Feb162016

"Preparing for Spring and the Zika Virus"

With Spring just around the corner, now is the time to think about protecting your yard against pests. The most common pests that invade your home in the spring are ants, spiders, fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. With west nile and zika virus spreading throughout the country, isn’t it time you should consider incorporating a mosquito program into your regular pest control?

Why is the zika virus so important?

The zika virus is transmitted through bites from mosquitoes in the Aedes genus. Not all Aedes mosquitoes carry this virus. If you have a  reaction to the bite the common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain and conjunctivitis (pink eye), which normally lasts 2 to 7 days. To date, most symptoms are mild and do not require hospitalization. Also, the Aedes mosquitoes are day time biters. Staying inside is not an option for most people, but wearing protective clothing such as long sleeved shirts and pants and using repellent might help.

Spending time in your yard should be enjoyable and worry-free. Permatreat’s yard guard program will reduce the threat of mosquitoes as well as fleas and ticks and help you understand how eliminating entry points and removing mosquito habitats will lead to making your outdoor experience pest free.

Take back your yard with PermaTreat’s yard guard.