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West Nile and Lyme Disease Prevention

Is your family protected from West Nile and Lyme Disease? These insect-carried viruses can have devastating neurological effects if left untreated. If you spend any time in the great outdoors — even if the great outdoors is your back porch — the CDC warns that you need to know the symptoms and how to prevent these diseases.

What is West Nile?

West Nile Virus is the most common mosquito-transmitted illness in the US. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), In 2015 there were over 2000 reported cases, and nearly 150 deaths. Because the symptoms can mimic other common and less serious diseases, it is likely that many more go undiagnosed or unreported. Symptoms can include:

  • high fever

  • severe headaches

  • convulsion

  • loss of vision

  • numbness

  • paralysis
  • If left untreated in those with weakened immune systems, the disease can be quite severe. The CDC warns that there is no vaccine or treatment, so the only effective solution is prevention.

    What is Lyme Disease?

    Lyme Disease is a devastating disease that can start out seeming very harmless with a distinct rash and high fever. But when left undetected and untreated it can cause serious neurological, muscular-skeletal and cardiovascular damage that lasts a lifetime. Its primary carrier, the deer tick, is concentrated in the Northeast. But they can be, and are, found anywhere in the US. While there is treatment, because of the severity of the effect, the CDC is adamant that prevention is key to avoiding this devastating disease.

    How can you protect your family from these and other insect-borne diseases?

    As the CDC reminds us, prevention is your best defense. This means taking proper precautions to prevent being bitten by ticks or mosquitoes who may be carrying the disease.
    First, here is what you don’t want to have to do to stay protected. No one wants to:

  • Stay indoors every night.

  • Live under a mosquito net in your backyard.

  • Constantly spray harmful pesticides on yourself and your children’s skin.
  • Instead, get a real solution. Mosquito of Chester and Delaware Counties provides a real solution that doesn’t hold you back. We provide a variety of mosquito and tick barrier treatment around your home, office or special event. You and your family can enjoy the outdoors again, knowing that you’re safe from harmful insects.

    Call us at 610-674-0799 today find out how Mosquito of Chester and Delaware Counties can protect you and your family from potentially dangerous pests all year long.

    Among the towns we serve are West Chester, Exton, Downingtown, Chester Springs, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Paoli, Devon, Chadsford, Kennett Square, Malvern, East and West Goshen and more. We also provide mosquito & tick control to much of the Delaware County area and the western Route 1 Corridor. Among the towns we serve are Newtown Square, Springfield, Broomall, Media, Swarthmore Drexel Hill, Thornbury, Edgemont, Aston, Morton, Norwood, Glenoldon, Folsom, Folcroft, Avondale, Chatham, Landenberg, New London and Oxford.

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