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Can You Get COVID-19 from Mosquito Bites?

COVID-19 and mosquitos

If you’re practicing social distancing, you’ve likely limited trips outside your home to protect the health of yourself and your loved ones. Social distancing doesn’t have to be strictly an in-home activity; a little fresh air is right for your health too. With more people working from home and more family time spent in the yard, some folks are asking “What are the dangers associated with the Coronavirus and mosquitos?” and “Do mosquitoes carry COVID-19?” In this article, we assembled helpful information and tips to give you peace of mind and help you beat the bite!

On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Technical Advisor to the American Mosquito Control Association issued a press release that stated: 

“Studies have shown that factors contributing to potentially serious or fatal outcomes attendant to COVID-19 infection involve underlying medical issues, such as neurologic conditions that weaken the ability to cough or an already-stressed immune system due to concurrent infection by mosquito-borne viruses. Mosquito-borne viruses such as West Nile virus and dengue have not disappeared as COVID-19 has usurped the media landscape. As potential contributors to severe outcomes, their prevention/control becomes even more critical. ‘Fortunately, mosquitoes have not been shown to transmit COVID-19,’ says Conlon, ‘However, mosquitoes can factor into the severity of the disease. Thus, it is crucial that we maintain robust measures to reduce their numbers.’”

Read the full article here

The World Health Organization addressed this question through the article “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters” and through this graphic.

covid-19 facts

So far, the data shows mosquitos do not transmit COVID-19 (SARS-CoV2). This is excellent news! However, mosquitos and ticks spread other diseases, making them more than just a nuisance. As a locally owned company, your safety and the safety of our Tulsa community is our utmost concern. What can Nutri-Green do? Here are a few services we offer to enhance your outdoor fun and give peace of mind while you spend more time outside.

If you don’t want mosquitoes to ruin precious family time or interfere with a good barbecue, give us a call at 918-322-5757. Our pest control services will end your mosquito woes and allow you to enjoy your yard again.

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