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JUST HOW SERIOUS IS THIS ZIKA VIRUS?

Posted by Brendan on March 24, 2016

ZIKA VIRUS FOUND IN CONNECTICUT RESIDENT.

I have been following the Zika Virus since last year when it hit my "radar". I kept thinking, it's only a matter of time before this virus finds its way to Connecticut. The reason for this thought is simple; the Zika Virus carrying mosquitos are native to Connecticut. I don't need to go into the facts of Zika Virus; all you have to do is watch TV or search google for that. What I am going to do is give you a few tips that I hope can help keep you and your family safer while enjoying the outdoors. I promise this won't include "don't travel to areas where Zika is present", because we ARE where Zika is present!

 

REDUCE POSSIBLE ZIKA INFECTION FROM MOSQUITO BITES

  • When outside wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Avoid shaded areas where mosquitos live
  • Eliminate potential breeding areas, remove old tires, unused birdbaths, empty buckets
  • Dress your child in clothing that covers arms and legs
  • Cover crib, stroller, and baby carrier with mosquito netting
  • Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months of age

In my opinion the best protection is to get a professional to come out and treat your yard for any areas that are mosquito breeding grounds. Here at Guardian we utilize a treatment method we call Fight The Bite. This service targets Mosquitos, Ticks, and Fleas Outdoors. By targeting these insects where they live and breed we can stop the Aedes Agypti and any other Zika Virus carrying Mosquitos before they get out of control!

 

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