Mosquitoes bring Zika virus to Boston

By now we have all heard about Zika, the latest disease to be carried by mosquitoes and passed on through mosquito bites.

This is the story from the Boston Herald:

The Boston Public Health Commission today announced that one case of the Zika virus has been confirmed in the city — the first of its kind in the Bay State.

The patient, a Boston resident, contracted the virus when traveling in a country where transmission is ongoing, health officials said. The patient is expected to make a full recovery.

Zika virus is a germ that is spread to people through mosquito bites. Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in Africa, Southeast Asia, South America and the Pacific Islands, and it is likely that outbreaks will spread to new countries.

This continues to be an alarming trend. Last year it was Chikungunya, and this year it appears that Zika will be the going concern for the 2016 mosquito control season.

Mosquito Shield of Western Mass and Northern CT continues its efforts to be at the forefront of the mosquito and tick control industry. With state-of-the-art equipment, licensed techs, and a proprietary product that has proven results, we do our best to alleviate your concerns over things like Zika, West Nile Virus, and EEE.

There are precautions you can take. At the beginning of the season our customers will receive a “best practices” outline to help in the battle against mosquitoes. As I am sure you’ve heard, standing water is the breeding ground. Even something as small as the cap from a soda bottle can harbor enough eggs to seriously impact your summer plans.

We are gearing up now for 2016. We’ll be at the Western Mass Home Show at the Big E on from March 17 to March 20 so don’t hesitate to stop by and learn more about our innovative product and what we can do to improve your backyard experience.


The Moshield Team