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Will West Nile Cases Occur in NJ This Year?

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As a resident of the Northeast, you have many things to enjoy during the summer months, but there are a couple of things to look out for in the warmest time of the year. From enjoying the summer breeze on the back patio to hosting gatherings with family and friends, plans are ready to be made. However, mosquitoes have other ideas. Despite our cold winters, mosquitoes are extremely prevalent in New Jersey and other states throughout the region, and our outdoor living experiences suffer as a result. As much as we’d like for these insects to stay away, our reality is that these critters are here to stay now and in the future. Indeed, researchers are already suggesting that mosquitoes may be even more problematic in the future. Why is this?

There are a few factors aiding mosquito explosions, and the main culprits are rising temperatures and expanded habitat.

Mosquito control: A key consideration this summer

Our region becomes more hospitable to various mosquito species yearly, and these insects harbor a sinister side. Not only can mosquitoes bite you, but they can also transmit dangerous diseases to humans, including the West Nile virus. Introduced to the U.S. sometime around 1999, West Nile virus is the most common mosquito-borne disease in the United States. Although the virus is relatively rare nowadays, there is a lot of potential for the disease to become more common in the coming years. However, this doesn’t mean the virus doesn’t present a risk now. By September of last year, for example, 14 infections and one death were reported in New Jersey because of West Nile virus. With a growing mosquito population and an increasing rate of disease, it wouldn’t be a stretch to suggest that we might have a mosquito season like last year. West Nile virus is dangerous, so it is vital to take precautions against mosquitoes this summer.

Who to trust for mosquito control

For nearly 20 years, Mosquito Squad has led the charge against mosquitoes in our customers’ yards. We have a long track record of success extending back to 2005, and we’re still going strong. With the help of our highly trained technicians and our barrier protection spray, we can guarantee a reduction of up to 90% in the mosquito population on your property. Treatments every two weeks, included in our premium protection program, will ensure you are defended through summer and fall.

West Nile virus will likely appear in NJ again this year. To defend against the mosquitoes that cause this virus, look to Mosquito Squad of Bergen & Passaic County for mosquito control. Give us a call at (609) 735-6057.