Are Ticks & Mosquitoes Spreading COVID-19?

 In Pest Control, Pest Prevention

Coronavirus is not transmitted by mosquitoes or ticks. Presto-X "Formerly Fischer" in SE Louisiana and MississippiNeither mosquitoes nor ticks are transmitting coronavirus. The Presto-X “Formerly Fischer” team is keeping up-to-date with the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. More than ever, we are committed to the health and safety of our communities in SE Louisiana and Mississippi. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the nature of the virus, including how it is spread. Although mosquitoes and ticks are infamous for spreading diseases worldwide, there is currently no evidence of these pests transmitting COVID-19. Mosquitoes and ticks are vectors for several deadly diseases, but coronavirus is spread in a different way. With information from the CDC, we’re sharing some facts about vector-borne diseases in this blog post. Keep reading to learn more!

Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Coronavirus

No, mosquitoes and ticks do not transmit coronaviruses. COVID-19 is very different from the diseases spread by vector pests, which often have to do with parasites:

  • Coronavirus is a respiratory virus that is believed to be spread from person to person.
  • Research has shown that this virus spreads from droplets from saliva or nasal discharge, often generated when an infected person sneezes or coughs. This virus can also be spread when contact is made with contaminated surfaces.
  • Avoiding exposure with infected persons is the best way to prevent this virus. It is very contagious, unlike diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks

Global Diseases Transmitted by Mosquitoes and Ticks

Vector-borne diseases are different than coronavirus in several ways. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “vector-borne diseases are human illnesses caused by parasites, viruses and bacteria that are transmitted by vectors”. Unlike COVID-19, these types of diseases are not spread from person to person! Two vector pests in particular play a serious role in the transmission of some of the world’s worst diseases: mosquitoes and ticks. Mosquitoes are able to transmit malaria, Zika virus, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, and more. Ticks transmit Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne disease throughout the states.

Presto-X Is Here For You

Mosquitoes and ticks do not transmit COVID-19, but they are still dangerous pests that need to be taken care of by a professional pest control company. Now and always, our team is here to provide you with pest control services whenever you may need them. We are proud to stay committed to our goal of keeping our customers safe and healthy.

As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, we encourage our customers to seek more information and follow guidelines released by the WHOCDC, as well as your state and local public health agencies.

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