Zika Virus and Mosquito Control

Posted by AllGreen on May 26, 2016

Mosquito Control MassachusettsThe Zika virus is a disease causing Zika fever that is spread through mosquito bites. It is believed to be dangerous to women who are pregnant, considering pregnancy or are of childbearing age.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC)  has issued an alert for travel to areas where Zika is spreading.

The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes. There is no vaccine or specific treatment for the disease. The best way to prevent Zika fever is to avoid mosquito bites.

“The best form of prevention is protection against mosquito bites.” – World Health Organization (WHO)

The Zika virus is a suspected cause of microcephaly defined as abnormal smallness of the head, a condition that is present at birth associated with incomplete brain development and mental retardation.

Zika virus is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Aedes mosquitoes are a group of mosquitoes originally found in tropical climates, but now found on all continents except Antartica. The Aedes genuses, mainly Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, are thought to have spread to the United States by the used-tire trade. This is the same mosquito that transmits dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is very efficient at spreading disease as it bites mostly humans around urban areas in its 2 to 4 week life.

Because mosquitoes need less than an inch of water in as small an area as a bottle cap to lay their eggs, it is advisable to protect yourself by hiring a professional to create an undesirable barrier for mosquitoes. Eggs can survive for months until rain arrives.

Mosquito control from AllGreenAllGreen uses a combination of natural cedar oil and and EPA registered products to repel mosquitoes. Using a fogging atomizer applicator, we spray a barrier area around your outdoor living space. Treatments can last 2 to 3 weeks depending on weather.

AllGreen is committed to protecting your family and pets from mosquitoes and Zika virus. We are a local, family oriented and environmentally conscious company. Please view our Mosquito Control section for more information.