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Pest of the Month: Mosquitoes, Zika Virus, West Nile

When the weather heats up, the mosquitoes start biting. Not only can mosquitoes be a nuisance, they can harbor deadly diseases such as the Zika and West Nile viruses, which can be passed to humans and other mammals. The Zika virus can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus, and potentially cause birth defects. West Nile virus can cause serious health issues including fever, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and skin rashes. These symptoms can last for a few days or up to several weeks. When the mosquitoes are bad, it’s best to stay indoors or, if you must be outside, used bug repellent. Banks Pest Control can also install fine mesh screens on windows and doors to help keep these pests out of your home. For more information call us at (661)323-7858 or visit www.bankspest.com.