Skip to main content

Mosquito Control Tulsa - Zika Virus Disease

mosquito control in Tulsa

Mosquito Control Tulsa – One of the most annoyances come spring and summertime are mosquitos. Not only do they bite you and make your body itch, they can ruin any outdoor event. Most people are not aware of how dangerous mosquitos are to their health. Did you know mosquitos are the most lethal animal in the world? Check out this 2014 article.

What is Zika virus?

“Zika” virus disease is caused by a virus and is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. The spread of information around the world and in the United States very rapidly over the past couple of months because of it’s a concern for safety and health in humans, especially with pregnant women. It’s important to understand the facts regarding the virus and how you can protect yourself and your family while outside and at play.

Although this information can be scary, with the help from the CDC, we can prepare and protect ourselves with the best mosquito control options in Tulsa. See our Mosquito protection services.

It is caused by the bite of an infected mosquito of the Aedes species. There have been over 1.5 million cases of the Zika virus found in South and Central America. Travelers in the states of Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Florida have been confirmed having the virus. Some of the symptoms to look out for after being bite by this type of mosquito are:

  • Sickness
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint Pain
  • Red Eyes

Many people might not realize they have been infected.

(The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito, according to the CDC. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika)

How is this Virus transmitted? 

Since the virus is primarily transmitted through the bite of the infected mosquito, it can also be transmitted from a pregnant mother to her baby during pregnancy. It can also be sexually transmitted. If you’re pregnant and are bitten by one of these infected mosquitos, there is a possibility that it can cause severe disfiguration in the newborn. (Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.)

Nutri-Green Lawn Care professionals don’t want to scare you, but only inform you that when traveling or living in the area of the Zika virus has a higher risk of receiving the virus.

Treatments

As of right now, there isn’t a vaccine or specific medicine to take after being bit. If you're bitten by one of the mosquitos that is carrying the Zika virus, you should immediately see your doctor. Some of the actions to take for the symptoms is resting, drinking a lot of fluids, over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen if you seek a fever. Please stay away from drugs like Aspirin.

Nutri-Green: Tulsa’s leader in Mosquito Control

There are many precautions you can take this spring and summer to include with your home and lawn care maintenance. A Nutri-Green Professional can help you with that!

We offer 3 effective and reasonably priced Mosquito Control Options. 

  1. Mosquito Barrier Protection
  2. LawnGuard Protection: Mosquito Barrier Protection bundled with Flea & Tick Control
  3. Special Event Protection

Having a strong defense mechanism such as reducing the number of mosquitos in your area is key. Other ways you can prep for the mosquitos are by unclogging drains and gutters, applying mosquito repellent, eliminating standing water supplies outside, and wearing protective clothing near mosquito areas.

If you have any questions concerning mosquito control or insects in general, contact us today!

Sign up for our newsletter today!