Dealing with itchy mosquito bites can make your summer miserable, but now there’s something else to worry about. The type of mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus are found in a larger part of the US, including NJ.
Here’s what you should know about the Zika virus and why you shouldn’t hesitate to call our NJ pest control experts if you have a mosquito problem:
• Two mosquito species might be a Zika risk. One species, Aedes aegypti, is known to carry this virus from person to person. The other, known as the Asian tiger mosquito, might transmit it. Both species are found in NJ.
• Zika season might extend beyond summer. The Zika virus isn’t just a concern for summer. Mosquitoes that carry this disease are expected to be active between June and October.
• Zika can cause birth defects, making it a serious threat to pregnant women. The Zika virus is known to cause microcephaly, a severe form of brain damage that causes infants’ heads to be abnormally small.
• Travel between Puerto Rico and NJ is expected to add to Zika concerns. Many people travel to and from Puerto Rico via NJ’s Newark Airport. Puerto Rico has been hit hard by the Zika virus, raising concerns that travelers could unknowingly spread the disease in NJ.
If you have a mosquito problem, contact Allison Pest Control. Our NJ pest control experts can help reduce mosquito populations on your property.