Insects

Summer Brings an Increased Threat of Mosquito-Borne Disease


Mosquitoes in NJ have been known to spread West Nile virus, but that isn’t the only disease you need to worry about. There’s one mosquito species that’s responsible for spreading potentially serious diseases in other regions, and it could become a regular resident in NJ. With mosquito control services in Monmouth County, you can lower your risk of these diseases.

Aedis Aegypti Mosquitoes

The mosquito species Aedis aegypti can spread Zika virus, Chikungunya, yellow fever, dengue and other infectious diseases through its bite. This mosquito species is normally found in hotter parts of the world, as well as the southeastern U.S., but it could be heading up to NJ and the rest of the northeast.

Warmer temperatures in both summer and winter are making it possible for these mosquitoes to thrive and spread northward.

Mosquito Diseases

Zika virus usually produces mild symptoms in adults, but it can cause severe birth defects. This virus isn’t a common concern in NJ now. However, it could become a threat if Aedis aegypti mosquitoes make their home in the northeast.

Other diseases that these mosquitoes carry could also end up becoming a threat to NJ residents. In the meantime, NJ residents should use mosquito control to lower the risk of West Nile virus.

Having professional mosquito control services in Monmouth County can help protect you from mosquito-borne diseases. Contact Allison Pest Control for more information.

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