The Zika Virus: What You Should Know

Nixalite of America Inc., the leading manufacturer of bird, pest, and wildlife control products for 66 years, gives the basics on the Zika virus and how to stay safe from mosquitoes carrying it.

As the Zika virus continues to spread around the world, more people are growing anxious at the possibility of contracting it. It is important to learn about the virus and how to avoid contracting it. Nixalite of America Inc. offers the basics on Zika and how to protect yourself and those around you. 

What is the Zika virus?
The Zika virus is in the same "family" as yellow fever, West Nile, chikungunya, and dengue. Currently there is no vaccine or medicine to treat the infection. ​In most cases, symptoms are mild and can include fever, headache, and rash. It's estimated that 80% of those infected never know they have the disease. ​​

How does the Zika virus spread?
Zika is a virus spread by the Aedes mosquito that has contracted it from biting an already infected person. The virus is then transmitted when the infected mosquito bites other people. There have also been reports of the virus being spread through blood transfusion or sexual contact with an infected person. Currently, Zika is prevalent in Latin American countries but has made its way to other countries through people returning from infected areas. ​​

Why is the Zika virus such a big deal?
Zika is attracting a lot of attention because of the connection between the virus and  microcephalya neurological disorder that results in infants being born with abnormally small heads, severe developmental issues, and sometimes death.

How can Nixalite of America Inc. help?
​While there is no vaccine or treatment available for those infected with the Zika virus, there are ways to help prevent the virus from spreading to you and those around you.  ​

  • Fogging Equipment & Solutions​​​
    ​Foggers are ideal for mosquito and flying insect control. Foggers disperse liquid solutions over large open areas to repel or kill mosquitoes that may be carrying the Zika virus.​​​
  • ​Mosquito Repellents​
    Nixalite of America Inc. offers natural, non-toxic, and biodegradable repellents that will effectively repel mosquitoes that could potentially be carrying the Zika virus.

About Nixalite of America Inc.
​Nixalite is the leading manufacturer of effective and humane pest bird and wildlife control products. Established in 1950, Nixalite is a third generation family owned firm with over 150 years of combined experience. We are the most respected and trusted company in the pest and wildlife control industry.

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