Zika Virus, and its potential threat to those affected, has been the topic of discussion for some time now, but now that this virus has made its way into the United States and to Florida, it’s important to learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones. With several cases reported in the Florida area, the virus could continue its journey northwards towards Charlotte. Because of the possible serious side effects of Zika, we here at Mosquito Squad of Charlotte believe the best defense is a good offense, and that starts with protecting your home and family from mosquitoes that may be carrying this dangerous virus.
Learn More About the Zika Virus
The Zika virus is spread from an infected mosquito to the human that it bites. Not everyone that is infected by the Zika virus will have symptoms. But, for those that do, they can experience muscle and joint pain, headaches, conjunctivitis, as well as a rash and fever. Currently, there is no treatment or vaccine for this virus.
Where the Zika virus becomes more dangerous is for pregnant women. A link between being infected with Zika while pregnant and delivering a child with microcephaly has been established. Microcephaly is an abnormal smallness of a baby’s head. This can lead to severe brain damage as well as seizures, intellectual disability, hearing and vision loss.
How to Protect Your Family from the Zika Virus
As there is no treatment for the Zika virus, the best protection is to avoid being bitten by an infected mosquito in the first place. That’s where we at Mosquito Squad of Charlotte come in.
Our barrier control treatment can eliminate up to 90% of mosquitoes from your property, and by having our professionals treat your yard once every 21 days, you can rest assured your family and pets are protected all season long. In addition to our barrier treatment, we also offer an automatic misting system that releases a treatment 2 to 4 times a day for 30-second intervals, and we can even treat your yard for special outdoor events.
Regardless of which option you select, protection against mosquitoes is of the utmost importance. To learn more about how Mosquito Squad of Charlotte can help protect your home and family, give us a call today at 704-821-0805.