Zika Transmission Causes Travel Alert for Miami

In Miami, Fourteen Cases of the Zika Virus Have Been Reported
In Miami, Fourteen Cases of the Zika Virus Have Been Reported

When insects invade your home and yard, it’s time to call in a NJ pest control company to handle the situation. This is especially true with the incidences of the Zika virus escalating throughout the country.

In Miami, fourteen cases of the Zika virus have been reported and the governor has asked for emergency assistance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

According to the CDC, there are currently 1,658 cases of Zika-infected people in the U.S. including Hawaii. Of these cases, 20 percent are located in Florida resulting in a travel alert for anyone, especially pregnant women living in Miami and those who are planning to travel to Miami.

The mosquito-borne vector species (Aedes aegypti) is found in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and 30 U.S. states, which gives them a sizable stronghold and access to a large population for infecting.

There are things you can do to protect your home such as emptying any standing water in your yard, wearing protective clothing, and using insect repellent. As an added precaution, when mosquitoes are buzzing, don’t take a chance that they may be carrying the Zika virus and putting you and your family in jeopardy.

For a thorough inspection and treatment of your property, contact the staff at Stern Environmental Group and let one of our experienced NJ pest control specialists inspect your yard and take action so we keep everyone Zika free.