How Mosquito Control Can Help Stop the Zika Virus

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Take Control of Your Home

Finding the right outdoor mosquito control is one of the best ways to prevent the Zika Virus from entering your home. The Zika Virus and its risks, however, are not widely known, except for the potential health concerns for pregnant women. Understanding what it is and how the virus spreads will help you develop the best plan for home mosquito control.

What You Should Know About Zika

While you plan to prevent the virus from entering your home, it is equally helpful to learn about the risks to you and your family.

What is the Zika Virus

Zika is a disease that spreads from a bite from a mosquito. What makes it difficult to track, however, is that for most people there are no severe symptoms of the disease. There is also no particular medicine that can help with Zika. So the problem is, how can you avoid it?

How Does Zika Spread?

There are multiple ways Zika can spread to people. One of the most common ways is through mosquito bites. Mosquitoes, as is well known, are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of their prey. They are most active at dawn and dusk, but they can be active at any time of night or day. When a mosquito feeds off someone who is infected with Zika, they too become infected. From there, the mosquito can then infect others while feeding off them.

Side Effects

If you’re pregnant and obtain the virus, it can cause various birth defects in the fetus. Usually, it leads to microcephaly, which is when the head of the child is smaller than expected. This growth defect can hinder the child’s brain growth and development, as well as limit the range of motion in the child. Also, muscle tone can restrict movement of the child’s body after birth.

How to Prevent Zika

The best way to stop Zika from entering into your home is to prevent mosquito bites. There are multiple ways how you can keep mosquitoes from biting your family and friends. The first thing is to make sure that your yard is safe at all times.

Misting System

One of the best mosquito control systems is our misting system. Our misting system allows a hands-off way of guarding your yard. Our technicians will take care of the installation, as well as schedule the misting for optimal mosquito control. The mist kills mosquitoes immediately upon contact while repelling mosquitoes from the area in general. It’s the quickest and easiest way to keep your home safe from mosquitoes.


In addition to the adult mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus, our Larvanator prevents future mosquitoes from developing from larvae into full-grown mosquitoes. You place the larvanator in standing water areas like water drains. From there, you leave it and slowly watch the mosquito population fade from your yard. For maximum effect, the Larvanator should always be paired with a misting system.

Contact MosquitoMax for Your Mosquito Control

Living in the Houston area, mosquitoes are all around. Don’t let them threaten you or your family. If you’re ready to take control and prevent the Zika Virus from spreading, then contact MosquitoMax today! Call us now at  or begin your treatment online. It’s time to take back your home and keep you and your family safe.

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