To date 48 states and territories in the Americas reported Zika transmissions since 2015.
While California had no reports in 2016 or worries concerning the Zika virus mosquitoes, this season the moist winter and hot spring made the perfect breeding conditions for mosquitoes.
It’s frightening that experts forecast the Zika virus carrying mosquitoes (Aedes Aegypti) will grow plentiful throughout the eastern and southern states this summer season. The Aedes mosquito could spread to New York City and Los Angeles. This is mostly because of the warm winter and also warm summer conditions.
Interestingly, University of Georgia scientists and investigators fear that 26 mosquito species throughout several genuses have the potential to get the Zika virus. A variety of species have a tendency to reside in a certain area.
One species tolerant to colder temperatures would be that the Aedes Albopictus, the Asian Tiger mosquito, that’s shifting its way northwards.
This could indicate that the virus possibly could spread across the Canadian border. Travelers coming from Zika infected areas may also spread the virus.
A new study released by the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) indicates that complications in Zika ailments are underestimated. Throughout the analysis 1118 Canadian travellers returning in the Americas, 41 transported the Zika virus.
Recommendations TO COMBAT MOSQUITOES
Prevention efforts should be on everyone’s list this season and start long before the insect season begins. Here Are a Few Tips to make your summer mosquito secure:
Drain and eliminate extra water from ditches or areas where water collects.
Eliminate water from planting containers, bird baths, dog bowls. Fill with fresh water frequently.
Check your lawn for old tires in which water collects easily, garbage planters, children toys, inflatable pools, rain barrels, tarps on BBQ’s, wood piles, etc..
Clean gutters out where debris collects and collects water.
Plant lemongrass and citronella plants around sitting areas, lavender, catnip (be Ready to have a Couple of feline buddies over), marigold, basil, peppermint, geranium, or even rosemary.
Birds like to feast on bugs. Have bird feeders hanging on a couple of trees around your lawn.
Bat Houses – Bats are amazing insect predators and adore mosquitoes.
Utilize food covers when dining outdoors, and eliminate food after completed.
Ceiling fans also can help keep bugs off.
Eliminate old leaves & debris beneath shrubs.
Utilize a nontoxic, chemical free all-natural repellent.
Many organic repellents on the marketplace, are extremely powerful, secure and some repel greater than DEET solutions.