With Spring around the corner, New Englanders are getting ready to head back outdoors. Often we feel so refreshed in the Spring that we forget the nuisances that come with it until it’s too late. An early start on your MA mosquito control will keep you and your family safe and outdoors longer. Mosquitos are one of the biggest transmitters of disease, specifically EEE and WNV. Mosquito control is key to reducing the population of these unwanted pests.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
A rare but often fatal viral disease, EEE is contracted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Often the mosquito acquires the disease from a bird. Symptoms of the virus can vary from person to person but typically include headaches, high fevers, chills, and vomiting. It can take up to ten days for someone to show signs. After the initial onset, seizures, encephalitis, and comas can occur. Death or brain damage are results of one-third of the people who contract this disease.
West Nile Virus (WNV)
More often in the news, the West Nile Virus is contracted in the same manner as EEE. Symptoms can take up to fourteen days to show and range from mild to severe. Most people show no signs when they contract the virus. For those less fortunate, symptoms range from rashes, high fevers, neck stiffness, tremors, paralysis, and comas. Beyond the mosquito, WNV has been known to spread through blood transfusions and from mother to child while pregnant or nursing.
Another potentially fatal disease is malaria. In the U.S. we are fortunate that this disease is not as common and mostly affects those traveling to other countries. The female mosquito spreads malaria to humans. The affected human can transmit it back to the a non-infected mosquito, causing a vicious cycle of the disease. Treatment depends on the specific parasite of infection.
Offering a variety of spray programs, including organic treatments, Allgreen Lawn Care can keep your family safe all season long. Affordable and effective MA mosquito control is a call away. Contact Allgreen today for your free estimate and keep your loved ones safe this year (617) 327-5555.