If you have ever spent time outside enjoying the beautiful weather you have probably been pestered by mosquitoes. Nassau County Pest Control offers full service mosquito control and prevention that can have your home and property treated for mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes are not only a nuisance to have around when you are trying to enjoy the outdoors but they can also be dangerous as well. They are known to carry diseases that can be extremely harmful and even fatal to people and pets.
What Diseases Do Mosquitoes Carry & Spread?
Zika Virus – This virus is a newer virus that appears to be spreading through areas that are close to water or moisture. Although it was discovered in 1947 in the Zika forest in Uganda, it did not begin spreading widely in the Western Hemisphere until last year, when an outbreak occurred in Brazil. The Zika virus has been linked to mosquitoes and affects people of all ages but is the most dangerous to soon to be mothers. The virus starts off with the same symptoms that an average everyday cold or flu does with a headache and muscle and joint aches. The CDC has linked the mosquito causing zika virus to some birth defects in children that are born to an infected woman.
West Nile Virus – This has been the most common virus that has been associated with mosquito bites. The virus is spread to a person when they are bitten by an infected mosquito. The virus began first near the West Nile in Uganda in 1937 but has made its way to mosquitoes across the United States. West Nile Virus can lead to symptoms that are just like the flu and many people need to get the help of a healthcare professional to get relief.
How To Prevent Mosquitoes with Mosquito Control
The best way to ensure that you do not come across mosquitoes that can potentially carry a harmful disease is to do what you can to prevent them. Mosquitoes like to hang around standing water so you want to eliminate any areas that tend to have even small amounts of standing water.
You also want to be sure to contact Nassau County Pest Control to have your home and property treated for mosquitoes to take care of any that may already be hanging around. Ask about our different options that can protect your home. Our expert technicians have the training and experience to treat for mosquitos and give you prevention techniques to use on a daily basis. Contact us today for full service mosquito control Nassau County!