5 Reasons for Mosquito Abatement in Bryan, Texas
Mosquitoes are more than just flies. Here are five reasons why mosquito control is mandatory for Bryan and College Station home and property owners.
- 1. Zika: Thus far in 2017, There are 384 cases of the Zika Virus confirmed in Texas.  In late 2016, the first mosquito transmitted zika case was reports in Texas.  Zika is here and so are the mosquitoes that spread it.
- West Nile Virus: The presence of West Nile Virus in Texas appears to be on the Western tip, along the Southern border with Oklahoma, and along the Gulf of Mexico.  West Nile can be deadly, but for most people, there are hardly any symptoms at all. Sadly, until you have it, you won’t know how it will affect you, your children, and potentially your pets.
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis: The Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) causes an infection in brains. Once infected with the virus, the brain begins to swell. While there are limited numbers of cases in the US – 5-10 per year – it is known to occur throughout the Gulf States. There is no treatment for this disease, and it tops the list as one of the deadliest of all mosquito borne diseases in the United States. 
- Yellow Fever: There is no cure for yellow fever.  The species of mosquito that spreads yellow fever is the Aedes aegypti. It has the potential to live in almost all of Texas and could range from the San Francisco area in California all the way east to parts of Connecticut. Its potential territory includes all the Southern States. Map
- Chikungunya Virus: In May of 2016, the first local contraction of the chikungunya virus occurred in Texas.  Chikungunya (chicken gun ye) causes high fever and painful joints.  There is no known cure.
Worldwide mosquitoes are one of the deadliest insects. They spread more diseases than any other insect, and many of those illnesses do not have cures. The best way to avoid potentially life-threatening disease from mosquitoes is to be proactive about controlling mosquitoes.
Learn more about how to control mosquitoes around your Bryan or College Station home by reaching out to our mosquito abatement specialists.