Insects

What Diseases Are Carried by New Jersey Mosquitoes?


Mosquitoes are an unfortunate presence during the summer months in NJ. In addition to causing bites that itch, some of these bugs can put you at risk of getting a mosquito-borne disease. Learn more about some of the diseases these pests carry, and plan on hiring professional pest control in Monmouth County to deal with your mosquito infestation.

West Nile Virus

West Nile virus can cause a dangerous complication called encephalitis. This disease doesn’t always cause noticeable symptoms or serious problems for individuals who have it. However, certain people, such as the elderly, do have a higher risk of developing complications.

Saint Louis Encephalitis

This disease can cause mild symptoms in people, such as a slight fever and headaches. Fatal cases of this disease are rare, but older individuals have an increased risk of having more serious symptoms.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis

This disease has a high rate of fatality, although cases of it in humans are rare. Symptoms of this illness in people include stiff neck, tremors, headaches, high fever and the risk of going into a coma.

Wearing mosquito repellent and ridding your yard of standing water will help control mosquito infestations and lower your risk of getting one of these diseases.

If you have mosquitoes in your yard, our team at Allison Pest Control is here to help. Contact us for more information on professional pest control in Monmouth County.

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