West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus most commonly found in temperate and tropical regions. There is currently no vaccine against WNV available.
How do I protect myself against Wes Nile Virus? A multi-tiered effort where businesses, municipalities and private citizens employ tactics to reduce mosquito breeding populations is the best defense against any mosquito-borne viruses including West Nile.
Ways to Reduce the Mosquito Population
• Reduce standing water where mosquitoes breed
• Use window screens to keep the mosquitoes out of living areas
• Use personal mosquito repellent to keep mosquitoes off your person
• Implement a mosquito repellent barrier spray system
The Florida climate is perfect for WNV to thrive. According to Bay News 9, five people have contracted the virus locally this year.
Mosquito Squad can help you by implementing a plan to reduce the breeding population of mosquitoes at your home or business. There are a few ways that this can be accomplished. Our most common and most effective mosquito package is the traditional barrier spray package. The Squad’s barrier spray is applied by our trained technicians to the areas where we know mosquitoes feed and harbor. The spray eliminates mosquitoes on contact and provides continuous protection for up to 21 days. With our season package, Mosquito Squad visits the property every three weeks for a summer virtually without mosquitoes.
*Information gathered from www.CDC.gov/westnile and www.baynews9.com