With Zika being transmitted locally within the United States now, everyday citizens and researchers alike are concerned. However, there has been something we could consider good news regarding Zika and the mosquitoes which carry it. Recently, researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX have determined which mosquitoes do and do not carry Zika. With all the uncertainty, in nearly all areas, surrounding Zika, it’s good to know which mosquitoes are potentially carrying Zika and which are not.
While it’s widely known the Aedes aegypti mosquito does in fact carry the Zika virus, it’s recently been determined in a recent article that the Culex mosquito does not carry the virus. The Culex mosquito is most commonly referred to as the house mosquito due to its high prevalence. It’s the mosquito most known for biting at dusk and dawn. This mosquito is so common and it is one of the few mosquitoes in the world which actually thrives when there is little water for breeding.
It’s quite interesting to note there’s also testing being conducted on Zika vaccination within monkeys which has proven successful. While it may still be some time before there’s a commercially available vaccine for humans, this latest news is nothing but good. In a recent article by the Associated Press, one doctor describes the vaccine, “The success in monkeys, which involved a traditional vaccine and two more cutting-edge ones, brings us one step closer to a safe and effective Zika vaccine.”
While this is encouraging news, the vaccine is more than likely not going to be ready for launch until the year 2018. This leaves many people in the wind as to when they will see a respite from the constant barrage of mosquitoes and the diseases they carry. It’s always important to remember to practice the T’s of Mosquito Control. When it comes to protecting yourself from Zika, the best method at this point in time is prevention. By reducing your contact with mosquitoes you inevitably reduce your chances of coming into contact with a mosquito which is a carrier of any vector-borne disease.
To find out how to keep your yard mosquito free all year long, call the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Victoria today at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out the form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
It’s peak mosquito season here in Victoria and due to the amount of rain we receive on a weekly if not daily basis, that’s not going to change for a long time. More than likely, we’re looking at a mosquito season which extends through October and possibly even into November. That’s right, we’re going to have to fend off the potentially disease carrying bloodsuckers for several more months. If you want to ensure your yard isn’t a mosquito feeding frenzy all year long, call the professionals at Mosquito Squad of Victoria today!
The Aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary carrier of West Nile virus, Dengue fever and the Zika virus, is already around us here in Victoria. With the uptick in Zika cases within Texas, currently at 64 (all acquired whilst traveling outside the U.S.), the need for eliminating mosquitoes from your yard is a big concern for a lot of folks. We want you to be able to enjoy your yard no matter what time of year it is without the worry of getting bitten by a potentially disease carrying mosquito. With our 100% satisfaction guarantee, you don’t have to worry. If after we’ve sprayed your yard you’re still experiencing a large mosquito population, simply call us back and we’ll be back out to treat your property.
With the large amount of mosquito breeding areas, ditches, children’s toys, etc., it’s important to put a barrier around your property. That’s precisely what we do. We come to your home and apply our barrier spray. It will knock down mosquitoes which enter your yard as soon as they land on any treated vegetation. We can ensure you have up to a 90% reduction in the mosquito population within your yard. You simply won’t have to worry about potentially disease carrying mosquitoes within your yard with Mosquito Squad of Victoria.
To find out how effective Mosquito Squad is at removing these unwanted bloodsuckers from your yard, call us today at (361) 894 – 8642, email us at email@example.com, fill out the form to the upper right or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to your call!
It seems week after week there’s something more unsettling regarding Zika in the news. Once again, this week has been no different. So, what do we do about it? Do we stay indoors for the rest of the year? Should we start wearing long pants, or perhaps a parka to keep from being bitten even though we live in a sub-tropical climate? Absolutely not! Mosquito Squad of Victoria believes you should be able to enjoy your yard no matter what time of day or year it is. That’s why we are dedicated to helping you rid your yard of mosquitoes and taking your yard back.
In a recent article, Texas health officials warn the Zika virus will arrive soon. What’s even more unsettling about the report is that the coastal areas of Texas are expected to be hit the hardest. Knowing we live in a very rainy, humid and hot area means the mosquito population will be extremely active through October at least. This means more time for mosquitoes to continue feeding and breeding, which is not good news. There are things you can do in order to reduce the mosquito population around your home. You can follow the T’s of mosquito control!
The T’s of Mosquito Control
- TIP:Tip over items in your yard to reduce standing water and help eliminate mosquito breeding areas. Such as sandboxes, toys, and wagons. Also, planting saucers and dog bowls. Other hotspots include gutters and flat roofs.
- TOSS:Remove excess grass, leaves, firewood and clippings from yard as these areas are ripe for mosquito breeding.
- TURN:Turn over large yard items that could hold water like children’s sandboxes or plastic toys.
- TARPS/REMOVE:If tarps stretched over firewood piles, boats, or sports equipment aren’t taught, they’re holding water. Remove them or keep them pulled tight.
- TAKE CARE:Take care of home maintenance needs that can contribute to standing water, including cleaning out gutters and making sure downspouts are attached properly, keeping your lawn grass low, and check irrigation systems for leaking.
- TEAM UP:Despite taking all precautions in your own home, talking with neighbors is a key component to mosquito, and tick, control. Townhomes and homes with little space between lots mean that mosquitoes can breed at a neighbor’s home, and affect your property.
- TREAT:Utilize Mosquito Squad’s Barrier Spray protection program around the home and yard. Using a barrier treatment reduces the need for spraying DEET containing bug spray on your children. We can eliminate up to 90% of the mosquitoes on a property.
To find out how Mosquito Squad of Victoria can assist you in keeping your yard mosquito free all season long, call us today at , email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out our form to the upper right, or visit our website for even more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon!