Professional Mosquito Control in Tampa
One of the benefits of living in the Tampa / Westchase area is that you can enjoy warm weather all year long. People tend to enjoy their backyard. BBQs, swimming and sports are popular activities. However, noteworthy public health topics have been reported on the national / local news recently that drew viewers’ attention. Threats of diseases, transmitted through mosquito bites, like the ZIKA virus and malaria, West Nile Virus, yellow fever, Eastern Equine and Encephalitis have been featured.
Mosquito Control Program
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Florida Governor Rick Scott, have declared a public health emergency in the state of Florida related to the outbreak of infections due to the ZIKA virus. The virus is being transmitted by the mosquitos ades aedypti and ades albopictus. Disconcerting is that babies born to pregnant women that are bitten by the mosquitos may be born with microcephaly – a birth defect where the head is smaller than normal. On July 30, 2016 The Tampa Bay Times reported that Florida is considered ground zero for the ZIKA virus. In response to this public health emergency CPLC is Florida State Certified to implement an effective mosquito control program to treat your property. For more information on the ZIKA virus please log on to http://www.cdc.gov .
The CDC also reported that to best reduce the risk of becoming infected with the ZIKA virus is prevention. For example, drain standing water from pots and gutters around your property. Keep your pool safe by keeping the water circulating /filtered and by adding the required chemicals according to directions. Any area can be susceptible to mosquitoes. Even a small amount of standing water can become a breeding ground for these pests. Moreover, to reduce the risk of being bitten apply 30% to 50% DEET repellents for adults / 10%-30% for infants under two months or oil-based repellents and wear full body coverage when outdoors. For more facts, please log on to the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/zika .
Mosquito Control Specialists & ZIKA Certification
A common misconception is that as long as you do not have standing water, you do not have mosquitoes - this could not be further from the truth. While standing water can attract mosquitoes and is usually the ideal breeding ground, any area can be susceptible to mosquitoes. And what if you do have water, such a a pond? Would you have to give it up just in order to try to lower your chances of being invaded by these blood-sucking pests?
Don't change your home, landscaping or lifestyle to accommodate mosquitoes - let our Tampa lawn care professionals take care of the mosquito problem for you. Mosquitoes can transmit disease and have been linked to the ZIKA Virus and the everlasting effects. Don't take a gamble, call on our Tampa pest control pros in order to get the quality service that you need to keep your home safe and protected. If you're worried about the ZIKA virus in Tampa, call today. We'll be happy to answer any questions you have about our mosquito control program or any of our other lawn maintenance services in Tampa.
If you need mosquito control in Tampa, FL or nearby, please call 813-480-8216 or complete our online request form.
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