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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Predicting West Nile Virus Communities

There's some research going on in Dallas, Texas looking at how researchers can predict where mosquitoes who are infected with west nile are most likely to hit.  They look at mosquito samples throughout May to August each week, and when they find a batch of mosquitoes that are infected, they predict in a week or two that some people in that area will come down with West Nile Virus.  They are usually correct, when a batch of mosquitoes is found with West Nile Virus, humans also contract the illness in a week or two.  They also look at how the weather and temperature affects mosquito growth.  Mosquitoes love hot humid weather, with standing water, so beware if you have standing water in your yard and get rid of it immediately.  With all the research and data they have collected in the past year, they have found that the region of the country most likely to be hit by West Nile Virus is the Midwest - of course where we live.  Check out more of the article here:

What the researchers recommend to keep you and your family safe is an active way to stop mosquitoes.  First is to empty all standing water in your yard, or change it frequently if it is something like a bird bath or dog water.  Second is to get the professionals to come out and help.  That's where Mosquito Squad comes in!  We want to help keep your family safe from West Nile by eliminating as many mosquitoes as we can.  Since we live in a region where West Nile Virus may be in higher numbers, start to prevent it already by calling us and we can come out to your yard and spray for mosquitoes.  Our barrier spray eliminates 85-90% of mosquitoes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so give us a call today at 877-239-BITE (2483)!

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