El Paso Residents in Jeopardy of the Zika Virus

Are you and your family at risk of developing the Zika Virus if you live in El Paso? This is more of a tropical disease affecting Central and South America. The disease is spread by mosquitos. We must be vigilant in our efforts to keep the virus at bay. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself. Make sure all windows have screens on them. Remove any standing water in your yard. If you do see the presence of mosquitos, contact El Paso Pest Defense Solutions for a free consultation

Zika Virus- A Mosquito Related Problem – Pest Defense Solutions El Paso, TX

We have all heard the news surrounding Zika virus, and you’re probably wondering what type of risk this could pose to you and your family here in El Paso, TX. The simple answer is that this is more

Zika virus

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever.

Zika Virus | CDC

Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The best way to prevent Zika is to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

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Battery Corrosion, Why They Leak And How To Prevent It

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2018 November Election – Most Important Yet?

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What did you do for your preparedness this week? (2018-11-3)

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Trauma Kit List – 5 Lifesaving Essential Contents Not To Forget

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3 Reasons Why Handwashing Should Matter to You

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Personal Protective Actions You Can Take in a Flu Pandemic

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The Power of Preparedness: Prepare Your Health

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Carpet Beetles Can Tear Up a Home

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Carpenter Bees Tend To Live In Wood

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Carpenter Ants Can Destroy Wood In Your Home

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Brown Recluse Spider Found In Many Parts of Texas

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Brown Dog Tick Carrier of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

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