Can Mosquitoes Spread COVID
Each day, for more than a year, headlines shuck out the latest news about the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including how it’s spread. More recently, people want to know if you can be infected by Sars Cov-2 virus after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. With mosquito season still in full swing, many of our customers have concerns about whether or not COVID-19 can be transmitted by mosquitoes. From a pest control standpoint the big question is, Can Mosquitoes Spread COVID?
There is and always will be cause for concern over disease transmission from vector pests like ticks and mosquitoes, but it’s important to note that coronavirus will not infect people from mosquito bites. For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus and evidence that mosquitoes transmit other diseases visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). With that in mind, let's learn a bit more about mosquito and tick borne diseases to help understand more about transmission.
Mosquito And Tick Borne Diseases
Pests like ticks and mosquitoes have long been known for their roles in the transmission of diseases. In the United States, there are a few species of mosquitoes responsible for the transmission of Zika virus, West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Ticks are responsible for transmitting Lyme disease which is one of the most common vector-borne infections in the United States. Ticks are also responsible for the spread of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis.
Preventing Mosquito Borne Disease
When it comes to preventing mosquito borne disease there are multiple steps to be taken. It's always best to call a professional pest specialist like CPL Pest Control. We service all areas throughout the Rio Grande Valley as well as Conroe, Spring and the Woodlands TX. Before we arrive it is best to locate areas where you might have standing water. This type of area is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. A professional mosquito inspection will be able to determine if and where these areas are located. There will also need to be repair work possibly done on windows and door screens to help prevent mosquitoes from entering your home or business. Again, a professional inspection will determine if damaged areas are present.
How COVID-19 Is Transmitted
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a zoonotic coronaviruses – a virus that has jumped from one species of animal to humans. This typically happens through direct contact with an infected animal. In addition to direct contact, indirect contact or eating contaminated food will also transmit this type of virus in both animal and humans. Once transmitted to humans, the virus will spread via person-to-person contact making proper handwashing and other preventative actions outlined by the CDC a high priority during these times.