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First Domestic Case of Chikungunya Reported

For the last few months we’ve been following the newest mosquito-borne disease to hit the United States: chikungunya. Up until last week, all the diagnosed cases in the U.S. had been transmitted elsewhere. Travellers to the Caribbean were bitten by infected mosquitoes but didn’t display symptoms until back in the states. Last week, however, marked the first domestic case of chikungunya.

mosquito controlA Florida resident was recently diagnosed with chikungunya, but unlike other patients he had not recently travelled outside the United States. With the first domestic case, does that mean we are on the verge of an outbreak? The CDC says no.

The Centers for Disease Control is currently examining how the Florida man got the virus and keeping an eye on any other domestic cases. When chikungunya hit the Caribbean it spread very quickly, infecting thousands of locals and tourists alike, but the CDC doesn’t see that to be the case in the U.S. They “believe chikungunya will be have like dengue virus in the U.S., where imported cases have resulted in sporadic local transmission but have no caused widespread outbreaks.” Source.

With the outbreaks of West Nile Virus we’ve seen in recent years, we know how serious mosquito-borne disease can be, and how quickly it can spread. It’s very important to protect yourself from mosquitoes, especially at dawn and dusk when they are known to be most active.

At Mosquito Squad, we enhance our client’s outdoor living experience by protecting them from both the annoyance and dangers of mosquitoes. Our mosquito control services effectively cut down the property’s mosquito population. Our traditional, and most popular, mosquito treatment reduces the number of mosquitoes by 85-90%, while our all-natural treatment repels 80%.

Depending on the service that you chose, our trained technicians visit your property every 2-3 weeks to reapply the mosquito control product to the foliage where mosquitoes are known to feed and harbor. And, for even more control, we can install a permanent mosquito misting system that emits small bursts of mosquito spray when mosquitoes are their most active. If you are seeing more mosquitoes than normal, you will also have a remote to use.

If you have questions regarding mosquito control options, please contact your local Mosquito Squad office.


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Beating the Bloodsuckers with Reliable Mosquito Protection

It’s a well-known fact that mosquitoes can be bearers of deadly diseases. Mosquitoes don’t necessarily contract the ailments they carry, but their bloodsucking activities facilitate the propagation of the transmittable diseases from one victim to another. On top of transferring diseases, mosquitoes can also introduce parasites into the bloodstream of their hosts.

The importance of keeping out mosquitoes as a public health measure can’t be stressed enough. While not all mosquito species bear sickness and malady, it’s better to be safe than sorry. To that end, it is wise to invest in proper mosquito protection methods to stave off diseases like west nile, encephalitis, and dengue fever.

People resort to various ways to fight the mosquito menace, and one of the most basic methods is to reduce the amount of stagnant water around one’s home. Stagnant water sources can be found in a number of sites, such as pools, ponds, bird baths, gaping tree holes, and even leaky pipes. To deprive mosquitoes of their breeding sites, it is necessary to secure gutters, ponds, or any objects that can collect rainwater.

Another way to curb mosquito attacks is to bring in their natural predators. Dragonflies and frogs can hunt down mosquitoes and thin their numbers to a significant margin. You can also populate ponds with certain fish species such as catfish, goldfish, and betta fish to eliminate floating mosquito larvae.

The most effective way to block off and terminate these flying bloodsuckers is to install a thorough mosquito misting system available from companies such as Mosquito Squad. The idea is to mount a series of misting devices that disperse standard or all-natural mosquito repellent around a specific area at automatic intervals. With such a system in place, you can pretty much secure your entire property from frequent mosquito attacks and thereby sleep more soundly.

Due to their role as vectors for deadly diseases, mosquitoes have posed significant threats to humanity for thousands of years. Since mosquitoes threaten to attack when you least expect it, you may want to seriously consider solutions such as the abovementioned misting system to keep your entire household well-protected against mosquitoes. Count on companies like Mosquito Squad to provide such viable solutions.


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