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  • Stop Mosquitoes Now! Mosquito Service Begins March1st

"It's been three weeks since I had
 SmartGreen spray my yard for bugs...
it has been the best 3 weeks of the 
summer. I can go out in my yard and
not get eaten alive 
from mosquitos. 
I am enjoying my yard more and
more thanks to SmartGreen. If you've
got 
pests, give SmartGreen a call."
Thanks, Caryn P

Stop Mosquitoes Now! Call SmartGreen Pest and Mosquito Control Today!


 

Hello friends and neighbors, spring is right around the corner, which can only mean one thing-MOSQUITOES! Mosquito season at SmartGreen begins March 1st and runs through October. With all the talk recently concerning the Zika virus, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss how to protect yourself and your family from these horrible pests.

Fun Fact (Not): Scientist estimate mosquitoes have killed half of all humans from the beginning of time!

Humans have tried to protect themselves against the scourge of mosquitoes from the beginning with very limited success. Ancient Egyptians slept under nets to avoid the mosquitoes which feed at night. Native Americans applied mud and plants to their skin to keep the mosquitoes away. But none of these methods stopped or even slowed mosquitoes down.

Georgia has more than its share of mosquitoes as you already know. Mosquitoes feed on both human and animal blood, thereby potentially infecting host upon host. They are capable of transmitting numerous, sometimes fatal diseases such as West Nile Virus, malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, canine heart worm and now, the Zika Virus.

Millions of mosquitoes are born every day, making it impossible to completely get rid of mosquitoes. You can help reduce the number of mosquitoes around your property by eliminating any areas of stale, stagnant, standing water. You do this by emptying or changing the water in bird baths, fountains, rain barrels and potted plant trays every 5-7 days. Flip over toys, buckets and anything that will hold water. Even a bottle cap with water can breed 100’s of mosquitoes within 7 days! Clean your gutters as they will hold water. If you collect rain water for your plants, simply place a piece of screen over the container so mosquitoes can’t get in to lay their eggs.
Prevent exposure to Mosquitoes by making your home “bug tight” with screens on windows, keep doors closed and replace your outdoor lights with “yellow” lights which all insects are far less attracted to. Also, mosquitoes do not like “air movement”. Place a fan on your patio or deck to keep the mosquitoes away. Use mosquito repellents such as DEET especially at dusk and early evening when mosquitoes are most active. 

The most effective way to protect your family from mosquitoes is to Call SmartGreen Today! A SmartGreen pest professional will design a customized mosquito control program that fits the specific needs of your property, with the goal of reducing and suppressing the number of mosquitoes invading your property. Our barrier system provides protection for up to 30 days. Approximately every 30 days a trained, registered technician will return to your property and perform your mosquito service. Contact SmartGreen for more information.