Alliance Pest Services Yard Protection Programs and Proactive Steps against Mosquitoes That Spread Zika Virus

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Zika Virus Spread by Mosquitoes results in the need for individuals to protect their homes and yards and take proactive steps to reduce conducive conditions.

The Zika virus has been around for years, though it has recently been found in the United States. According to recent CDC reports, approximately 193 cases have been reported that are as a result of travel. No cases are locally acquired, though this could change due to being infected by a mosquito.

It is not simply a mosquito bite that will cause a person to contract the Zika virus. Instead, the mosquito would have to be transmitting the virus, and this is within the Aedes species of mosquito.

For the average person, the Zika virus is not cause for concern. The symptoms are generally mild. Most people don’t get sick enough to require a visit to the hospital and very few people die of Zika. This means that it is possible a person would be infected and be unaware of it. Once infected, they are most likely protected from future infections.

The main cause for concern with the Zika virus is for pregnant women as it can spread to the fetus and result in birth defects of the brain. As such, women need to be cautious about their potential exposure to the Zika virus and mosquitoes in general.

Individuals need to protect themselves as well as their homes. Mosquitoes are the carriers of a wide array of diseases, and this includes Zika. Sprays can be applied in and around a home, killing mosquitoes. This can prevent being bitten, which will result in a healthier environment for individuals and their families.

Often, mosquitoes are attracted to heat, naturally occurring chemicals, as well as stagnant water. “Cleaning up a home is one of the best things that a family can do to get rid of the mosquitoes in their area. A household may be luring these insects to them without even realizing it,” explains a spokesperson for Alliance Pest Services, with offices in Monmouth County, Middlesex County and Bergen County. This means that everyone needs to be proactive in their approach to reduce the insect population near their home.

Alliance Pest Services provides insect control services throughout New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia. They work with residential and commercial properties and specialize in solutions to reduce the number of mosquitoes within an area. This provides protection and can reduce the chances of contracting the Zika virus amongst other mosquito-carried diseases. To learn more about mosquitoes please visit our website at

Please contact Matt Latif VP of Operations for more information at 844-4ALLIANCE or 800-698-4530.

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