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SC Department of Health Weighs in on the Prevalence of Zika

If you have a need for Hilton Head mosquito treatment, you have even more reason to be concerned. Not only are mosquitos a menace, but they also can lead to illnesses. Among those illnesses is the dreaded Zika Virus. According to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, this is a problem that people need to be aware of.

What is the Zika Virus?

The Zika Virus is an illness that is primarily transmitted by mosquito bites. Even so, there have been cases where the virus was spread through sexual contact with someone who had it.

In South Carolina, there have been 61 cases of the Zika Virus reported. All of these cases were related to traveling, and one was related to sexual exposure to the virus. They’re especially warning pregnant women who may be exposed to Zika Virus. There have been cases of birth defects and poor outcomes with pregnancy for those who tested positive with the virus.

What are the Symptoms of the Zika Virus?

One out of every five people who are bitten by a mosquito carrying the Zika Virus will develop symptoms. These symptoms generally start within three to seven days after exposure. They can include:

  • Developing a fever
  • Rash on the body
  • Joint pain
  • Redness of the eyes

Symptoms can last for as long as a week.

What are the Options for Hilton Head Mosquito Treatment?

It is possible for local mosquitos to have contracted the Zika Virus. With this information in mind, it’s important to make a plan of attack for Hilton Head mosquito treatment. You can opt for several different methods of treatment.

If you have a mosquito plan in place, Island Pest Control can take it over and increase your protection. We can also offer you one-time treatments, or weekly treatments. Our seasonal mosquito control methods can be tailored to fit your needs.

Are you worried about mosquitos? Contact us!