By: Sprinkler Magician, On: December 9, 2016
Zika virus spreads to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus), but can also be spread during sex by a person infected with Zika to his or her sex partners. Many people infected with Zika won't have symptoms, but for those who do, the illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, … continue reading.
By: Sprinkler Magician, On: October 20, 2016
St. Johns County, FL - Mosquitoes have become even more of a problem in Florida after Hurricane Matthew, Anastasia Mosquito Control has received more than 1,000 calls a day about mosquito problems since the storm. "I live on the marsh. It's a constant battle, but that's Florida. That's just the way it is," St. Johns County resident Andrew Romaine said. "Especially after a hurricane -- a lot of standing water and stuff like that -- … continue reading.
By: Sprinkler Magician, On: August 9, 2016
The first case of locally-acquired Zika virus has arrived in Palm Beach County. Gov. Rick Scott said Monday the infected person recently traveled to Miami-Dade County, ground zero for an outbreak of Zika acquired through domestic mosquitoes. State health officials are attempting to determine where the unidentified person contracted the virus. Before Monday’s announcement, the state said that 20 people in Palm Beach County had been infected while traveling outside the United States to countries … continue reading.
By: Sprinkler Magician, On: July 12, 2016
Mosquitoes are nasty, irritating insects whose presence can easily ruin an otherwise perfect time. The way they buzz and swarm all around, waiting to land on some warm body to bite, is enough to drive anyone insane. The worst part about the pesky blood suckers are the diseases they carry, which they transmit straight into your body and bloodstream when they bite. Every year worldwide almost 700 million people end up contracting a mosquito borne … continue reading.
By: Sprinkler Magician, On: May 26, 2016
Spring is here and summer is rapidly approaching. Memorial Day marks the beginning of the outdoor entertaining season. That means long hot days and nights and more pesky mosquitoes. We’ll give you the tips you need to keep those mosquitoes at bay. Some people are more prone to mosquito bites than others. Women who are pregnant or people with Type O blood are a favorite amongst mosquitoes. Actually, 85% of mosquitoes attraction has to do … continue reading.