How to Know if You're Allergic to Mosquitoes

Posted by Mosquito Squad

December 20, 2023

In the Georgia heat, mosquitoes are a nuisance to everyone. Barely visible in the early evening hours when they first appear, the bites of female mosquitoes can leave itchy, red welts on your skin.

Contrary to what you might have been led to believe, the swelling and itching isn't caused by the bite itself. The human body's immune response to specific proteins in the mosquito's saliva causes the annoying itch and welt.

When you suffer from a mosquito bite allergy, bites can be more than an annoyance. They can be deadly. If you've had a severe reaction to a mosquito bite in the past, you could be allergic to mosquitoes.

Skeeter Syndrome: What Mosquito Allergy Reactions Look Like

The presentation of symptoms when you are allergic to mosquitos will look notably different. The respiratory and neurological issues common to mosquito allergies are especially concerning and can be fatal. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of the following as they may be a sign of Skeeter Syndrome:

  • Larger than average bites
  • Lesions or bruises near the site of the bite
  • Hives spreading at or around the site of the bite, or a strange rash
  • Lymphangitis, or inflammation of the lymph system
  • Anaphylaxis, or swelling in the throat making it difficult to breathe
  • Fever
  • Severe headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Muscle weakness

Atlanta Mosquito Control Services

Prevent mosquitoes from swarming and biting if you know you're at high risk of suffering an allergic reaction. If you're in untreated areas outdoors, use a repellent with DEET.

At home, skip the worry and hire mosquito control services to keep the mosquitoes at bay. Your backyard should be a private oasis, not a place where you worry about facing a medical emergency. In Atlanta, mosquito control is your best bet for keeping the infestation of mosquitoes far away from you and your loved ones.

We are pleased to offer the original mosquito barrier treatment that reduces 85-90% of mosquitoes in your yard. If you're allergic to mosquitoes, our services can make outdoor living a lot easier. With our time-released formula, you'll enjoy residual mosquito control for up to three weeks. Call our team today to request a free quote for the best Greater Atlanta mosquito control services at your home or business.