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Help Stop the Zika Virus

House Mosquitoes, Yellow Fever Mosquitoes, Asian Tiger Mosquitoes, and ESP Mosquitoes are more than just annoying, they’re dangerous. According to statistics, diseases from mosquito bites are the number one cause of death worldwide, with over one million people succumbing each year. In recent months, mosquitoes’ deadliness has increased as the Zika virus has continued to spread. Indeed, early in 2016, the World Health Organization declared Zika virus a public health emergency, and in the United States in 2016 alone, more than 2,100 cases were reported.

What Is the Zika Virus?

Zika Virus is an illness that is spread through mosquito bites. The Aedes mosquito is the species that is most often the carrier of this potentially harmful illness. Aedes mosquitoes are largely responsible for Zika spreading through Africa, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean, and most virus cases in 2016 were travel-acquired. Though Zika is generally not deadly, and most people have symptoms for 2-7 days, large outbreaks in French Polynesia and Brazil revealed that Zika can cause neurological and autoimmune complications.

How Is the Zika Virus Contracted?

The primary way that Zika Virus is transmitted is through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected by biting an infected person; once a mosquito is infected it can spread the virus to anyone it bites in the future. Zika Virus can also be transmitted from mother to child during childbirth. It is important to distinguish that breastfeeding cannot transmit the disease from mother to infant. Zika is only transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood. Sexual contact or blood transfusions from an infected person can cause the disease to be contracted, but it is not contagious through saliva or mucous. Other diseases that are transmitted through mosquito bites include dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, heartworm (dogs), West Nile fever, chikungunya, eastern equine encephalitis, as well as Zika.  

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What Are the Symptoms and Treatments of the Zika Virus?

Zika can be uncomfortable and even lethal to those who become infected. At most risks are children and the elderly, as well as anyone with a compromised immune system.

Symptoms

According to the World Health Organization, approximately one in five people who are infected with Zika Virus will present symptoms. Some questions remain unanswered, as Zika is still a relatively new disease—many outbreaks have been mistakenly identified as dengue or yellow fever.

Symptoms include:

  • Rash
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Fever

Treatments

There is currently no vaccine to prevent Zika, and as the disease has been rare—only fifteen cases were documented between 1948 and 2007—so no specific treatment has been developed yet.The good news is that generic treatments for cold and flu seem to work for individuals infected with Zika Virus. Such treatments include:

  • Rest
  • Fluids
  • Medications to address symptoms e.g. pain medicine
  • Doctor visit

Prevention Is the Key

screenshot1Mosquitoes have been tormenting people and animals for millennia, but there are ways to keep them away from your home and yard. Preventing mosquitoes from making nests and laying eggs is the number one way you can protect your home and family from these pests.

Prevention Tips:
  • Remove all standing water
  • Fix leaking faucets and hoses
  • Trim vegetation

Essentially any item that can hold stagnant water must be drained or discarded. Always keep a weather eye out for tarps, old tires, garbage cans, and anything else that may collect water, and get rid of such items.

Call in an Expert

Ultimately, the best and only way to get rid of mosquitoes is to enlist the help of an expert in mosquito pest control in Puerto Rico. The expert pest control technicians at Oliver Exterminating Co. are well-equipped to examine your home and yard, making recommendations for prevention, and getting rid of existing mosquitoes.

Contact Us!

Get in touch with the experts to have your home evaluated for mosquitoes.

You can reach us at our Puerto Rico location at

(787) 764-2000

or at our Dominican Republic location at

(809) 548-3064    

Call now to arrange an appointment and get a free no-obligation quote.

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