In recent months, the disease called the Zika Virus has been a hot topic in the news. In this case mosquitoes are more than just pests, they are carriers of dangerous diseases. The disease which is primarily spread to people through mosquito bites (mosquito-borne flavivirus), has been reported in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. You may be wondering how you can help protect you and your family, and the answer is to reduce your chances of getting bit by mosquitoes.
When the Zika Virus is a Little Too Close to Home
This week public health officials reported the first U.S. cases of the Zika Virus in the states of Indiana and Ohio. In both (unrelated) cases, the individuals had just returned from traveling abroad. The CDC has issued an advisory for travelers, but if you have to travel to any of the locations listed above, the CDC recommends a few tips to ensure your safety. Currently, there is not a vaccine to prevent Zika, but it is advised to wear EPA-registered insect repellents and long-sleeved shirts and long pants to protect your bare skin. Since mosquitoes that spread Zika bite mostly during the daytime, it is recommended to stay in places with air conditioning during the day and sleep under mosquito netting at night. While the individuals from Indiana and Ohio didn’t get the virus here, it is only a matter of time before mosquitoes carrying the diseases reach the U.S.
What Does the Zika Virus Mean For Me?
While the Zika Virus is not currently being spread in the U.S., you can get ahead of the disease by helping protect you and your family now. The best way to prevent exposure to the mosquito-born illness is to control the insect population as well as reduce the chances of being bit. This is where Mosquito Shield can help you. Mosquito Shield offers an intensive mosquito control solution that creates a protective border around your most used outdoor areas, by repelling and killing unwanted and dangerous mosquitoes.
Mosquito Control For Your Backyard
The effective and powerful Mosquito Shield barrier spray is designed to reduce mosquito breeding population by killing them and mask your CO2 so they cannot ‘smell’ you, keeping others from entering
your property and is applied in multiple, targeted applications. Our highly trained team will help you implement a plan, apply the barrier sprays, and create an enjoyable experience in your yard. If you have questions about our proven, money-back guaranteed service, contact our customer service representatives to get all the information you need to get started.