Wisconsin is home to 56 species of mosquito vectors. Many of these are never found to bite people and prefer either amphibians or larger mammals such as deer. However, some do bite us and can become such a problem that they actually keep you from enjoying your yard during some of the nicest times of the year. Additionally, mosquitoes pose a significant health threat due to diseases they can carry like, West Nile virus, Powassan virus, Lacrosse Encephalitis and the new coming Zika virus. These viruses can be transmitted to your family and pets through a single bite. That’s what makes mosquito prevention so important!
While most of Wisconsin mosquito vectors tend to attack us at dusk and dawn, conditions around the home can promote their activity all day long, dramatically limiting the enjoyment of your yard both night and day. It’s a serious issue, which is why you should give real consideration to a customized mosquito control program for both control and prevention.
Enjoy Your Yard Again with Mosquito Protection
It’s time to mount a counter attack and reclaim your yard from mosquitoes. Here is how Terminator Pest Control will protect you and your family from these threatening vectors
- Our Applications kill mosquitoes for up to 21 days as long as the product has not been removed.
- The residual effect of our application kills adult mosquitoes immediately, stays on your foliage and continues to kill pests on your property and from surrounding properties that stop to rest on your vegetation.
- While we cannot offer 100% protection from every mosquito, you should notice an enormous reduction of the mosquito population in your outdoor area.
- We try will point out existing conducive conditions to enhance your mosquito management program.
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ZIKA Information from CDC
- Most people infected with Zika virus won’t even know they have the disease because they won’t have symptoms. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache. The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) for Zika virus disease is not known, but is likely to be a few days to a week.
See your healthcare provider if you are pregnant and develop a fever, rash, joint pain, or red eyes within 2 weeks after traveling to a place where Zika has been reported. Be sure to tell your health care provider where you traveled.
- 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.
- Zika virus usually remains in the blood of an infected person for about a week but it can be found longer in some people.
- Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.
- The symptoms of Zika are similar to those of dengue and chikungunya (http://www.cdc.gov/chikungunya/index.html), diseases spread through the same mosquitoes that transmit Zika.
- See your healthcare provider if you develop the symptoms described above and have visited an area where Zika is found.
- If you have recently traveled, tell your healthcare provider when and where you traveled.
- Your healthcare provider may order blood tests to look for Zika or other similar viruses like dengue or chikungunya.
- There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika virus.
- Treat the symptoms:
- Get plenty of rest.
- Drink fluids to prevent dehydration.
- Take medicine such as acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or paracetamol to reduce fever and pain.
- Do not take aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) until dengue can be ruled out to reduce the risk of bleeding.
- If you are taking medicine for another medical condition, talk to your healthcare provider before taking additional medication.
- If you have Zika, prevent mosquito bites (http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html) for the first week of your illness.
- During the first week of infection, Zika virus can be found in the blood and passed from an infected person to a mosquito through mosquito bites.
- An infected mosquito can then spread the virus to other people.
More detailed information can be found on CDC’s Zika virus web page for healthcare providers