Early Mosquito Control to Combat the Spread of Zika
- May 24, 2019
When thinking about mosquito control, one common misconception that many people have is that you have to wait until you see large numbers of mosquitoes before you begin a mosquito control treatment plan.
But in reality, the best time to begin is earlier in the ‘mosquito season’ – when mosquitoes are just starting to emerge and when their numbers have not yet peaked. Beginning a treatment plan at this point allows the homeowner to stay ahead of the mosquito population – eliminating them early on and providing greater protection down the road.
This is especially true when one considers the potential consequences of the Zika virus. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Zika virus is still a major concern in the US, with cases reported as recently as late April 2017 in the Brownsville, Texas area. Warmer climates are special areas of concern for the spread and transmission of Zika virus, but according to the CDC, all areas with mosquitoes have a Zika risk.
As a way to combat the risk of the Zika virus, the CDC strongly recommends mosquito control plans as highly effective tools for combating the Zika virus. The CDC even funds mosquito control plans throughout the United States.
ExperiGreen Lawn Care provides comprehensive mosquito control plans for our clients. Our targeted applications kill mosquitoes quickly and on contact, while also repelling mosquitoes that land on treated surfaces – killing them for up to a month after application.