Mosquito Populations Have Researchers Concerned About Chikungunya Transmission

Author: Mosquito Squad of Victoria

The vast amount of rain we have received here in Texas as a whole has researchers concerned that the mosquito population will be the worst in a decade. With increased numbers of mosquitoes comes the increased likelihood of the local transmission of diseases like West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, and chikungunya. While chikungunya has not been locally transmitted, the climate of several areas of Texas is perfect for the disease to exist and gain a stronghold.

According to a recent article, “Surges in mosquito populations in addition to raising concerns about annoying, itchy bites, have also raised concerns regarding West Nile virus.” Simply put, the more rain we experience, the higher the mosquito population will be. The more mosquitoes, the more likely it is that someone will be bitten and infected by a mosquito. There are several species of mosquitoes in our area capable of transmitting West Nile virus, such as the Asian Tiger mosquito and the southern house mosquito.

It is extremely important to remain vigilant in regards to protecting you and your family members from these biting, disease carrying pests. Mosquito Squad of Victoria can make sure your yard is free of biting, stinging, annoying, itching mosquitoes and allow you to enjoy your yard without fear of being bitten by a disease carrying bloodsucker. Call (361) 808-4329 or contact us online today to get a free estimate.