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.
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.
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.
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:
Mosquitoes 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:
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.
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.
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