West Nile Virus Disease Found In Humans

As of August 7, 2018, a total of 40 states and the District of Columbia have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes this year, according to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overall, 106 cases of West Nile virus disease in people have been found, said the centers. For more information click here.

West Nile virus cases in Louisiana are also on the rise with 21 cases found in people. That’s why  officials are ramping up their efforts to protect you from the disease.  The latest campaign by the Louisiana Department of Health is called “Fight The Bite.” Right now official want you to use ‘common sense practices’ to protect yourself and your family.

Officials encourage you to use insect repellents with DEET and wear long sleeve shirts and long pants when going outside. They also want you to help reduce the mosquito population by eliminating standing water around your home, because that’s where mosquitoes breed. For more information visit: http://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/1930.

An Environmentally Friendly Solution

The In2Care® Mosquito Trap uses water with an odor  to attract egg-laying Aedes mosquitoes. Once inside the plastic container, they come in contact with a biological control agent that eliminates them. The system uses a fungus that kills the mosquito several days after infection and can prevent disease transmission. It exploits the fact that Aedes like to divide their eggs over multiple sites; by letting them fly out of the trap while carrying larvicide on their legs. They transport the larvicide and contaminate several breeding sites around the trap. This way, you can get rid of larvae in small and hard to find spots. The In2Care Mosquito Trap is the first trap that uses a biological control agent to kill mosquitoes. The larvicide is US-EPA-approved and World Health Organization-recommended.  Call Terminix today to get rid of mosquitoes in your yard. The system can protect you and your family for only $95 per month.

If mosquitoes are a problem in your yard, Terminix can create a custom tailored pest control service to meet your specific needs. Our knowledgeable technicians will go to your home for a no-obligation home inspection to create an effective, customized pest control solution. Our trained technicians will rid your home and yard of all pests. Our mission is to provide total customer satisfaction by providing tailored services to meet individual client needs.

Call us at the Eastbank office at (504) 834-7330, the River region at (985) 652-7378, or on the Northshore at (985) 643-6542.

Experience is what separates Terminix from other companies and you from every pest threat.