Bad Buzz: Protecting Against the West Nile Virus

As Labor Day weekend arrives, so does the end of summer. Unfortunately, the departure of summer does not mean the departure of those pesky mosquitoes, who like to stick around in this hot weather. And this also means that the risk of the West Nile virus is still present.

In 2018, the number of West Nile virus cases rose, killing 167 people, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 2,647 cases of West Nile virus last year, said the CDC, which is 550 more than the previous year. The steady incline in cases underscores the need to protect against mosquitoes during these hot months.

For those affected by the West Nile virus, the consequences can be severe and even deadly. People over 60 years old are at greater risk for severe symptoms, which can include high fever, paralysis and even coma. Among those who develop serious illness affecting the central nervous system, about 10% die, and in those who survive, damage can be permanent.

West Nile is transmitted by mosquitoes, and there is currently no vaccine, so controlling mosquitoes is the best way to prevent infection.

Fortunately, Screenmobile can help with that!

A roll down screen can help protect you from letting insects on your porch, patio or outdoor space. With options from a mere touch of a button, you can be protected. They roll up and out of the way when you do not need them and roll down when you do. This is the easiest and most convenient way of keeping insects away during the warm summer months. You can learn more about roll down screens here.


Perhaps a porch enclosure is better suited for your needs. A high quality screen porch enclosure will give you the extra living space that you are looking for and the assurance that your porch will look good for years to come. The added living space will increase the value of your home and the quality of your life. Even better? It will protect against bugs and pests, especially when you'd like to enjoy the summer breeze. To learn more about the benefits of porch enclosures, visit here.


Whatever you choose, Screenmobile can help you stay safe and take precaution against the West Nile virus. To find a location near you, visit www.screenmobile.com/locations. Remember, you call, we screen!

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