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Mosquito Authority Locations Offer Free Initial Mosquito Treatments for Expectant Mothers

 

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control confirmed the link between mosquito-borne Zika virus and microcephaly, a birth defect causing infants to be born with abnormally-small heads and brains. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant have been cautioned not to travel to Zika-affected areas and, when necessary, to use protection in order to prevent sexual transmission of the virus.  Because Zika is spread by mosquitoes, pregnant women should also take care to prevent being bitten.

 

Image Source: CDC.gov

 

So far there have been no locally-transmitted cases of Zika in the United States. All cases have been travel-related. However, the Aedes mosquitoes that carry the virus are present here and experts say more than 30 states are at risk for Zika transmission in coming months.

 

Image Source: NASA via CNN.com

 

While nothing can eliminate the risk of mosquito-borne disease entirely, getting rid of mosquitoes in the places you spend most of your time – your own yard – can reduce the risk of getting bitten and contracting the virus. Since our mosquito treatments can do just that, the following Mosquito Authority locations have offered FREE initial treatments to expectant mothers:

AL – BaldwinMobile, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa

CT – Danbury, Newtown

DE – Kent and New Castle Counties, 

FL – 30-A, Crestview, Destin, Fort Walton BeachKissimmee, NicevillePensacolaTallahassee

GA – Athens, Metro AtlantaColumbusEatonton, EvansForsythGainesville, NorcrossSt. Simon’s Island

IL – Peoria

IN – Terre Haute

KY – Lexington

LA – New Orleans

MD – Bethesda, Gaithersburg

MS – Hattiesburg, Jackson, Natchez

NC – Carolina BeachCharlotte, Forest CityHickory, LincolntonRaleigh, ShelbySmithfield, Greater Wilmington Area

NJ – JacksonJersey Shore, PrincetonToms River

OH – Hartville

OK – Norman

RI – CranstonWesterly

SC – AbbevilleAiken, Anderson, CamdenCharleston, Chester, ColumbiaGreenwoodLancaster, Laurens, Newberry, North Augusta, Rock HillSaluda

TN – FranklinMemphis, West Nashville

TX – Aubrey, Frisco, Little Elm, LongviewPark Cities/Dallas, Southern Denton CountyRio Grande ValleyRockwallTyler

VA – Charlottesville, Greater Richmond Area

In the event a service like ours is unavailable to you, please be sure to DRAIN standing water where mosquitoes breed, DRESS in long sleeves and long pants when necessary and DEFEND yourself and your family with an EPA-registered repellent such as DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.

For more information about Zika and how you can reduce your risk, please visit StopZika.org. To receive updates on Zika via Facebook, please like StopZika.org’s page at Facebook.com/StopZika.

 

 

 

 

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