July 31, 2014 16:30 ET

Mosquito-Borne Illness on the Rise in U.S.

SavATree Offers Special Discount on Mosquito Treatment

BEDFORD HILLS, NY--(Marketwired - Jul 31, 2014) - West Nile Virus continues to be a threat across the United States. Cases related to this disease have been reported from all 48 lower states. The only states that have not reported cases are Alaska and Hawaii. In addition, Florida has the first locally acquired case of the Chikungunya virus which has been brought in from travelers. Chikungunya has become widespread in the Caribbean region. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control announced there have been more than 100,000 suspected Chikungunya virus cases claiming at least 14 deaths.

The West Nile Virus is commonly transmitted by infected mosquitoes. CDC reports, "Most people (70-80%) who become infected with West Nile virus do not develop any symptoms." Also they've mentioned, "Less than 1% of people who are infected will develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis." The recovery process from this severe disease may take several weeks or months. Some of the neurologic effects may become permanent. The West Nile Virus is a serious threat with no vaccine or medication to prevent it.*

The top precaution to take in order to avoid the disease is to reduce mosquito exposure. Daily methods may include mosquito repellents on exposed skin, wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and reducing mosquito populations on the landscape.

SavATree uses a highly effective natural and organic mosquito repellent derived from garlic that leaves no scent after the treatment has dried. One garlic mosquito control treatment provides immediate reduction of mosquito populations as well as long lasting insect control which is effective for two weeks and can naturally repel mosquitoes for up to one month (depending on weather). Chikungunya & West Nile Virus-carrying mosquitoes are eliminated or repelled helping to minimize the risk of bites and keep your family safe. To help combat this epidemic, SavATree has a special promotion. Luann O'Brien, V.P. of Marketing & Sales at SavATree, said, "Since homeowners are very concerned about mosquitoes in the landscapes during this late summer and early fall months, SavATree is offering our mosquito treatment to new clients at a special rate of $98 for up to 1/2 acre of property." Mosquito treatments can be arranged through a local arborist by calling 1-800-341-8733 or by visiting

*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -

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