Zika Virus Adds New Urgency to Mosquito Control

March 2, 2016

Interesting read on mosquito control from California and a good reminder to start preparing for the warmer summer months when mosquitos are more prevalent.

“The threat of West Nile virus and the Zika virus have local mosquito abatement agencies starting their annual hunt for mosquito filled swimming pools.

The districts have filed for warrants to search properties where abandoned or dirty pools have become breeding grounds for mosquito’s. The fact is that West Nile Virus is the most common mosquito illness in the state. About 737 cases were reported last year, seven of those in Fresno county. West Nile claimed 45 lives statewide. But the Zika virus and it’s potential for birth defects are a big scare, and the public is being urged to be on the lookout for any mosquitos. Backyard pools are one big place to start.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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Thanks for reading!