Zika Virus: Is it something I need to Really be concerned with?

Zika Virus is all the buzz (literally!) this summer, and now we’ve had confirmed cases here in East Tennessee.The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed Tuesday afternoon the first case of Zika virus in the state. TDH, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported one person in the state tested positive for the Zika virus. The patient had traveled to South America before coming back to East Tennessee.

But so what? It wasn’t really from Mosquitos born here in East Tennessee, it was from traveling. But did you know Mosquitoes carry lots of diseases, not just Zika? And what about the rest of your family? The biggest scare with the Zika is almost always a very mild illness and for most people testing is not necessary. Approximately 80 percent of those infected never show symptoms of the disease while approximately 20 percent show only mild symptoms.

So what should you really do? Or know? We like to think you can take back your yard this summer and not be bullying by these guys! Contact us today to schedule a consultation on Mosquito Spraying and stay outside! Enjoy that yard, that grill and this amazing East Tennessee weather!

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