The Zika virus is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes. These mosquitoes can be found in various locations around the world, including the Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra areas of Florida. With 30+ confirmed Zika Virus cases reported in the Florida area, getting protection for you and your loved ones is now more important than ever.
Of all the individuals who would need to avoid contraction of the Zika virus, pregnant women are at the top of the list. During pregnancy, the virus can affect the fetus by causing birth defects in the brain called microcephaly along with other health complications such as hearing loss and growth deficiency.
Keep track of the current geography of the Zika Virus on the CDC’s Zika Geo page.
Now that you know the risks and symptoms of the Zika virus, how can you protect yourself against it? With no current vaccines or treatment methods available for the virus, prevention is crucial. That is why it is important that you hire a professional pest control team to help eliminate mosquitoes around your property. Since 2005, Mosquito Squad has helped eliminate mosquito infestations in over 100,000 backyards with our Protective Barrier Treatment.
With ample experience and knowledge of effective pest control, the professionals at Mosquito Squad apply a mosquito barrier control treatment that not only eliminates up to 90% of mosquitoes on contact but keeps them away for up to 3 weeks! For maximum season-long protection, we recommend getting your backyard re-treated every 3 weeks.
If you’re ready to rid your backyard of worrisome, potential Zika-carrying mosquitoes, give Mosquito Squad of Mosquito Squad of Greater Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra a call today at 904-559-3414. We’d love to give you more information on the treatment options we offer and how we can help protect your family.
Areas we service: Amelia Island, Atlantic Beach, Callahan, Fernandina Beach, Fleming Island, Hilliard, Jacksonville, Greater Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, St. Johns and Yulee.
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