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Zika Virus

Know the facts about Zika:

Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus). People can also get Zika through sex with an infected man, and the virus can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. 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. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. However, Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections. https://www.cdc.gov/zika/about/index.html

US States

  • No local mosquito-borne Zika virus disease cases have been reported in US states, but lab tests have confirmed Zika virus in travelers returning to the United States. These travelers have gotten the virus from mosquito bites and some non-travelers got Zika through sex with a traveler.

Tips:

Empty standing water near your home.

Clean around the surroundings of your home from debris.

If you are worried wear long sleeve clothing, and wear a mosquito repellent.

Do not travel to countries listed for known Zika Cases. See CDC website. http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/index.html

YARD SPRAYS TICKS, FLEAS, MOSQUITOS

Our Feed-A-Lawn division is able to spray your yards for Ticks, Fleas and Mosquitos. Get Ready for Summer with a bug free yard. Call today for a free estimate.  Remember to empty little pools, buckets, birdbaths, check your gutters to help prevent mosquito breeding around your home.

Spring Flower and Garden Show

April 22,23, and 24 we will be at the Spring flower and Garden show Fairgrounds at Cumberland County Complex. Come out and meet our Staff, ask questions about Lawn Fertilization and Pest Control. Got a Pest Call the Best. Go local not Global!