It’s not just that mosquitoes are annoying… It’s that they carry illnesses that can cause some serious health issues to you and your family. It can be tough to want to get out and enjoy the summer when we see people struggling with the notion that these things just might happen to them.
It would be a terrible day for you to send your kids and pets outside to play only for them to come back in the house with a mosquito bite that leaves some long-term damage. Today we will talk about some of the most common illnesses that can come from these blood-sucking pests.
West Nile Virus
This disease is a very flu-like one where it even might be confused with the common flu that goes around from time to time. Some of the symptoms that you can expect to see from the West Nile Virus include things like:
- Body aches
- Muscle soreness
- Rash (usually mild)
Even with such a long list of symptoms, people still can come up with this disease and be showing no symptoms. On the other end of things, the West Nile virus can be deadly to some. it can cause severe neurological damages and cause long-term effects, even sometimes resulting in death. Some of the long-term effects include:
- Muscle weakness
- Memory loss
- Light sensitivity
It is important to take precautions with things like this because the West Nile Virus does not have a specific treatment and there is absolutely no cure for it. If you aren’t taking all types of mosquito control cautions, you could end up losing a loved one.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis
What a mouthful to say. This virus, the Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus, can actually infect more than just humans. It goes as far as to target horses and birds as well, which means that both of those animals can transmit this disease to you. Unfortunately, you could be infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus for up to four to ten days before you show any symptoms. This means that the underlying issues that this disease causes can be manifesting for over a week before you know it needs to be treated.
Some of these symptoms include:
- Neurological disease
This illness can manifest as an asymptomatic cause, just like the West Nile virus. If you aren’t sure whether or not this might be causing some sort of neurological illness, you should be on the lookout for symptoms that include:
- Behavior issues
This disease is usually more of an issue in the United States, but since it can take such a long time to show any signs or symptoms, you are going to want to take the time to be extra careful around mosquitoes.
Preventing mosquito bites is the best way that you can directly protect yourself from these illnesses. However, we understand that you aren’t going to stop your life and quit going outdoors just to keep mosquitoes away from you. Instead, we highly recommend taking every precaution when it comes to mosquito control. This means getting the professionals at Lawns-4-U to spray frequently, thoroughly, and wearing bug spray.
Keep Yourselves Safe From These Mosquito-Borne Illnesses! Lawns-4-U Will Take Care of Your Needs
Don’t let mosquito season get you down. These viruses can be deadly to both you, your children, and your beloved pets. We want you to get out and enjoy your summer while know you are safe enough to do so. Our mosquito control program allows that to happen! We are happy to continuously provide our expertise to keep our community safe! If you are ready to protect your loved ones, call us today.
The professionals at Lawns-4-U are happy to provide professional mosquito control for your yard, whether that be a home or business. We want you to be able to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about a nasty virus or pesky mosquitoes in your face. Give us a call at 972-859-0658 or contact us online to schedule an appointment! For more lawn care tips and information, be sure to check out our monthly blog. We look forward to hearing from you!