Is the EEE Virus in Rhode Island?

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How often do you take a moment to consider your health and safety? When you purchase a home, you take note of the surrounding area’s merits, and safety often plays an important role in the home-buying equation. Building fences, installing screens & lights, and other home improvements are used to create a refuge from both the elements and animals. Typically, such installations are enough to provide sufficient protection against the natural world and humans, but new developments suggest there are many gaps in our conventional home defense systems.

You might be thinking, “What could I have overlooked?” but you’re not the only one. In homes around the nation, people neglect to protect their yard from insects like mosquitoes that are not only a nuisance but also a serious threat to short and long-term health. Unfortunately for those of us in the Northeastern U.S., disease-spreading mosquitoes are becoming more prevalent due to warming weather; an all too familiar pattern precipitated by climate change. Mosquitoes are the deadliest animal on the planet to humans, and the portfolio of mosquito-borne diseases in the U.S. now includes Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). So, what is EEE and how can you take steps to defend against it?

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis is a relatively rare disease in humans, but it and other mosquito-borne diseases are steadily becoming more common in North America. To make matters worse, EEE is a virus that should be taken extremely seriously.

Why? As of now, there is no cure for the virus, meaning that the only treatments doctors can apply are meant to reduce symptoms, not resolve them.

What makes the virus so dangerous? Encephalitis is the technical term for brain swelling. As you already know, the nervous system is incredibly sensitive, and symptoms of encephalitis include fever, headache, seizures, movement disorders, and loss of consciousness. Do not take this virus lightly.

Can you die from EEE? Considering the effects EEE has on the brain, 3 out of 10 people with the virus will die. That is a nearly 30% chance!

Although rare, EEE is one of several diseases that mosquitoes are spreading across the continental US, and defensive measures are important to lessen the health risks facing you and your family. No one deserves to live in fear of their yard.

Rhode Island mosquito treatments

Mosquito Squad offers a highly effective mosquito control called border protection mist. Available in our original and all-natural formulas, this mist is used around the perimeter of your yard to create an invisible shield that will reduce the mosquito population in your yard by up to 90%. The treatment is not impervious to mosquitoes entering, but it provides huge relief from bites as well as reduces the potential for contracting mosquito-borne diseases.

We take great care to help protect you and your family from dangerous viruses like EEE. Look no further than Mosquito Squad for all your mosquito control needs. Give us a call at (401) 825-0110.