In our February blog we had reported on the potential risks of the Zika Virus spreading into Florida. Since then and in a White House briefing this week, Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced that the virus is “scarier” than first thought.
THE ZIKA THREAT
There were only a few reported cases of Zika in the United States in February. Now, there are 346 Cases of Zika confirmed throughout the United States.
The CDC estimates that thirty states will get the type of Mosquito that carries the disease as early as this summer.
Many have asked: “Why is the Zika Virus more scarier now than just a few months ago?”
According to the CDC, although the initial study showed that the virus would be spread to twelve states, it has since surpassed expectations and grown to thirty.
With the latest outbreak of 346 cases, the mosquito-transmitted 317 of them. In addition to the Aegypti Mosquito spreading the virus, other mosquitos that bite an infected person may also transmit this disease.
Puerto Rico reports that cases of the Zika Virus are doubling each week. Since South Florida has a similar tropical conditions as Puerto Rico and Brazil (where the outbreak started) we caution all to measure in extra protection from mosquitos where they can.
The most common place for a mosquito to reproduce is standing water. When standing water accumulates in areas and compiles dirt and debris, it can prevent water from draining and becomes a magnet for mosquitos.
Water can also accumulate when pavers are sinking from faulty sand underneath.
PROTECT YOUR HOME & FAMILY
Our Heavy Duty Commercial Power Washers can remove the most stubborn clogs and dirt enabling your drains to work properly. As an added benefit, pavers can also easily be repaired during this process with the use of our premium Polymeric sand that prevents sinking and shifting.
As a homeowner, there are steps that should be taken to keep your family safe and reduce a mosquito infestation. Call today and let All About Pressure Cleaning identify these problems and recommend a plan of action to correct.
Remember: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.