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I wanted to send a short note about Zika Virus with general information. I'm sure everyone that has read or listened to any news venue over the last few days knows that this virus is spreading across Central and South America and of the effects on pregnant women and a developing fetus.

Right now there is NO known transmission in the United States (except Puerto Rico). All other cases are people returning from affected countries.

The mosquito known to transmit this virus, Aedes ageypti, is present in the United States but not in Ohio or Kentucky. We do have a relative, Aedes albopictus (Asian Tiger mosquito), to the ageypti that also carries vector borne diseases like West Nile and possibly Chikungunya to name a few in this area. Reports are rare but they do happen, however, there is NO known transmission of Zika virus by this specific mosquito to date.

It is Summer in South America so temperatures are higher than in our part of the world right now. Most mosquitoes and bugs in general will not appear on a regular basis (yes, you can have a couple in cold weather but not many) until temperatures get to consistently above 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Bugs like warm weather and water.

I encourage everyone to visit the CDC's website to get up to date information -

Please be careful on any travel to these wonderful areas. I personally feel blessed after knowing this information that 6 years ago when traveling with my husband in South America this time of year for 3 weeks and being in early stages of pregnancy, we now have a very healthy 5 1/2 year old! smile emoticon

For factual, up to date, information, please visit the CDC and other credible sources.

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Happy New Year's Eve! Don't just set resolutions for yourself, set resolutions with your home too. These 5 ideas from HGTV will help get you started!

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Setting your New Year resolutions for 2016? Make and obtain reasonable goals with these tips!

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Mosquito Squad would like to wish you, and your loved ones a very Happy Holiday!

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With today marking the first day of Winter, get cozy with this DIY faux fireplace idea!

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Here are some last minute Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas from HGTV!

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Looking to spend time outdoors this week with your family? Here are 18 ideas to get you out of the house and having fun!

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Planning a Holiday party or planning to attend a Holiday party? Wow the guests with a few of these appetizer options! 

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As you prepare for Winter inside, help our friends prepare for Winter outside with these fun birdseed ornaments!

Trying to think of holiday gifts for all your loved ones? What about a mosquito-free 2016 from the Squad?
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