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Concerned About Zika? Here’s What NJ Residents Need to Know.

Don't Forget to Make Sure Your Kid Has Big Spray On When They Go Out to Play!
Don’t Forget to Make Sure Your Kid Has Big Spray On When They Go Out to Play!

By now nearly everyone has heard about the Zika virus, especially with it being a major news story at the Olympics. The truth of the matter is that the mosquito, which carries the virus is nearing the end of its season in NJ. They will die off after the first frost.

Spring and Summer Worries

Of course, by the time next spring and summer rolls around the mosquitoes will return and the risk of a Zika infection in the NJ area is very real. Although mosquito-borne Zika was predicted to make it to NJ this past summer, it never got here. There were a few confirmed Zika cases in the area, but all of them were from being exposed to mosquitoes down south or to someone who had already been taken ill.

What is Zika?

Zika is a virus that creates flu-like symptoms. Some people that are infected don’t even know it, while others develop definite symptoms. Although on the whole the Zika virus is not considered life threatening, the main danger of the virus if left untreated is to unborn children to whom it can cause birth defects.

Protection is the Answer

What you need to know is that protection is the answer to any Zika fear, and Allison Pest Control NJ has proven ways to control the mosquitoes on your property. Contact Allison Pest Control NJ for all of your Zika answers.