3 Mosquito Zika Virus Prevention Measures by Maxwell Pest Control

Maxwell Pest Control releases 3 tips about its expanded mosquito control service for Mississippi residents. Further information can be found at http://maxwellpest.com/.

Ahead of the launch of its expanded pest control service, Maxwell Pest Control is making public 3 important facts about their mosquito control service, set to go live this summer, which residents and consumers within the community will find interesting…


Maxwell Pest Control got it’s start when Founder Robert Ellzey “Leroy” Maxwell noticed a growing need for mosquito control, pest control, and termites prevention in the Pine Belt. With several years of prior experience in the pest control world, Leroy decided to go ahead and start his own business in 1972. Today that business is owned and operated by Timm Patterson.


With Mississippi is in the red zone for mosquito borne illness, great measures are being taken to reduce the risk to residents. The most recent case of Zika infection in Mississippi is concerning to owner Timm Patterson and is why he started an educational campaign around Hattiesburg, MS.


The educational and enhanced pest control service has actually been in development for several months and has a team dedicated to getting the word out. This goes to show that Maxwell Pest Control is not just about killing mosquitoes but also about educating resident on how they can also play a big part in reducing the likelihood of anyone in Mississippi contracting this virus.


The Zika Virus is confirmed in Mississippi in at least one case for 2017 and 23 in 2016 according to the Clarion Ledger. Maxwell Pest Control wants resident to stay proactive and perform preventive measures for reducing the likelihood of infection, The idea for creating an educational campaign came about after a number of new cases of mosquito borne illness.


Owner Timm Patterson said, “What people should know is that the Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause devastating birth defects if contracted during pregnancy. The infection can causes a mild illness with symptoms of fever, joint pain, and other flu-like symptoms which last for several days up to a week, surprisingly 80 percent of those infected show no symptoms at all.”


These 3 important facts are surprisingly simple task that every homeowner can do –


1) Remove all standing water around your property. This reduces the areas available for laying eggs


2) Protect your family and pets by using an organic or chemical based repellent to deter mosquitoes from biting


3) Use a professional service to either fog or spray your yard and around your home for long term mosquito control


Timm Patterson is quoted saying, “We like to do things to connect with our customers. Things like personal service, and releasing these little factoids ahead of our mosquito control service launch are what make a difference.”


Maxwell Pest Control’s Pest Control service is set to expand its service late this summer. To find out more about Maxwell Pest Control and their pest control service, visit http://maxwellpest.com/


Release ID: 228356