Mosquito Control – It’s Good for Pets Too

Many people are aware of the various diseases transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. These include malaria, west-nile virus, chikungunya virus, dengue fever, yellow fever, eastern and western encephalitis. These conditions can often be fatal to humans. Mosquitoes can also transfer Heartworm Disease to dogs and cats. The heart worm parasite is transferred when the mosquito contracts the parasite from biting a dog/cat that is infected. When the mosquito bites another dog/cat the parasite can be transferred. The treatment for Heart Worms is difficult and expensive and most experts recommend focusing on prevention. Dogs and cats should not be exposed to areas that are infested with mosquitoes. The highest incidence of Heartworm Disease in the United States occur in the Southeast part of the country and this can be attributed to the warm and rainy conditions in the region. There are commercial products available for dogs or cats to prevent the onset of Heartworm Disease. Southern and Sovereign Pest Control offer a mosquito service that can eliminate mosquitoes from your yard for up to 30 days. This service can be used as part of an effective program to protect your dog or cat from mosquitoes and Heartworm Disease.

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