With all the recent news reports regarding mosquitoes, the Zika virus, and their significance to public health, pest management professionals have a new challenge in the fight against outdoor mosquito mayhem. Zika virus (an arbovirus or arthropod borne virus) is a Flavivirus that is moved from one person to another via biting mosquitoes.
Spread by the daytime biters, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (which also spread chikungunya and dengue), Zika virus infects a human host, multiples within the human body, and reinfects (for about a week) subsequent biting mosquitoes that continue the spread of the virus.
In adults, only about 1 in 5 people become ill from Zika and the symptoms are treated with rest, fluids, and acetaminophen.
•Joint and muscle pain
•Conjunctivitis or red eyes
Zika virus has been shown to cause microcephaly in newborns or an abnormally small head and brain, in infants. The virus is transmitted mother to child, through blood transfusions, and sexual contact. There is no vaccine.
The good news is we can help reduce the amount of mosquitoes on your property to an acceptible level. We use proven products and methods to provide long lasting mosquito control. This way your family can spend more time outdoors and less time worrying about mosquitoes.