The Zika virus has become a serious epidemic in Central and South America. Recent cases have arisen in the southern United States as well, and the disease is likely to spread even farther. The effects of this virus are alarming, especial for pregnant women, but there are ways to protect yourself and your family.
1. Cover Yourself
Particularly if you live in a hot humid region, it is essential that you apply bug repellant when you go outdoors. Don’t forget to reapply it if you’re out for longer than the protection time allotted on the package. Additionally, wear long sleeves and pants whenever possible, and put on socks and shoes to protect your feet.
2. Stay Inside
Sometimes, the best way to protect yourself is to avoid the threat altogether. If you are in or near an affected region, especially if you’re pregnant, stay indoors as much as possible during the warm summer months.
3. Hire an Exterminator
If mosquitoes seem to be a problem around your home, consider hiring an exterminator. An expert on these pests will be much more adept at finding mosquito hot spots and eliminating them to keep you and your family safe.
There are also many other precautions you can take during the warm summer months to avoid this virus. Call Patton Pest Control in Novelty for pest control for your home.