The Treasure Coast sees its fist Zika case of the year. Confirmed in the Indian River County last week, the first case is a travel-related infection, according to the Florida Department of Health. In total the state of Florida has had 50 cases this year.
Although this is a travel-related infection, Zika can be transferred from one human to another by another mosquito, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The primary concern with the Zika virus is that it can cause microcephaly in pregnant women.
Only about 1 in 5 people who are infected will show symptoms of Zika illness. Symptoms vary but can include rash, fever, joint pain, conjunctivitis (pink eye), muscle pain and headache. Lasting several days to a week, symptoms are usually mild. If you think you could are infected with Zika, call your doctor to get tested.
Mosquito Control in your yard
At Mosquito Squad we don’t want to just help you keep the nuisance of mosquitoes out of your yard, we also want to protect your family from the dangers they pose. We offer a mosquito barrier treatment that will eliminate up to 85-90% of the mosquitoes in your yard. Focusing on treating the foliage around your property where mosquitoes like to rest, we can eliminate them on contact and for the next 3 weeks due to our product having a residual effect.
For our customers that want to be in control of their mosquito control, we also offer the mosquito misting system. The automatic misting system releases short bursts of the product up to four times a day. The spray coats the foliage on your property to continuous eliminate mosquitoes.
To keep your family protected all season long or longer with our barrier treatment or misting system, give Mosquito Squad of Melbourne-Port Saint Lucie a call at (772) 210-4210. We’ll give you a free quote and discuss all our options with you.