If it feels as though Zika has maintained a steady hold on the 24 hour news cycle, there’s a good reason for this. Nearly every week, or every other week, there’s a new revelation regarding the virus. First it was a new, widespread disease with a funny name. Then slowly but surely the initial findings and possible correlations were being put out, such as a possible link to birth defects as well as other scary side effects of the virus. Now, however, there’s been conclusive evidence to show that Zika isn’t just some new mosquito-borne illness at all, in fact it’s been well known for quite some time. The only thing new about it is scientists’ ability to detect what the symptoms and subsequent effects on humans are. As of now, there is no cure or a vaccine, which makes it even scarier. So, are we truly ready for what could come next?
While there have been no occurrences of Zika being spread locally within the continental United States, the mosquitoes which are capable of transmitting the virus are now out in full force. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is highly prevalent within Florida and all the Gulf Coast states. This includes us here in Victoria, TX. Reducing your contact with any mosquito is the best bet against coming across a mosquito infected with Zika. In order to ensure there isn’t an outbreak, we need to be proactive rather than reactive. This goes for the government, private pest control companies as well as the general public. Everyone has their part to do in maintaining a proactive response to a potential outbreak.
Mosquito Squad of Victoria has the ability to reduce the mosquito population within your yard by up to 90%. That’s a great start. By ensuring your yard is nearly completely mosquito free, you’re statistically less likely to come into a disease carrying mosquito. It’s simple math, the less mosquitoes you come into contact with, the less likelihood that mosquito you do come into contact with will be disease carrying. For season-long protection, call us today to find out about our barrier spray or mosquito misting system. Both can help to keep your yard from being a congregation areas for unwanted, potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes.
You too can do your part. Ensure you don’t have any standing water on your property which may become mosquito breeding areas. Remember, all it takes is a bottle cap to produce hundreds of mosquitoes. If you have areas where water can accumulate and remain stagnant, then you’re creating the perfect environment for mosquitoes to breed and hatch. Once they’ve hatched, mosquitoes are immediately out looking for their first blood meal. Since they hatched within your yard, you, your family and your pets are more than likely going to be their first target. By keeping mosquito breeding areas within your yard to absolute zero, you’ve considerably reduced the mosquito population within your yard already.
To find out how Mosquito Squad of Victoria can point out problem areas within your yard for mosquito breeding, as well as provide a barrier spray which will knock down existing mosquitoes as well as knock down mosquitoes that enter your yard and land within it, call us today at (361) 894 – 8642, fill out the form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!