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Mosquitoes Bring Yellow Fever

June 3, 2018


Recently, yellow fever has been a hot conversation topic. Due to the large outbreaks in South and Central America, yellow fever is becoming a large concern for people living in South Florida. That’s because South Florida is home to many disease-carrying mosquitoes, like the Aedes Aegypti the species that vectors both yellow fever and Zika.

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Recently, yellow fever has been a hot conversation topic. Due to the large outbreaks in South and Central America, yellow fever is becoming a large concern for people living in South Florida. That’s because South Florida is home to many disease-carrying mosquitoes, like the Aedes Aegypti the species that vectors both yellow fever and Zika.

The Zika virus is of concern because it can cause major birth defects, like microcephaly, if a pregnant woman becomes infected. It also causes other side effects that may not feel as drastic, however, yellow fever is a disease that can become deadly. From July 2017 through March 2018 there were 338 recorded deaths due to yellow fever in Brazil. Yellow fever can cause symptoms that stay dormant, so you won’t even realize you have contracted the disease. Symptoms include fever, chills, and headaches, which also make it difficult to know. Once the disease begins its process, the skin begins to yellow and the organs begin to fail. Even though yellow fever is a large concern, we have to remember that the Zika virus is still out there, but the number of cases has decreased due to the increase in mosquito control.

In South Florida, the rainy season runs from May through October and we will start to see, if you haven’t already, an increase the mosquito population. Many cases of contracting these diseases occur because of traveling, but you can take precautionary steps to protect yourself around your own home.

Remember, mosquitoes can lay eggs in as little as a bottle cap full of water. Mosquitoes also don’t travel far from their breeding sites, so if you see one or two around your home, there are a lot more not far behind. They will also continue to breed in that area. They also bite throughout the day, not just early in the morning or late at night.

With these things in mind, you can take some preventative actions to protect yourself.

  • Eliminate breeding sites by removing standing water around your home.

  • Repair torn screens on doors and windows.

  • Use EPA approved repellent.

The most beneficial thing you can do to protect your family, your pets, and yourself is to use a professional mosquito control program. At Nozzle Nolen we treat areas that attract mosquitoes, eliminate the adult mosquitoes in the area, and prevent a new population from breeding.

For more information on our mosquito control program or need a free inspection, call our professionals today!




 

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