WNV state of emergency declared, Texas pest control companies ready
Category: Pest Control
Pest control companies throughout Texas may soon have their hands full as the mayor of Dallas has declared a West Nile virus emergency.
CNN reports that Mayor Mike Rawlings announced the city is facing a crisis, as at least 14 individuals in the state have died from West Nile virus. Nationwide, 26 individuals have died from the virus, which is spread by infected mosquitoes.
"It is not clear why we are seeing more activity than in recent years," Marc Fischer, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention medical epidemiologist, told the news source. "Regardless of the reasons for the increase, people should be aware of the West Nile virus activity in their area and take action to protect themselves and their family."
Home and business owners across the country who are experiencing a surge in mosquito activity will likely turn to pest control companies in large volumes to deal with the issue. Company owners may want to prepare for this by equipping their field service technicians with new software and technology to help deal with the increase in calls.