While biting mosquitos can a nuisance they are also dangerous and sometimes deadly. The biggest health concern is West Nile virus. Last year, there were four deaths and 42 reported cases of West Nile in Illinois according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Chikungunya is a newer mosquito-borne virus also on the Center for Disease and Prevention’s radar this season. Typical symptoms include a fever and joint pain.
There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Chikungunya. The CDC is now classifying it as a “nationally notifiable condition.” There have been more than 70 reported cases in the U.S. this year.
The only way to prevent West Nile virus or Chikungunya is to prevent mosquito bites.
To control mosquitoes in your outdoor environment contact the mosquito control experts at Skeeter Beater for a free quote. We offer weekly applications and one time special event treatments.
1-888-58-SKEETER or www.SkeeterBeater.com
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