Recent national news reports on Zika virus in Texas commanded everyone's full attention. Not only in Texas, but across the U.S., this virus that was once only found in South America, Africa, and Asia, is quickly spreading in North America.
As the San Antonio and South Texas mosquito experts, count on us to keep you up to date and informed on the potentials risks and latest prevention strategies for these incurable mosquito-borne viruses.
Not too long ago, Zika virus initially only occurred in Africa and Asia near the equator. Since then, it has spread eastward across the Pacific to French Polynesia, then to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. The virus is transmitted through mosquito bites from the infected Aedes species of mosquitoes. Aedes mosquitoes become infected when they bite someone already infected. The mosquitoes then lay their eggs in stagnant bodies of water, usually found in flower pots, bird baths, buckets, or animal bowls. These types of mosquitoes also prefer to bite humans, and are aggressive in the daytime. Unfortunately, at this time, there is no vaccine or cure for the Zika virus.
The most important modes of prevention of Zika virus in San Antonio and South Texas:
At Mosquito Squad, our priority is both our customers’ safety and their awareness of potential issues. We promise to keep you informed, via social media and this site, on any Zika virus news in San Antonio, Bexar and surrounding counties.
Our mosquito control services are effective against mosquitoes and can serve as a vital precaution to help prevent the spread of the Zika virus. If you have questions on how to reduce the mosquito population on your property, please contact us at 210-876-3677 or connect with us by alerting The Squad here.