Is Coronavirus Carried By Mosquitoes?
March 13, 2020
One question that we have been receiving lately - Is Coronavirus carried by Mosquitoes?
To our knowledge at this point very early in the mosquito control season, the COVID-19 virus cannot be spread by mosquitoes. This is based on an article posted by Eric Jackson, deputy director of Lee County Mosquito Control. Jackson said mosquitoes in Atlanta can carry a variety of viruses, but one has to evolve to be able to use a mosquito as a carrier to get the next host.
"You take a virus-like dengue, that virus gets picked up by the mosquito, that virus has to get into the mosquito’s gut, eventually replicate and infect the rest of the body, make its way up into the salivary glands, and then have that mosquito bite someone else," Jackson said.
Jackson said the warm weather and on and off the rain this winter has made mosquitoes abundant but hasn’t seen any cases of mosquito-borne illnesses since early fall.
We always suggest you follow the CDC guidelines for protecting yourself
So while you may be concerned if Coronavirus is carried by mosquitoes, our research indicates that it is not. You should, however, take necessary precautions and treatment to reduce your mosquito population so that you can enjoy your outdoor living as we approach the warmer months.
As for Tuxedo Mosquito Control, we are already a vertical company with our entire staff all working remotely and having limited contact with any possible exposure. We are continuing our mosquito control services in Atlanta and will be starting up soon in the South Carolina office. Our goal is to protect our customer's yards as best as possible, so if you and your family are faced with any quarantined status, at least you can be more comfortable in your own yard.
According to David Maddox, President of Tuxedo Mosquito Control. "Mosquitoes will be massive this season and we will continue to provide exceptional protection to our customers and their families throughout the 2020 season. "
Tuxedo Mosquito Control offers two solutions to control mosquitoes on your Atlanta property. One is our automated mosquito control misting system. This system is installed into your yard with a series of misting heads that will spray two to three times a day with a material made from crushed up Chrysanthemum flowers. We also offer a single spray service for party’s and or events like weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc. or a regular monthly mosquito spraying service can be performed through the mosquito season.
Any questions, please refer to our website www.TuxedoMosquitoControl.com, or call or TEXT our office at 678-498-4052.
What Tuxedo Mosquito Customers Are Saying
I would highly recommend Tuxedo Mosquito. Very professional organization. Installation was quick and service has been great. My wife, who seems to be a "mosquito magnet" spent the entire summer in our backyard without getting bit. Money well spent