It’s no secret that mosquitoes are associated with many life-threatening diseases – West Nile, Dengue Fever, Yellow Fever, malaria – and the latest dreadful surge of the Zika virus. By now you’ve probably heard of this pandemic making its way through South and Central America, and even some reported cases here in the midwest US.
(If you've been living under a rock, you can look into the virus itself here.)
Currently there is no vaccine to treat or prevent Zika, so curbing the mosquito population is the prevailing alternative. It would be wise to prepare for a worst-case scenario before the heavy mosquito season hits, should the pests carrying this virus reach an area near you.