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Protect Your Family from the Chikungunya Virus This Summer

mosquitosSummertime brings many things: cookouts, trips to the beach, great weather, and, unfortunately — mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are not only annoying pests that leave itchy bites on your skin, but they can also carry diseases that are potentially harmful to humans. A mosquito-borne disease that has been spreading this summer is the chikungunya virus.

In May, the chikungunya virus was declared an epidemic in the Caribbean and officials are concerned about the possibility that it may be transmitted to more people in the United States. 20 cases of the chikungunya virus have already been reported in New Jersey, and even more are confirmed across the country.

Symptoms will usually begin a couple days after a mosquito bite and can last for months. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you may have contracted the virus and you need to seek medical help right away:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Severe joint pain

Call the Mosquito Control Experts at J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc.

For help getting rid of mosquitoes around your New York, New Jersey or Connecticut home or business, rely on the pest control company that has been serving the area for more than 30 years: J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc.

Health officials are asking people to protect themselves from the virus, and proper mosquito control can do just that. By dramatically reducing the mosquito population around your property, you will limit the chances of contracting the virus.

Contact our NY, NJ and CT mosquito control experts today at (800) 479-2284. J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc. looks forward to working with you!

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