During the summer, one of the most discussed problems is mosquitos. However, this year there is a rival, with the Coronavirus. If you’ve been wondering if the virus can be transmitted to pets or animals or if insects and animals can give it to us. Do mosquitoes spread coronavirus? Well, you’re in luck. In this article, we will go over what the Coronavirus is, and whether or not you should worry about mosquitos this season.

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What is Coronavirus

The Coronavirus, also known as the Novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, or to some ‘the Rona,’ you can’t go anywhere without hearing about the virus.  It’s been plastered all over the news and social media. Though there have been strains of the Coronavirus for years, the new strain is thought to have originated in Wuhan, China.

 Currently, as of April 22, 2020, there are just under 850K people infected. Worldwide there are more than 2.6 million confirmed cases. The concern surrounding the virus is the impact it has on the respiratory system. Those that are elderly or immune-compromised stand the greatest chance of having severe symptoms from the virus. 

The virus has swept the globe and has been labeled a pandemic. There is concern about whether or not we are over the hump, or if there will be another wave to hit.  The virus is thought to be spread mainly through droplets from those infected. This could be a sneeze, cough, or even exhaling. The main concern is that the droplets will land on surfaces and be picked up by others, such as touching a shopping cart then touching your face.

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Can Mosquito Spread Coronavirus?

So COVID-19 is spread through droplets. Mosquitoes prey on people, sucking their blood, but is that enough to spread the virus? From what is currently known about the virus, you can’t contract the Coronavirus from a mosquito that bites an infected person.

Mosquitos have a terrible reputation for passing along deadly viruses. They are responsible for viruses like yellow fever and West Nile virus. Mosquitoes live off the blood of animals, which can contain bacteria and viruses. Getting the nourishment they need can result in picking up infections, however, they are limited to certain strains. While you could get dengue fever from a mosquito, you can’t contract the Coronavirus, Ebola, or HIV.

Prevent Covid19: Stay Home

Keeping Safe and Healthy During the Pandemic

Getting through the pandemic and staying safe doesn’t need to be complicated. Staying at home is one of the best ways to avoid the contraction of COVID19. However, if you must go out for essentials, practice hygiene including washing your hands with soap and water, and follow all guidelines from the CDC and California legislature.

Remember that it gathers less than ten people and if you are sick stay home. To slow the spread, our technicians will safely perform pest control services in PPE. If you have questions about service during the Coronavirus pandemic, don’t hesitate to give us a call. 

Conclusion

Mosquitos are annoying, plain, and simple. Though mosquitos have been linked to spreading things like Zika, there is zero evidence to support the spread of Coronavirus. While we still don’t know everything we’d like about COVID19, one thing is for sure, we don’t have to fear mosquitos this spring/summer. 

Are you having issues with mosquitos in your yard? The great news about mosquitos is that they are completely controllable if you have the help of professional pest control. Bug Guys Pest Control is pleased to offer mosquito control throughout the Coachella Valley area. To schedule services with us for effective mosquito control, call (442) 227-8409.