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Spring Is Just Around The Corner

 

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Zika..Give the gift of protection

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Adult Mosquitoes Can Pass Zika to their Offspring:

U.S. Study By Julie Steenhuysen | CHICAGO

Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs.

The findings, published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, show that as with many related viruses, including dengue and yellow fever, Zika can be transmitted from female mosquitoes to their offspring.

Dr. Robert Tesh of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, a study coauthor, said the fact that the virus can be passed along to mosquito offspring makes Zika harder to control.

Adult female mosquitoes can pass the Zika virus along to their offspring, U.S. researchers said on Monday, a finding that makes clear the need for pesticide programs that kill both adult mosquitoes and their eggs. “Spraying affects adults, but it does not usually kill the immature forms – the eggs and larvae. Spraying will reduce transmission, but it may not eliminate the virus,” he said.

Although Zika generally causes mild disease in adults, it is a major threat to pregnant women because it has been shown to cause the severe birth defect known as microcephaly and other brain abnormalities.

The ongoing Zika outbreak was first detected last year in Brazil, where it has been linked to more than 1,800 cases of microcephaly, and has since spread rapidly through the Americas.

Aedes aegypti, the mosquitoes that carry Zika, lay eggs in small containers of water. Homeowners have been advised to dump out containers of water on their properties. When the water is dumped, the eggs cling in a ring around the water line, where they remain dormant until the next rain, when they can hatch.

Scientists studying Zika wanted to find out whether some of the offspring from these tropical mosquitoes might carry the virus, helping to perpetuate an outbreak during dry seasons.

To find out, researchers injected female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes raised in a laboratory with Zika. They were then fed, and within a week, they laid eggs. The team collected and cared for the eggs until they hatched into adult mosquitoes, and counted the ones that carried the Zika virus.

They found the virus present in one out of every 290 mosquitoes tested.

“The ratio may sound low,” Tesh said, “but when you consider the number of Aedes aegypti in a tropical urban community, it is likely high enough to allow some virus to persist, even when infected adult mosquitoes are killed.” .

For homeowners in affected areas, Tesh advised people to dump standing water from containers on their property and scrub them thoroughly to remove eggs and larvae. They should also remove any objects from their yards that could collect water.

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Gift Suggestions From Dread Skeeter

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Just a little holiday fun!! Hope it put a smile on your face!

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Lyme Disease-Call today to protect your loved ones.

Lyme Disease Facts You Should Know:

  1. General blood testing done for Lyme disease has an accuracy of approximately 50%. There are actually laws in the USA which state that a doctor has to inform the patients that a negative result does not mean he or she does not have Lyme disease.
  2. A person suffering from Lyme disease might take two to three years to get diagnosed properly. This late diagnosis can lead to chronic infection and, unfortunately, treatment provided in late stages increases the risk of treatment failure.
  3. Lyme disease is a worldwide infectious disease. The Center for Disease Control reports that Lyme disease infects 300,000 people a year, which is 10 times more people than previously reported. Approximately 25% of the reported cases are children.
  4. Lyme disease has the ability to withstand short-term antibiotic treatment. A two to four-week course of oral antibiotics is often recommended by the majority of expert doctors for Lyme disease treatment, however, there’s no guarantee that this treatment will eliminate all the pathogens. Latest research shows that these pathogens evade destruction by antibiotics and are highly adaptable.
  5. Fewer than 50% of people infected get the bull’s eye rash, which is the telltale sign of Lyme disease. Some patients develop flu-like symptoms a week or so after becoming infected, however, many people are asymptomatic but can develop Lyme symptoms months, years or decades later. Making matters worse, it is called the “great imitator,” looking like many other health problems which add another degree of difficulty in the diagnosis.

Help Prevent Lyme Disease-CALL THE SQUAD!
While there is currently not a cure for Lyme disease, there are ways to help prevent deer ticks from invading your yard or outdoor spaces. Call THE SQUAD….Mosquito Squad we don’t just treat mosquitoes. Our barrier treatment also treats the ticks that get your pets and loved ones.

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Available Packages-Keep your loved ones bite free-Call today for a free quote!

Our Barrier Spray Programs are what keeps the pesky bugs away! We offer several packages for season long protection.Dread Kids Sprayer

Gold Package: This package provides Mosquito and Tick Control for 6 months, with 21 day applications applied from spring to fall. This is our most popular plan and provides excellent coverage for most homes.

Platinum Package: Our Platinum Plan provides Mosquito and Tick control treatments for the same 6 months as our Gold Plan, but treatments are performed every 14 days instead of 21 days.  This treatment plan is ideal for properties characterized by mature foundation plants, heavy ground cover, and extensive wooded areas, often having much higher mosquito populations. Also, if you have children who frequently play outdoors, a higher level of protection may make sense.

Summer Packages:  Our Summer Packages runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  They’re a great option for those who only are up in the area during the summer.  You can choose the Summer Gold Package or the Summer Platinum Package depending on the frequency you’d like to be treated during that time.

PLUS! ProgramsThis year we’re offering extra protection for fleas & gnats.  If you have fleas & gnats, sign up for our Gold PLUS! or our Platinum PLUS! to ensure protection for your pets and family from these pesky bugs.  We have added an extra process with additional materials and treated areas around your home.  This program requires a minimum of three (3) weeks to become fully effective, and should be applied for three treatments to keep these pests away. For best results, it is also highly encouraged that pets are treated for fleas by your local caregiver during the same treatment time.

All Natural:  This option is made up of Peppermint and Rosemary.  With the this option your property is treated every 2 weeks and has a 70% mosquito repel rate.

Intensive Tick Control Package:  Tick tubes are placed on your property in paths of small critters that carry the nymphs (baby ticks).  The cotton that is placed in the tubes is taken back to the critter’s nest. The critters are not harmed but this smaller stage of ticks is eliminated.  This is a long term process to eliminate the next generation of ticks.

Other Services available:  Feel free to ask about other available services.  We have control for spiders, stink bugs and other crawling pests, ants, dock treatments, and fly bait.

 

 

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Not sure what to get that special someone on your list? Give them the gift of a mosquito free summer.

 

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Everyone has someone on their gift giving list that they just don’t know what to buy them.  Why not give them their yard back? Call today for a gift certificate to help that special someone take their yard back from the mosquitoes.

Our Barrier Spray Programs are what keeps the pesky bugs away! We offer several packages for season long protection.

Gold Package: This package provides Mosquito and Tick Control for 6 months, with 21 day applications applied from spring to fall. This is our most popular plan and provides .excellent coverage for most homes

Platinum Package: Our Platinum Plan provides Mosquito and Tick control treatments for the same 6 months as our Gold Plan, but treatments are performed every 14 days instead of 21 days.  This treatment plan is ideal for properties characterized by mature foundation plants, heavy ground cover, and extensive wooded areas, often having much higher mosquito populations. Also, if you have children who frequently play outdoors, a higher level of protection may make sense.

Summer Packages:  Our Summer Packages runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  They’re a great option for those who only are up in the area during the summer.  You can choose the Summer Gold Package or the Summer Platinum Package depending on the frequency you’d like to be treated during that time.

PLUS! ProgramsThis year we’re offering extra protection for fleas & gnats.  If you have fleas & gnats, sign up for our Gold PLUS! or our Platinum PLUS! to ensure protection for your pets and family from these pesky bugs.  We have added an extra process with additional materials and treated areas around your home.  This program requires a minimum of three (3) weeks to become fully effective, and should be applied for three treatments to keep these pests away. For best results, it is also highly encouraged that pets are treated for fleas by your local caregiver during the same treatment time.

All Natural:  This option is made up of Peppermint and Rosemary.  With the this option your property is treated every 2 weeks and has a 70% mosquito repel rate.

Intensive Tick Control Package:  Tick tubes are placed on your property in paths of small critters that carry the nymphs (baby ticks).  The treated cotton that is placed in the tubes is taken back to the critter’s nest. The critters are not harmed but this smaller stage of ticks is eliminated.  This is a long term process to eliminate the next generation of ticks.

Other Services available:  Feel free to ask about other available services.  We have control for spiders, stink bugs and other crawling pests, ants, dock treatments, and fly bait.

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Thank You For Protecting Our Country

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November

November Facts

The eleventh month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the last month of autumn.

The November birthstone, topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect.

November 2 is the only day of the year that was the birthday of two US presidents: Warren Harding (born 1865) and James Polk (1795).

Peanut Butter Lovers Month
National Good Nutrition Month
National Pepper Month
National Sleep Comfort Month

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