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West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus in Louisville

Still a Dangerous Threat from Mosquitoes

At Mosquito Squad of Louisville, our mission is to protect local families from the dangers of mosquito-borne illnesses. While West Nile Virus (WNV) might bring back memories of a 90s era scare over the disease, it is still a threat throughout a large portion of the United States. By decreasing your property’s mosquito population by 85-90%, we are confident we can lower your risks for West Nile Virus and give you and your family peace of mind.

What is West Nile Virus?

WNV is transmitted by mosquitoes. It is a dangerous disease common in birds, humans, and other mammals. While only about 25% of those infected present with symptoms of West Nile, those who become ill experience a variety of symptoms that can include:

  • fever
  • body aches
  • headache
  • rash
  • swollen lymph glands

Severe West Nile Virus

Less than 1% of those infected suffer from severe WNV. In these cases, they can experience encephalitis with symptoms that can include a high fever, stiff neck, tremors, convulsions, headache, coma, muscle weakness, disorientation, or paralysis. With no vaccine and no cure, seek medical help immediately if you think you have West Nile Virus for the management of symptoms.

West Nile Virus Prevention

There is no vaccine for West Nile Virus. The best prevention is avoiding mosquitoes and mosquito bites. While you may think of mosquitoes attacking when you go camping or hiking, your most plentiful exposure to mosquitoes is in your own backyard, where you spend a majority of your outdoor time.

With seasonal mosquito control treatment from Mosquito Squad of Louisville, you can lower risk and exposure to West Nile Virus by eliminating 85-90% of the mosquitoes on your property. Our treatment lasts for up to 3 weeks, and we’ll automatically come back at that time to apply again, all season long!

Enjoy the freedom of a mosquito-free outdoor lifestyle. Call Mosquito Squad today for a free quote at (502) 443-9889!

For more detailed information check out the West Nile Virus page at the CDC.

West Nile Virus Transmission Cycle

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