The Zika virus is becoming prevalent in Southern and Central American countries. According to the World Health Organization, it is only a matter of time before the mosquitoes carrying the virus reach other parts of the rest of the world. More data and passing time are supporting the connection between the virus and birth defects. The Aedes aegypti carries the Zika virus as well as other potential health hazards like West Nile, Dengue, and Yellow Fever. Better yet, it lives in the majority of counties in the state of Texas.
The Zika Virus and the State of Texas
Texas is the only state contiguous to Central America and Mexico, leaving it especially vulnerable on at least three fronts.
- Infected people migrating to Texas by land
- Travelers returning home from other countries with reported cases of the virus
- The presence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito
Of these three, it is actually the mosquito itself that poses the greatest threat.
Even though the CDC claims to have confirmed a case of the Zika virus being sexually transmitted from a man to his wife, the bigger issue is the transmission of the virus by mosquitoes from an infected person to a non-infected person. Condoms will not protect you from the mosquitoes, but Unique Outdoor can alleviate your concerns and help you with your particular needs for protection.
How Can Unique Outdoor Provide Mosquito Control?
Eliminating stagnant water sources for mosquito breeding is just the beginning of the process, and doing that by itself won’t get rid of pesky mosquitoes. Unique Outdoor provides automated and consistent protection that is designed for a family’s personal situation by using digital timer mechanisms. These mechanisms are programmed to mist high quality, biodegradable insecticide (that does not harm animals or even harmless insects such as ladybugs or butterflies) according to preset times.
Trained professionals at Unique Outdoor install system lines and nozzles strategically around residential and commercial properties to provide the most effective coverage to protect family, guests, and customers. Unique Outdoor employees have at least six years of experience installing MistAway Systems, and installation is inspected by Texas certified professionals. A MistAway System is invaluable to the prevention of all manner of mosquito-borne health issues. Unique Outdoor also provides fogging treatments for immediate threat issues like gatherings in parks or other outdoor places that serve as potential mosquito feeding grounds.
Contact us at Unique Outdoor for more information about how our mosquito misting systems in Houston provide widely effective mosquito control, today.