First West Nile Virus Case

Author: Mosquito Squad of Southeast Minnesota
mosquito on handThe first human West Nile virus case of 2013 in Minnesota was recently recorded.  A man from Murray County became ill with the virus in early July and is currently recovering.  This is a sign that we are now entering high risk West Nile virus season, and when spending time outdoors people need to start being careful.  A way to help prevent this virus is to wear bug repellent, especially with DEET or permethrin added to it. 

Most people who come in contact with West Nile virus don't even realize they have it, they don't show any symptoms.  Symptoms usually come up 3-15 days after the mosquito has bit you, and the typical symptoms are high fever, muscle aches, headache, and some paralysis.  If you begin to show symptoms like this or not feeling well, seek help immediately before it grows into something worse.  If people don't get treated right when they start to see symptoms, the illness can spread and can cause neurological damage.

As you can see, this can potentially be a very dangerous disease if not treated right away.  At Mosquito Squad, we want to protect you in any way we can, and we can eliminate 85-90% of mosquitoes in your yard.  This would be especially helpful now that we are entering into high risk West Nile virus season, so you can enjoy your time outside without worrying about mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.  Give us a call today, so you can be protected for the rest of summer!