It’s Summer time here along the Gulf Coast Region and the mosquito continue to increase as a health threat that we need to stay attuned as to what is happening throughout the country.

There has been an increased range of health hazards from mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. There has been a 250 percent increase in diseases in 13 years.

The latest report from the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta warns of a rising threat from emerging vector-borne diseases. A team studied more than 640,000 cases between 2004 and 2016, They concluded that mosquito borne disease epidemics happen more frequently

Local cases of dengue fever have been reported in Texas, Florida and Hawaii. Symptoms include high fever, muscle and joint pains, headaches, and nausea.

Florida and Texas have also reported outbreaks of the Zika virus that are carried by the mosquito. The symptoms are similar to dengue fever, including headaches and aching joints. While the disease is rarely life threatening, if pregnant women contract the virus it can be passed to the fetus and case microcephaly. This is where the baby’s brain is not fully developed.

Zika is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The reports say that the range of these insects has been expanding. They could possibly be in 38 US states.

Another disease Chikungunya has become a major global health problem. It has spread locally also in Texas and Florida. It is rarely fatal but causes fever, severe joint and muscle pains, headaches, and skin rash. There is currently no vaccine for this disease.

At Southern Pest Control, we take mosquito control as a main priority in the summer months here along the Gulf Coast Region. We offer an effective mosquito control program as well as all our other pest control services. We have been serving the Gulf Coast for over 37 years with well-trained pest control experts. If you need help please call us at 800 527-9832, a member of our expert staff will answer your call and address your pest problem. Please visit our website at to meet our team of professionals.

Mosquito Concerns in 2018 Serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast Area

Pascagoula | Leaksville | Gulfport | Bay St. Louis | Diamondhead | Biloxi

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