All About the Mosquitos

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The World Health Organization (WHO) and various Environmental Health Department are warning people in several regions of the United States to brace themselves for the upcoming mosquito season.

To date 48 countries and territories in the Americas supported Zika transmissions since 2015. (WHO)

While California had no reports in 2016 or worries concerning the Zika virus mosquitoes, this year the moist winter and warm spring made the perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes.

Animal, Fly, Insect, Mosquito, PestZIKA VIRUS MOSQUITOES EXPECTING TO MULTIPLY

It’s frightening that experts predict the Zika virus carrying mosquitoes (Aedes Aegypti) will grow plentiful across the southern and eastern states this summer season. The Aedes mosquito could spread up to New York City and Los Angeles. This is mainly due to the warm winter and to positive summer conditions.

Interestingly, the University of Georgia scientists and researchers fear that 26 mosquito species across several geneses have the potential to carry the Zika virus. Various species tend to reside in a certain area, the version indicated, and seven mosquito species from the United States could become hosts for its Zika virus.

One species tolerant to colder temperatures would be the Aedes Albopictus, the Asian Tiger mosquito, that is shifting its way northwards. The Albopictus is also an invasive species which conveys, Dengue fever, West-Nile fever, Yellow fever and Encephalitis.

This could mean that the virus potentially could spread across the Canadian border. Travelers coming from Zika infected regions can also spread the virus.

A new study released by the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)and the Pest Control Palm Bay Experts indicates that complications in Zika ailments are underestimated. Throughout the study 1118 Canadian travellers returning from the Americas, 41 transported the Zika virus. (Oct 2015 – Sep 2016).

The study observed that the full clinical spectrum of acute Zika virus, such as adverse fetal and neurological outcomes.

Recommendations TO COMBAT MOSQUITOES

Prevention efforts should be on everyone’s list this year and start long before the insect season begins. Here Are a Few Tips to make your summer mosquito safe:

Drain and remove excess water in ditches or areas where water accumulates.
Remove stagnate water, including planting containers, bird baths, dog bowls. Fill with fresh water regularly.
Check your yard for: Old tires in which water accumulates easily, garbage planters, children toys, inflatable pools, rain barrels, tarps on BBQ’s, boats, wood piles, etc..
Clean out gutters where debris collects and collects water.
Plant lemongrass and citronella plants around sitting areas,
Lavender,
Catnip (be Ready to have a Couple of feline friends over),
Marigold,
Basil,
Peppermint,
Geranium, or even
Rosemary.

Bird Feeders
Birds like to feast on bugs. Attract them hanging a couple of bird feeders around your lawn.
Bat Houses
Bats are incredible insect predators and love mosquitoes.
Cover Your Grub
Utilize food covers when dining outside, and eliminate food after finished.
Add a Breeze
Standing fans or ceiling fans also can help keep bugs away.
Lawn, Shrubs and Leaves
Keep lawn cut short.
Remove old debris & leaves beneath shrubs.

Remove leaves especially in low areas where water may collect, near drains & ditches.

Insect Repellent
Use a non-toxic, chemical free all-natural repellent.
Many natural repellents on the market, are very powerful, secure and some repel greater than DEET solutions.

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