What is Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Why Should it Concern You?

Author: Mosquito Squad of Savannah - Hilton Head

It may seem like every year, at a minimum, there’s a new mosquito-borne illness that makes headlines. While there are new headlines concerning a potentially deadly mosquito-borne virus, it’s not actually new. The only thing that has changed is the department of health’s conclusion that, according to a recent article, “the presence of the virus in Orange County’s sentinel chickens have raised the risk of transmission to humans”.

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While the name indicates the virus only impacts horses (equine), that no longer seems to be the case. However, it appears as though the chance of this transmission to humans is quite rare, with only “7 EEE virus-related cases being reported in humans every year, on average”. The most problematic and even scary aspect of the virus is that it’s fatal 30 percent of the time and those that survive will battle a plethora of neurological issues.

Make sure that your yard is a no-go and no-fly zone for mosquitoes. Make sure you don’t have standing water in your yard, in toys, in tarps and you may even want to check your gutters. Clogged gutters are a perfect location for mosquitoes to breed. After you’ve reduced mosquito breeding areas in your yard, hire a professional mosquito control company in Savannah, Georgia, and surrounding areas.

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While you may be enamored with the recent Shark Week episodes, just remember that the most lethal animal on planet Earth is the mosquito. At Mosquito Squad of Savannah – Hilton Head, we believe that mosquitoes have no place in your yard. We believe you should be able to enjoy your yard any time of year without worrying about biting, annoying mosquitoes.

Our barrier treatment is so effective (reduces the mosquito population in your yard by up to 85% - 90%) that we offer all our customers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you’re still experiencing high levels of mosquito activity after we’ve treated your yard, simply call us and we’ll re-treat your yard in a few days at absolutely no charge!

To find out more about Eastern Equine Encephalitis or how to make sure your Savannah, GA, yard is mosquito free this summer and fall, call us today at (912) 348-8247 or fill out our form here. We look forward to hearing from you soon!