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Beware of Mosquitoes Carrying Zika Virus This Summer


With temperatures warming up, mosquitoes will be active soon. These insects can spread West Nile virus, as well as other diseases, via their bites. Zika virus is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that has been a growing concern in parts of the U.S. Professional pest control in Ocean County NJ can help reduce your risk of having to deal with mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.

Zika Virus Symptoms

Zika virus can cause symptoms that are similar to the flu and other viruses, such as a fever and joint pain. This virus can also cause conjunctivitis or reddish eyes, as well as a rash. Symptoms of Zika virus can last for several days or longer. While many people are able to recover from this virus on their own, some require hospitalization for more severe cases. The main concern about Zika virus is that it can cause birth defects in pregnant women who have this infection.

Mosquitoes and Zika Virus

Only certain mosquito species carry Zika virus, such as Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito). While you might not encounter these mosquitoes in your NJ yard, it’s still important to take steps toward lowering your risk of infection. Eliminating standing water and covering your skin can help.

If you have mosquitoes in your yard or want to prevent an infestation this summer, please contact Allison Pest Control. Our experts can provide you with pest control in Ocean County NJ that will eliminate mosquitoes and help keep you and your family safe.

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