Mosquito Squad of Burlington-Chapel Hill Can Help Protect You and Your Family from Zika Virus Today!
What is Zika Virus?
The Zika virus has been a hot topic on the news lately, with 82 travel-associated cases having been reported across the United States (as of 2/19/16). The Zika virus is primarily spread through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, although it can also be transmitted from an infected mother to her unborn child during pregnancy. Although all current U.S. cases of the virus have been associated with travel, the CDC predicts that U.S. mosquitos could acquire the virus through contact with currently infected individuals as mosquito season begins in the spring. As a result, U.S. mosquitos would be capable of transmitting the virus to other local individuals and thus increase the chance of infection throughout Chapel Hill, Durham, Burlington and the surrounding areas.
Symptoms of Zika
Though nearly 80% of all infected persons will never experience any symptoms, the Zika virus is commonly characterized by fever, rash, muscle pain, headache, joint pain, and/or conjunctivitis. Symptoms are usually mild and can last anywhere from a few days up to a week, although the virus can sometimes be detected in the blood for even longer. The CDC is also currently investigating a potential link between pregnant women infected with the virus and the birth defect, microcephaly, which can often lead to other problems depending on severity. Because many infected individuals will often go undiagnosed, it is important that pregnant women take extra precautions to prevent exposure to the virus.
Currently, there are no specific treatments or vaccines available to protect against the Zika virus, which means that prevention is the key to keeping you and your family safe. This is where Mosquito Squad of Burlington-Chapel Hill can help! Mosquito Squad offers quality protection to help eliminate up to 90% of mosquitos in your yard throughout the season. Mosquito Squad of Burlington-Chapel Hill offers an array of services from our traditional Mosquito Control Barrier Protection to special event sprays and tick control. Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how our mosquito, flea, and tick protection can help you finally take back your yard!