West Nile Virus: What You Need to Know Now

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http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com/-If you live in an area that has mosquitoes, than you have probably heard about West Nile virus, but what is it? What are they symptoms? Who is at risk for it and most importantly, how can you prevent it? In addition to learning about West Nile virus, contacting a mosquito pest control company is important for your health and safety.

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West Nile Virus: What You Need to Know Now:

West Nile Virus: What You Need to Know Now http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com /

Understanding West Nile Virus :

Understanding West Nile Virus West Nile virus can be a very serious illness. It’s fairly seasonal throughout North America, and it often flares up as the summer heats up. Unfortunately , though, it continues well into the fall, and recognizing not only the symptoms of the condition but also what you can do to prevent it is important. http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com /

The Symptoms:

The Symptoms One in 150 people will develop a serious illness from West Nile virus. Recognizing the symptoms is an absolute must. High fever, headache, stiffness in the neck, and disorientation are among those. The less serious symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and a rash on the chest, stomach, and back. The less serious symptoms will last about two to three days. The more serious can last for several weeks. http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com /

The Spread:

The Spread West Nile virus control has everything to do with good mosquito pest control . There are only two ways this condition can be spread. Infected mosquitoes are the most common way it spreads. Mosquitoes get West Nile virus when they feed on an infected bird. People & animals in turn get infected when a mosquito bites them. The only other way to transmit West Nile is through the blood transfusions , organ transplants, breastfeeding, or pregnancy. http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com /

Treating the Infection:

Treating the Infection In most cases, there is no treatment for the virus. Supportive treatment is the only prescribed course in serious cases. With mild symptoms like fever & aches, ibuprofen can usually be taken under the advice of a doctor. With more serious symptoms, IV fluids and breathing care may be needed. http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com /

Do I Have West Nile Virus?:

Do I Have West Nile Virus? If you think you have West Nile and you begin to develop serious symptoms, call your doctor. You need to seek medical attention if you develop severe headaches or any kind of confusion. Additionally, if you are pregnant or nursing, you’ll want to seek the advice of a doctor. http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com /

Risk Factors:

Risk Factors Wondering who is most at risk for West Nile ? Those over the age of 50 are the most likely to develop serious complications from West Nile. Anyone who is outside is at risk for West Nile. The more time you spend outside, the more chance you have of being bitten by an infected mosquito. http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com /

Preventing West Nile:

Preventing West Nile You can prevent many cases of West Nile through good pest management procedures on your property. Empty any standing water you see on your property. P et dishes & the bird feeder should be changed at least weekly. If you have a tire swing, drill a hole in it to ensure the water can leak out. Keep your child’s wading pool empty as well to prevent problems. If you have questions, contact a Springdale pest control professional or your nearest pest control company. http://hopperenvironmentalservices.com /

Keeping Your Home Safe:

Keeping Your Home Safe Your best bet is to call a pest and mosquito control company immediately if you notice any signs of mosquito problems around your home. They can use a variety of methods to help you eliminate the problem.

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