Mosquito Awareness Guide
Before we started this business, there were so many things we didn't know about mosquitoes. Important things. Serious things. Scary things. But now we know mosquitoes don't just make you itch… and it's our mission to make sure everyone else knows that too. So we put together a free guide to share with our customers and the general public. Inside you'll find what you need to know about mosquitoes, mosquito-borne disease, and mosquito control:
- The 5 Things Every Mom Should Know About Mosquitoes
- 7 Things Everyone Should Know About Professional Mosquito Control
- 3 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Mosquito-Borne Disease
- 4 Things to Look For in a Repellent
- How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes
- So You've Been Bitten? 4 Symptoms to Look Out For
The Zika Virus
Transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, Zika made news when scientists realized its connection to microcephaly in newborns. Symptoms are usually mild and can last for 2-7 days, but up to 80% of infected individuals won’t even know they have the virus. There is no specific treatment or vaccine currently available. The best form of prevention is protection against mosquito bites, especially if you are expecting a child or planning to become pregnant.
The Zika Trap project is a nation-wide, community-based initiative to track & monitor the types of mosquitoes capable of transmitting diseases like Zika... and you can help! You set the traps, collect the eggs and mail them back to us. We grow the mosquitoes, ID the adults and update the database.
Visit ZikaTrap.com to learn more.
Scientists across the globe are studying Zika, and more information is available every day. To help you stay informed, we've created an information site and Facebook page focused on keeping you up to date on Zika-related news and helping you reduce your risk of contracting the virus.
Visit StopZika.org to learn more.