Fight Dengue-Carrying Mosquitoes with Pest Control in College Station
The United States once prided itself in having eradicated the lethal virus that is dengue fever. Carried by the mosquito specie Aedes aegypti, dengue fever is most commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions. Thanks to the mosquito’s mobility, however, it had somehow ended up in North America, as well as in other colder parts of the world.
What makes it more dangerous than the common fever, however, is that dengue can bring about intense joint pains, hemorrhaging and even circulatory collapse. All these make for very painful and life-threatening symptoms that can affect anyone, young or old.
The second half of 2013 saw Americans on the verge of falling victim yet again to the sting of the dengue-carrying mosquito. The once dengue-free US apparently has ceased to be, as the Aedis aegypti has reportedly been spotted once more, this time in California, joining Florida and Texas in the list of sighted areas.
Arielle Duhaime-Ross of The Verge reports on the rising concern on the possible resurgence of this viral disease in American shores.
Some reports have pointed to climate change as the culprit for Aedis aegypti’s migration, but as with most radical weather events, it’s hard to link a changing climate with insect range expansion…
Regardless, doctors need to be ready. “It’s not something we see much in the US right now,” says Demetri Arnaoutakis, an otolaryngologist at the University of Texas Southwestern… With the recent spread of dengue in Texas and Florida, he wants to alert physicians to the signs of an illness that many wouldn’t necessarily think of. “It’s a disease they should definitely consider,” he says, because if left undetected, symptoms can worsen rapidly.
With Texas apparently already experiencing cases of dengue fever, residents and business owners should be more vigilant against the presence of these disease-carrying mosquitoes. Experts in pest control in College Station, such as EcoZapp for example, would advise folks to get rid of stagnant water, whether it be in the backyard or in the kitchen.
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in collected water, thereby easily becoming a breeding ground for a full-blown dengue epidemic. While not all mosquitoes carry the dengue virus, it is still safer to just keep them away from your home at all costs. In case you don’t feel confident in your mosquito-hunting skills, you might as well leave it up to reliable pest control companies in College Station, TX.
(Article Information Excerpt and Image from Dengue fever is back: why the dangerous disease is here to stay, theverge.com, Published 11 December 2013)