Protecting Against the Zika Virus in Harbor Heights, Wisconsin & Northern Illinois
What's the trendy new disease being promoted by the media? It's the Zika virus ... and it's transmitted by mosquitoes.
Uh oh. Summer is en route. Mosquitoes, too.
Should You Be Fearful of The Zika Virus in Harbor Heights?
Well, no. The mosquitoes that will soon be buzzing Harbor Heights, don't carry the Zika virus. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not a single person has contracted the virus from a mosquito in the contiguous United States.
Foreign countries are different. Zika virus is a danger if you travel to Mexico, the Caribbean and some South American lands. Tropical mosquitoes in these areas carry the virus. More than 350 "travel-related" Zika cases have been reported in the U.S., where people returned from a foreign country after being infected.
The glaring hazard of Zika virus is its connection to serious birth defects, including brain damage. Pregnant women, or those planning to become pregnant, should be especially wary about foreign travel.
Otherwise, Zika virus disease isn't fatal. It does have some undesirable symptoms – fever, rash and joint pain. So, if Zika comes up in conversation this summer, rest easy. Like malaria and dengue fever, it's borne by tropical mosquitoes that don't frequent Harbor Heights, southeastern Wisconsin or northern Illinois.
Not Out of the Woods Entirely
Just like mosquitoes love woods, though, we aren't out of the woods regarding mosquito-transmitted illness. West Nile virus, which appeared in the United States about 15 years ago, is a threat. In the Harbor Heights area, Illinois had 72 cases reported in 2015. Wisconsin had nine.
Harbor Heights local mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus. Its danger to people varies. In the vast majority of cases, an infected person has no symptoms.
About one in five infected people develops fever and other symptoms: headache, body pain, vomiting and rash. Most recover in full.
Yet, a sliver of those infected encounter serious neurologic illness, and can even die. People over sixty are at highest risk. With Harbor Heights summer activities looming – pool parties, family gatherings, the Fourth of July and others – it's worth considering how to defend yourself and others from the West Nile virus.
Protecting against mosquitoes, period, decreases the chance of encountering one (or more) carrying West Nile. A mosquito repellent treatment by The Mosquito Guy keeps mosquitoes away for thirty days. We travel to Harbor Heights and throughout southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
A Small Price for Mosquito Protection and Peace of Mind
Prices start at just $125 per treatment. It's a small cost to pay for peace of mind regarding West Nile ... and the peace of no mosquitoes buzzing around your ears. Call 262-521-1258, request a mosquito control quote or e-mail email@example.com, to schedule an application for your Harbor Heights yard.
Zika virus isn't a concern here. Other mosquito-borne ailments are. The Mosquito Guy will ensure that you, and those you love, are guarded from all.