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Confirmed Cases of Zika Virus Found in CT

Zika VirusThe Zika virus continues to dominate headlines across the globe. In recent weeks, the CDC has identified cases in 24 different countries, and most recently cases have been reported here in Connecticut.

While we are still learning about all the possible effects of a Zika infection, it is a devastating diagnosis for expectant mothers. They are the most at risk as the virus causes severe birth defects to an unborn fetus; namely, microcephaly, a rare condition in which a child’s skull is abnormally small and which causes brain damage.

The Zika virus is just one of a huge number of diseases spread by the mosquito. We don’t often see these types of serious illnesses around here, but in other parts of the world, mosquitos are much more than just an annoying backyard nuisance… they can be deadly. In fact, they’re responsible for an estimated one million deaths annually! That’s why protecting yourself, your family, and your pets with preventative applications is so important.

Evergreen Arborists can assess your property and set up a plan that would consist of 1 to 3 yard sprays throughout the spring and summer. Just one treatment will keep the bugs at bay for 3-4 weeks.

Please give us a call to schedule a spring treatment and stop the pest problem before it begins!