Mosquito Control Could Help Quell Meningitis Outbreak

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Florida health officials advised that we have surpassed the five-year average for confirmed cases of meningitis. Mosquito control could help slow the spread.

Boy, oh, boy. Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse, health officials are now warning residents to familiarize themselves with symptoms of meningitis in the midst of an outbreak. Mosquito control St. Johns knows full well that viral meningitis is the most common, and can be caused by disease pathogens resulting from a mosquito or tick bite.

Viral meningitis is an infection of the fluid that surrounds a person’s spinal cord and brain. There are many types of viruses that can cause this disease, including common stomach viruses. Occasionally, children with mumps virus or herpes virus can develop meningitis. But most significant according to mosquito control St. Johns is that mosquito-borne viruses also account for cases of viral meningitis each year. In many cases, no specific virus can be identified as a cause for meningitis disease. And that is alarmingly scary.

Common symptoms of viral meningitis include *high fever, headache, general tiredness, and a stiff neck. Other symptoms can include rash, sore throat, and vomiting. Viral meningitis is usually relatively mild and unlike bacterial meningitis is rarely fatal. In babies, the symptoms include fever, fussiness, crying, swelling of the soft spot on the baby’s head, refusing to eat and difficulty waking up. Symptoms typically last 7-10 days.

Call on Mosquito Squad for Effective Mosquito Control St. Johns

Mosquito Squad of Northeast Florida offers a few methods of mosquito control in St. Johns. In fact, there are 3 mosquito control methods now available in St. Johns including:

1. Traditional Mosquito Barrier Treatment: Mosquito Squad's highly trained technicians have shielded 300,000 families from mosquitoes, ticks, and other pests nationwide. Our mosquito control St. Johns Traditional Mosquito Barrier Treatment is micro-encapsulated, eliminating up to 85-90% of the mosquito populations on your property.

2. Natural Mosquito Treatment Control: Our all-natural option works by a pheromone inhibitor and a raspberry bio solvent that triggers instant erosion and dehydrates the insect's exoskeleton, subsequently eradicating these insects over a period of time.

3. Special Event Mosquito Control Prevention: St. Johns mosquito control provides one-time special event treatment whenever you need it. Our special event treatment is guaranteed to eliminate 90% of the mosquitoes in your event space and will lower the populations of more difficult to control outdoor pests such as flies, gnat, fleas, and ticks.

Trust the experts at Mosquito Squad of Northeast Florida for proven mosquito control St. Johns. Contact us at (904) 844-0816.

*If you are experiencing potential meningitis symptoms and/or have been bitten by a mosquito, seek immediate medical attention.