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Disease Spreading Asian Tiger & Yellow Fever Mosquito Prevention & Control in Manassas, VA

Mosquitoes have been roaming the planet for millions of years, pestering man with their blood pilfering crimes and leaving behind the itchy reminders. Virginia has its share of mosquitoes as most if not all of the locals can attest to. With so much going on with mosquitoes, we at CSI Home and Commercial Services would like to take the opportunity to expound on the mosquitoes in your background.

What Mosquito Species Transmit Zika Virus?

Circulating throughout Virginia are infected mosquitoes eager to bite and cause you to acquire the Zika virus. Primarily transmitted through mosquitoes, particularly the yellow fever mosquito as well as the Asian tiger mosquito, the Zika virus can be a concern. The Asian tiger mosquito is by far the most commonly seen in Virginia but both of these mosquitoes are here. During mosquito season in Virginia, the risk of being transmitted by local mosquitoes is possible.

Yellow Fever & Asian Tiger Mosquitoes

Beginning in May, mosquito season is nigh and there is potential for our local yellow fever mosquitoes and Asian tiger mosquitoes to become infected with the Zika virus by biting infected persons who have returned from areas of Zika activity. Because they fly and bite during daylight hours and will enter homes through any open door or window and bite indoors, these two mosquito species are different from most other mosquito species in Virginia. Additional differences from other species is that they lay their eggs only in containers of water and they do not lay their eggs in bodies of water such as puddles, flooded ditches, ponds or streams.

Mosquito Prevention

Not only are the Asian tiger and yellow fever mosquito different in reproduction and daily habits, their prevention and control requires strategic tactics that branch off from the other mosquitoes. Locating and removing standing water from potential containers where bodies of water might accumulate such as; glass, metal, concrete, plastic, ceramic, wood, or stone where mosquito eggs are laid is essential. Comprehensive inspections of the grounds for all potential nurseries are the first in preventative maintenance. Ensuring homes and businesses are equipped with screens in prime condition on the windows and doors, especially the ones that are opened frequently are also ideal.

Other Diseases Caused By Mosquitoes

These mosquitoes that are more common in Virginia are not only threatening the locals with Zika; but other less common mosquito species can potentially transmit other mosquito-borne ailments as well. Other diseases can include West Nile virus, Eastern equine encephalitis, and La Crosse encephalitis. Additionally, diseases can also get imported into Virginia and mosquitoes can be vectors of tropical diseases like dengue and chikungunia.

Mosquito Control

When it comes to mosquitoes, it is important to take necessary precautions; mosquito repellents, protective clothing and above all, professional preventative and control services. With CSI Home and Commercial Services, we specialize in mosquito control. We can come to your home and business and assess the potential dangers that might attract mosquitoes. After a thorough inspection, we will present a customized solution to protect your property from these blood sucking pests.