bees. Also, going the natural route will actually work, and continue working each application. You can reduce and eliminate dangerous ticks and mosquitoes in your yard and enjoy a beautiful, safe lawn and garden.
Natural methods of Sandy Springs mosquito control can be both safe and effective. Contact us today for your free quote!
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