The Zika virus has been featured prominently in the news recently, with its first reported cases coming to the U.S. in Indiana and Ohio. Those reports continue to increase as more and more people are contracting the mosquito-borne illness, the most recent report confirming that nine pregnant women in the U.S. were diagnosed with the disease.
While the virus was first discovered in Africa in 1947, and has long affected tropical countries, its recent spread and linkage to the birth defect microcephaly has caused the CDC to issue a barrage of travel advisories to tourists and vacationers.
Though there has yet to be reports of Americans contracting the mosquito-borne Zika locally (meaning on American soil) there’s no evidence that, that day won’t come in the future.
How can you protect yourself from the Zika virus?
To combat this, the best solution available is to enlist the help of a mosquito control company like Platinum Pest Solutions. A Platinum mosquito control specialist will use a potent and highly effective barrier spray in your backyard to reduce mosquito breeding by killing them.
Instead of trying to protect yourself from Zika with a store-bought repellant, taking the extra step and spending a few extra dollars on a highly-trained, professionally applied mosquito control spray can provide that extra sense of peace of mind.
Zika will continue to become a better-known virus as the CDC uncovers more research findings and case studies, which makes mosquito control as important as ever.
Here is the forecast for the upcoming mosquito season.
So, don’t let mosquitoes keep you locked inside this summer — consult your friends at Platinum Pest to find out how to protect yourself and your family.