The Chikungunya Virus

Posted in - Irrigation & Mosquito Control

Chikungunya virus is transmitted to people through mosquito bites by the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, both of which are found in the southeastern United States and limited parts of the southwest. Cases began appearing in Florida in July, 2014, which now underscores the importance of understanding the potential risk to Florida residents and visitors. While the first cases were seen as a result of international travel, the possibility of locally acquired cases is now present.

The most common symptoms of the Chikungunya fever are joint pain or swelling, headache, muscle pain, or rash. And, while there is no vaccine to prevent the disease, nor is there any medicine to treat it, there are ways to prevent infection; avoid mosquito bites.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) advises you to use insect propellant, wear long sleeves and pants and stay indoors, but this is Florida, and we love our outdoors. We want to enjoy our beautiful weather, our backyards and beaches, and  recreational sports such as boating, golf and tennis, without the worry of mosquito borne diseases.

To help manage your mosquito problem in Naples, Florida and its surrounding areas, call Miller-Morgan today. We can provide you with the necessary equipment, system and organic mosquito control products to keep your family protected against mosquito borne and other pest related diseases.

Miller-Morgan provides a simple approach to outdoor mosquito and pest control using an organic concentrate that is dispersed through your irrigation system. This organic mosquito product kills and repels biting insects and may be used in both residential and commercial irrigation systems. Not only does our product protect you against mosquitoes, but it can also protect you and your family against flies, fleas, ticks, fire ants and No-see-ums.

Call Miller-Morgan at 239-455-1897 to help manage your mosquito and pest control problems.

For more information about the Chikungunya virus visit http://www.cdc.gov/Chikungunya/index.html.