Protect yourself and your family from the Zika Virus.
|The Zika virus may enter the United States as early as 2016. It is already according to the World Health Organization a global public health emergency. The virus is primarily spread through the bite of Aedes mosquitos, which is found in most of the United States. The Zika virus has also been transmitted through sexual contact and to infants through breast milk.|
There is no vaccine or drug treatment for the Zika virus.
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The most serious threat is to unborn babies. If pregnant women contract the virus, they run the risk of having infants with microcephaly. This is a condition where the babies’ brain fails to grow at a normal rate. The result is infants with abnormally small heads and intellectual disabilities to death.
The virus is spreading rapidly in Central and South American. The United States gulf coast will soon be at risk. In Brazil in 2014 fewer than 150 cases of microcephaly were reported. This number has increased to over 4000 suspected cases in the latter part of 2015 and beginning of 2016.
Since there is no medical remedy at this time, families must rely on prevention and mosquito control to protect themselves from the virus.
Preventative measures may include:
· The use of mosquito repellent
· Limiting outdoor activity during times of prime mosquito activity
· Cover as much skin as possible with clothing
· Keep windows and doors closed
· Pregnant woman should avoid traveling to affected areas
· Eliminate breeding sites such as poor drainage, gutters or vessels that trap water (Aedes mosquitos can multiply in as little an ½” of water)
We recommend two products to be applied to reduce mosquito population. These two products are:
Demand CS to be used as a adulticide. Demand utilizes Icap technology which protects the active ingedeiant Lamda Cyhalthrin from ultra violet light and PH extremes.
Archer is to be used as a growth regulator. Archer disrupts the life cycle of the Aedes mosquito.
Demand CS and Archer should be applied in conjunction with each other using the labeled mosquito rates. Foliage especially shady areas should be treated up to a height of approximately 10 feet. The foliage should be treated, by applying the products to both the tops and bottoms of the leaves. This will contact the Aedes mosquitos during periods of inactivity. A pump up prayer or a back pack mister will be required to make this application. The application should be made on 60 day cycles throughout the mosquito season.
Do not spray fruit or vegetable plants. Do not spray bodies of water that contain fish or animals. DO READ AND FOLLOW the label before any treatment of Demand CS or Archer is applied.