In early 2016, news channels erupted with reports of a virus spreading throughout Brazil and other South American countries. It soon became infamous for its effects on infants born to women infected with the virus, and Americans feared this tragic disease would quickly spread to the US, as well.
Unfortunately, this virus, known as the Zika virus, has made its way to the US. As of August 3, 2016, there have been more than 1,800 travel-associated cases of the Zika virus within the states. Zika poses a serious risk and Mosquito Squad of Columbus Northwest is here to help you with all your protection and prevention needs.
What is the Zika Virus?
Zika is a mosquito-borne illness and although this disease has relatively mild symptoms for most people, possible symptoms include fever, joint pain and rash.
The real danger, however, lies in its effect on unborn babies. The Zika virus isn’t just transmitted by mosquitoes—it can be transmitted from a woman to her child during pregnancy or delivery. Zika can cause microcephaly, a usually rare nervous system disorder that results in a baby’s head being too small, potentially causing miscarriage or fatal brain damage.
Don’t leave your mosquito protection to chance. Take control of your own protection and prevention by calling the professionals at Mosquito Squad of North Columbus.
There are currently no vaccine or treatment options to aid in the prevention of Zika, so it is up to you to make sure your home is mosquito-free.
How Mosquito Squad of North Columbus Can Help
Mosquito Squad of North Columbus has a variety of treatment options to help protect your family. Take advantage of our barrier control treatment that will eradicate up to 90% of mosquitoes on your property for up to 21 days.
For season-long protection against annoying pests, our automatic mosquito misting system is the perfect solution. It’s also important to eliminate as many bodies of standing water from your property as possible, as they are a breeding grounds for mosquitoes that could potentially be carrying dangerous diseases like the Zika virus.
Call Mosquito Squad of North Columbus at 614-591-4820 today for a free consultation.