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Are you prepared to Avoid the Zika Virus from Minnesota Mosquitoes this summer?

April 12th, 2016 by Mike MacDonald in Mosquito, Pest Control Services

Are you sick of the Minnesota mosquitoes every summer? There may be more danger than just a few itchy bites.

What is the Zika Virus and what can you do to prevent and avoid mosquito bites this Minnesota summer?

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According to the CDC “Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito”

Zika was long considered a nuisance virus, causing only mild symptoms, if any, in most people. But starting with reports from Brazil, over the last year infections in pregnant women have been strongly linked to babies born with unusually small heads, a birth defect called microcephaly that can signal underlying brain damage. –  CBS News.com

With the threat of birth defects related to the Zika Virus starting to appear around the world is it worth the risk to you or your family from the Minnesota mosquitoes this summer? 

Can you prevent the Zika Virus?

  1. Currently there is no vaccine to prevent the Zika virus.
  2. The best prevention is avoiding being bitten by a mosquito
  3. Avoid mosquito bites in the day, often most carriers of the Zika Virus are actively biting in the day time

According to the CDC southern Minnesota could be the next hot spot for the Aedes species this coming summer. So what should you do?

Prevention of mosquito bites should be a priority this summer, unfortunately a lot of the options can ruin your summer fun. A mosquito pest control treatment may be the best option to maintain your summer lifestyle and avoid the Zika Virus this Minnesota summer. The top two ways to prevent mosquito bites is to wear long sleeve clothing and pants and staying indoors. Not the best solution to take advantage of the great Minnesota outdoors this summer. We all know how brutal the Minnesota mosquitoes can be in the summer and there are plenty of over-the-counter mosquito repellents but they don’t really get to the root of the problem when it comes to mosquitoes originating in your backyard. They are just putting a band aid over the real issue, and lets face it-we all have gotten a mosquito bite even when we have bug spray on. So the best way to prevent the Minnesota mosquitoes this season is to have the professionals stop them in their tracks. If you are looking for how to get rid of mosquitoes this summer be sure to call Rove Pest Control to set up a free consultation.

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