Warning: Irma, Harvey Could Boost Zika Cases
Those folks whose who weathered Hurricanes Irma and Harvey now have to worry about bugs, a mosquito expert warns that the standing water left behind is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.
People in the effected regions are advised to drain birdbaths, pots and anything else in their yards that can provide egg-laying sites for the disease-carrying insects.
“No container is too small to empty,” an entomology professor at the University of Florida, said in a university news release Tuesday.
Mosquito species that lay eggs in standing water in containers include those that transmit Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses.
When you go outside to empty containers or do yard cleanup, you should apply non-toxic insect repellent, and wear light-colored clothing, he advised.
Mosquito populations will be high for a few weeks after the hurricane, so protect your self and your neighborhood against the insects and toxins.
I spoke to my friend Charles Murray, the Chairman/CEO of Penta 5 USA, about keeping the “Bugs at Bay” and “Toxins out of the Way” this is what Charles told me.
Charles said the continuing war against insects and mosquitoes has many side consequences all of which effect humans and animals. The chemicals are left on all the surrounding tress and ground and the rains wash this into the lakes and streams and underground waters.
We then eat or use this water for our foods at our own peril.
Notably, the large chemical companies rather than spend money on finding out why these insects and mosquitoes bite humans and tackle the solution this way, prefer to develop stronger toxins without any long term checks to see what it does to humans and animal life.
“Penta 5 USA has taken the decision to offer wellness and environmentally friendly products that harm no one.
“The ANYTIME™ no-bite topical lotions are safe for pregnant woman, children and pets leaving no chemical footprint behind. A revolutionary development to replace harsh chemical spraying methods is outdoor ZONE™ no-bite spatial attractant/confounder/repellant results in the mosquito no longer seeking blood and thus avoids all diseases she passes on.
“No harm to the mosquito she can still pollinate and leave eggs in lakes and streams etc. For rural areas we have the SECURE™ Yard and Garden insecticide sprays that control insects and eggs,” Charles advises.
So, be keenly aware that these are solutions with no chemical footprint left behind that future generations will have to deal with.
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