The Zika virus is a disease carried by the non-native Aedes aegypti mosquito. Although mosquitoes have been known to carry various diseases, such as Dengue fever and West Nile fever, the Zika virus is particularly dangerous because of how swiftly it’s sweeping across the southern regions of the United States. With the confirmed sightings of these non-native mosquitoes, it is even more important than ever for homeowners and their families to protect themselves.
As your first line of defense against the Zika virus, it’s important to eliminate any standing water left around the outside of your house. The next thing to do is to effectively call a pest control technician to put up a barrier treatment for mosquito control. But naturally, these aren’t the only things you can do. Take a look at this handy infographic explaining exactly what the Zika virus is and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.