This Summer, NJ Counties Are Preparing For Zika-Infected Mosquitoes

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With warmer weather arriving, mosquitoes will soon be out in full force. Monmouth and Ocean County officials are warning the public about the heath risks associated with some mosquito species, especially the Zika virus.

Preventing Mosquito Infestations

Public health officials are doing their best to lower the risk of the Zika virus in Monmouth County. The precautions they’re taking include getting rid of above-ground pools on abandoned properties, which can serve as a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Officials are also encouraging homeowners in the county to take steps to reduce mosquito populations in their own backyards. This includes getting rid of any sources of stagnant water, such as flower pots, and frequently changing water in bird baths.

Homeowners should also have NJ pest control professionals deal with any mosquito infestations that occur. This helps keep mosquito populations under control and reduces the risk of spreading diseases, including Zika and West Nile virus.

Officials warn that the Zika virus can cause serious health risks for pregnant women. This illness has been linked to a higher risk of brain damage in newborns due to a condition called microcephaly. Homeowners should be aware that mosquito species that carry Zika have been found in NJ.

Don’t let mosquitoes put your health at risk. Contact our NJ pest control experts to have these pests eliminated from your yard.