Mosquito Disease Prevention

Keep Your Family Safe

You may not think about the potential dangers mosquitoes pose, but we do. It is our goal to provide a service that not only makes your outdoor space more enjoyable, but also protects your pets, friend, and family. Here are the main disease threats that mosquitoes pose to residents of Texas:

  • West Nile Virus
  • Zika Virus
  • Chikungunya Virus

West Nile Virus

West Nile is the most well known mosquito born illness. It it of serious concern to those in the State of Texas in particular. If you are infected with the West Nile Virus you may not even know because most individuals will not show symptoms. However, 1 out of 5 individuals infected with this disease will be affected by symptoms. These symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Joint Pain
  • Rash

Another, smaller, percentage of people will experience much more severe symptoms. In those cases the symptoms include the following:

  • Neurological Illness
  • Death

If you do get infected there are treatments, but there are currently no vaccines or antiviral treatments available. If you are displaying any of the symptoms listed above and you suspect it is due to the West Nile Virus you can find more information here, and you should also call your doctor right away.

Zika Virus

Another serious illness primarily spread through mosquito bites is the Zika Virus. This virus is a particular danger to expecting mothers due to the fact that it can be passed on to the fetus during pregnancy. The symptoms of this virus include:

  • Joint Pain
  • Fever
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Rash

Like the Wile Nile Virus, in many cases infected individuals see no symptoms or are only mildly effected. In the worst case scenario, however, the symptoms are severe enough to require hospitalization.

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been struck with this illness you can find more information here, and you should also consult with your doctor right away.

Chikungunya Virus

This virus is much more rare at this time because it was contained within the Caribbean. There has now been a reported human case of the Chikungunya Virus in Texas. This disease will not cause death in most cases but the symptoms can be quite severe. The symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headaches
  • Rash

Unlike the Wile Nile Virus and the Zika virus most individuals that contract this illness will show signs of infection. Symptoms will present typically between 3 to 7 days after being infected.

The mosquitoes that spread this disease are most active during the day. Although you may only think of the need for mosquito prevention at night or during an event, it is a good reminder that mosquito prevention is important all day long.

Additional Mosquito Prevention Information

Please visit the website for the Texas Department of Public Safety to learn more about ways you can prevent mosquito borne diseases.

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