With mosquito populations increasing during the summer months, it’s important to reduce your risk of being bitten. Mosquitoes in New Jersey could put you at risk of getting the Zika virus. Find out more about this mosquito-borne disease, and don’t delay getting Monmouth County pest control services to eliminate these pests.
About the Zika Virus
The Zika virus is a viral infection that mosquitoes can spread when they bite people. The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is a known carrier of this disease. While these mosquitoes aren’t common in NJ, it’s still a good idea to take steps in order to lower your risk of getting sick. The Zika virus can cause health problems, especially for babies born to mothers who have this illness.
Mosquito control in NJ helps keep the populations of these pests down, which reduces the risk of spreading the Zika virus and other diseases. Keep in mind that eastern equine encephalitis and West Nile virus are other illnesses that mosquitoes carry in NJ.
In addition to professional pest control, you can do your part in keeping mosquito populations down. This includes making certain that you don’t have any standing water in your yard, since these pests use water to lay their eggs. Putting mosquito repellent on and covering up as much as you can also helps reduce your chance of being bitten.
If mosquitoes have invaded your yard this summer, please contact Allison Pest Control. We provide Monmouth County pest control services to eliminate mosquitoes and other pests.