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Facts About Zika

  • 80% of people who become infected never have symptoms.
  • Zika began in Africa and spread rapidly.
  • Mosquito control can help prevent Zika.

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Don't Get Infected With The Zika Virus

New York is home to many pests that can make you ill. Mosquitoes and ticks are two pests of concern that are known to transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus, Lyme disease and potentially Zika virus.

You can take proactive steps and significantly reduce ticks and mosquitoes on your property by reducing their breeding areas, a timely treatment program and habitat modification.

Spraying against adult populations is of little value if you do not fix the sources of standing water. But people typically ignore the advice to remove breeding sites. Proactive pest management will reduce populations.

An early (Spring) season treatment schedule from Select Exterminating is key to wiping out mosquito hot spots and making a significant reduction in annual populations.

How We Work

The first step to preventing the Zika virus is by controlling the mosquitos around you. This can be done through regular pest control initiatives. Here at Select Exterminating, we have a variety of different strategies to properly deal with mosquitoes to best prevent any Zika virus outbreak.

Flea & Tick FAQ

How do people get infected with Zika?

Zika is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. A pregnant woman can pass Zika to her fetus during pregnancy or around the time of birth.

What health problems can result from getting Zika?

If infected during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects.

What are the symptoms of Zika virus disease?

The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and red eyes.

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