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Can You Catch COVID-19 from Mosquitoes and Ticks?

Experts are still learning about Covid-19, and it seems like new information and guidelines are shared daily! Many are worried about what can spread the illness. There’s been a lot of talk about water droplets, coughing, shared spaces, social distancing, and more; but what about biting insects, like mosquitoes and ticks? Can they spread the virus from human to human? Read on to learn what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has to say!

Cause for Concern

We know that COVID-19 spreads easily. Social distancing is vital to slowing the transmission of this nasty virus. The CDC has advised us to not touch one another, wear masks, and do everything we can to keep spaces well-ventilated. If the virus can spread through water droplets from our bodies, such as sneezing and coughing, then we can only assume it can be spread through blood as well.

Mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting insects travel from human to human, animal to animal, biting and sucking blood. Can these bugs carry the virus from person to person?

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Mosquitoes and ticks carry a variety of dangerous diseases.

Good News about COVID-19 and Biting Insects

According to all the latest research, it appears that insects are not a cause for concern when it comes to transmitting COVID-19. Last Friday, the CDC tweeted out their FAQ page with this information about if mosquitoes and ticks can transmit Covid-19:

“At this time, CDC has no data to suggest that this new coronavirus or other similar coronaviruses are spread by mosquitoes or ticks. The main way that COVID-19 spreads is from person to person.”

However, the CDC warns, these biting insects are still a danger to humans and animals!

Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes and Ticks

In a recent article published by the CDC, illnesses from mosquitoes, ticks, and even flea bites are all on the rise in the US! With the increase in travel over the last few decades paired with warming climate trends, a variety of insect-borne diseases have made their way into our country. Zika, West Nile, Lyme, Powassan Virus, and more are all causes for concern.

Click Here to Read How to Keep Kids Safe from Mosquitoes and Ticks!

Pictures of ticks blacklegged lone star longhorned american dog tickDon’t Let the COVID-19 Pandemic Overshadow Other Dangers

In this time of uncertainty, it’s important that you take action to protect yourself and loved ones as best as you can. While COVID-19 is a scary disease, some of the illnesses transmitted by biting insects are equally frightening! What’s worse is that some of these diseases can leave you with debilitating life-long medical problems. However, there is a lot you can do to keep your property safe from mosquitoes and ticks.

Find out more about how to fight mosquitoes at: Stop Swatting Mosquitoes and Take Control of Your Yard!

Click here for more info on: How to Control Ticks on Your Property!

Giroud Offers Both Organic and Traditional Mosquito and Tick Control

 You can protect your entire property from biting insects with Giroud’s treatments! Here’s how it works:

  1. Risk Assessment: Your Giroud Arborist will do a comprehensive inspection of your property. He will identify mosquito and tick hot spots to develop a customized Control Program.
  2. Best Timing for Treatment: Every 3 weeks is recommended from Spring through Fall, especially during the warmest months. Additional treatments may be required for properties with unusually high mosquito populations.
  3. Complete Mosquito and Tick Control: For successful control, insects must be targeted where they hide. They love any dark, moist environment or dense vegetation. Every time Giroud visits your property for a treatment, your Giroud Technician will walk your entire property to identify and treat all of the mosquito and tick hot spots. He will also do a perimeter spray around your entire property to deter these insects from even entering your yard!

Get started today with FREE Property Evaluation with your Giroud ISA Certified Arborist!

Call 215-682-7704 to schedule your appointment now. Visit https://giroudtree.com/pest-control/ for more information about Giroud’s Organic and Traditional Mosquito and Tick Control Programs. You’ll have peace of mind knowing you are able to protect your property, and your children, from nasty, biting insects and the diseases they carry!

Author: Jeanne Hafner

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