Zika is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes that recently spread to the Americas. Symptoms are usually mild, but severe complications including serious birth defects and various neurological and autoimmune complications can result from infection with the virus. Currently, there are no vaccines or medications available to prevent infection. Avoiding mosquito bites is the best defense against Zika virus infection. Read More
Musketas, the bloodsucking insects that prevented Spanish Conquistadors from sleeping in the 1500’s as they camped near what is now Miami are known to us as mosquitoes. The name mosquito is Spanish for “little gnat,” and is a derivative of mosca, the Spanish word for fly. Any member of the insect family Culicidae, a group that includes some 3,000 species and subspecies ranging over most of the earth is a mosquito by nature, if not by name. The first recorded attempt at mosquito control was to dig holes in the beach, lie in them, and cover individuals to prevent aerial attacks. Mosquitos remain a problem, but control methods have evolved making life a bit more comfortable and safe.
Reducing Mosquitoes Around the Home
The recent rains have been a boon to the mosquito populations in Brevard County. Read how you can reduce mosquito populations around your home with fewer pesticides. Read More.
Chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ya) is a virus that can be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. To date, June 2014, no virus has been detected on mainland USA; although, several cases of the disease have been reported in patients that have contracted the virus while visiting other areas of the world. Read More.
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