Mosquitoes & Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

Mosquitoes & Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

April 16, 2020

With everything that is going on in the world with the new coronavirus and summer being right around the corner, fears about what is going to happen once mosquitoes appear are increasing. Many people are afraid that they’ll get sick if they get bitten by one of these flying pests.

It’s no secret that mosquitoes can transmit a wide range of disease, including malaria, Zika, yellow fever, West Nile virus and tularemia, among others. Since so little is currently known about the novel coronavirus, concerns about being infected through a mosquito bite are growing.

Mosquito Biting Neck

Can Mosquitoes Transmit the Coronavirus?

Currently, there is no indication that the virus will be transmitted from one person to another by mosquitoes. This virus is a respiratory infection, which means that it primarily spreads from an infected person to others when the ill individual coughs or sneezes. It’s also possible that the virus can be spread if an infected person coughs or sneezes into their hands or onto a solid surface, and then someone touches that surface and then brings their hands to their face.

Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus

The best way to protect yourself from the coronavirus is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, then using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol will suffice. It’s also advised that you stay away from people who are coughing and/or sneezing. If you don’t feel well, it’s recommended that you stay home to avoid spreading illness to other people.

Sick Woman Taking Temperature

Protecting You and Your Family from Diseases Carried by Mosquitoes

Even though mosquitoes can’t transmit the coronavirus from one person to another, these insects can still be incredibly dangerous. Ticks can also spread diseases that can be incredibly harmful to human health, and this is another pest that can show up in your backyard during the summer.

When it comes to protecting yourself against these threats, there are steps you should consider taking. The first is calling in MosquitoNix® to have them fog or mist your yard. This will keep mosquitoes and ticks at bay so that you can still get outside and enjoy your yard over the summer.

You might also consider getting a portable mosquito control for when you visit the park or head to your favorite camping spot this summer. This device is battery operated and can protect an area up to 300 square feet in size. That means that no matter where you go over the summer, you won’t have to worry about contracting diseases that are often carried by ticks and mosquitoes.

Enjoy Your Summer

The world may seem chaotic and uncertain at the moment, but it won’t last forever. Life will go back to normal, and you’ll be able to spend time outside with your friends and family. While you won’t have to worry about mosquitoes transmitting the coronavirus through their bite, you should still have a plan to protect yourself from other diseases.

Take the necessary steps to ensure your yard is protected and mosquito-free. Contact MosquitoNix today to find out which option is the right choice for you and your family so that you can enjoy the warmer weather in comfort.

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