Controlling Mosquito Borne Diseases
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Mosquitoes are more dangerous than ever. By transferring diseases like Zika virus, West Nile virus, Chikungunya virus, dengue fever, and malaria, these pests have cemented their place as harmful to humans. As we learn more about what they carry and how diseases spread, it’s more important than ever to control and prevent mosquito-borne disease.
Locations Affected by Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes love water, and they love heat! Mosquitoes are especially troublesome in the southern states because of this. Any area with the high concentration of water, marshlands or swamps, humidity, and lots of people is going to have a problem with mosquitoes. Major storms can also cause a surge in mosquito population, because any standing water can provide a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
While the US has less of a mosquito problem than other countries, if we don’t start taking these mosquito borne diseases seriously, we will have a massive problem in the near future. Southern states like Georgia, Georgia and Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, and Louisiana are particularly affected by growing mosquito populations and increasing incidences of mosquito borne diseases.
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Effects of Mosquito Borne Disease
The effects of mosquito borne disease can vary, depending on the type of infection and the health of the individual. Most people who are bitten by an infected mosquito do not exhibit symptoms, but in certain individuals, the effects can be severe—even fatal. Mosquito borne diseases are also dangerous because the symptoms can be similar to other common illnesses, like common colds or the flu.
Protecting Yourself from Mosquito Borne Disease
The easiest way to avoid mosquito borne diseases is to eliminate mosquitoes around human dwellings and businesses. While mosquito spraying treatments have become more and more common, we really encourage people to take preventative steps to cut down on mosquito populations.
- Take precautions on your property:
- Eliminate standing water in tarps, old tires, pools, and bird baths.
- Remember, water is like a magnet for mosquitoes.
- Make sure all screens are intact
- If you work outside frequently, wear long sleeves and pants at night
- Be careful when traveling:
- In warm areas with lots of people, such as the Caribbean, there’s a strong chance that diseases are likely to spread from bites, so take extra precautions.
Professional Extermination for Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can spread disease and infection. If you’ve taken precautions in and around your property to eliminate mosquito populations, but you’re still battling these disease-ridden biters, give Active Pest Control a call today! We can help prevent and eliminate mosquitoes through targeted and effective solutions.Back to Mosquito Exterminators, Control & Removal
Controlling Mosquito Borne Diseases in Georgia
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