What do the Zika virus mosquitos and the trash have in common?
As we have been hearing on the news lately and reporting from the CDC, the Zika virus can cause illness, birth defects and in rare cases, death. There is one known transmitter of the Zika virus and that is the mosquito. Aside from being a nuisance, mosquitoes are known to carry the West Nile virus and now the Zika virus. One of the things you can do to help reduce the spread of mosquitoes around you home is to keep your yard area free of debris and things that can hold standing water. This is where mosquitos lay their eggs. Another know location is the trash bin. If you don’t clean your own trash bins regularly, bacteria and other organism can flourish, this also includes mosquito larvae who find dark, damp and dirty cans a desirable location. Cleaning your trash bins with 200° water and anti-bacterial cleaners, mosquitos will not be looking to your trash bins lay their eggs and spread disease. See the Sunburst Bin Cleaning process and the benefits of using our trash bin cleaning services.
What is Zika virus disease (Zika)?
Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika
More info on Zika virus mosquitos donwload the CDC Mosquito Bite Prevention for the United States[PDF – 2 pages]
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