Myers Supply Zika Virus Newsletter 

Best Safety Defense: DEET Repellents

The best personal defense against the Zika and West Nile Viruses is to use proper repellent when outdoors.  

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) notes Zika-carrying mosquitos bite during the daytime, so outdoor service technicians should always have a good supply of DEET repellent on hand.

Additionally, the CDC recommends using EPA-registered insect repellents with labels clearly  stating their effectiveness against mosquitoes in general or against Aedes mosquitoes.

Myers Supply offers two different EPA-registered repellents effective against mosquitoes.
Bug Ban Plus Insect Repellent

An EPA registered personal insect repellent. It repels mosquitoes, biting flies, chiggers, ticks and other insects including fleas on exposed skin. 

Contains 22.56% DEET plus two additional repellents and synergists that provide outstanding repelling action against disease-carrying insects. Unique valve system allows user to spray the product in any direction. Non-oily formula won't stain clothing.
Express Wipes Beat-It-Insect Repellent

Express wipes BEAT-IT Insect Repellent is a water-based non-VOC product. Formulated to repel biting insects for up to 4 hours. Repels bloodsucking insect pests such as mosquitoes, black flies, fleas, ticks, chiggers, and sand flies. 

Convenient, easy-to-use pop-up wipes allow quick and thorough application to skin, hair, and clothing for maximum protection. Contains DEET, the most effective biting-pest repellent on the market.
Futura Flying Insect Control Unit

Its 2 x 15 W lamps and electronic ballast operation offer reduced energy consumption and increased attraction level to remove flying insects quickly. A discreet and silent back of house unit. Can be mounted vertically, horizontally or corner mounted. 

Designed and engineered specifically to provide fast flying insect catch for back of house areas. This fast reduction of flying insects from sensitive food environments reduces the risk of foodborne pathogens carried by flying insects, helping to increase overall food safety for your premises. Its electronic ballast engineering means reduced running costs and fewer replacement parts.
Futura Compact Flying Insect Control

Designed and engineered specifically to provide fast flying insect catch for front of house areas. Its electronic ballast engineering means reduced running costs and fewer replacement parts. Black light blue (BLB) lamps for added discretion.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don't get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. Once a person has been infected, he or she is likely to be protected from future infections.

 World Health Organization 

The incubation period (the time from exposure to symptoms) of Zika virus disease is not clear, but is likely to be a few days. The symptoms are similar to other arbovirus infections such as dengue, and include fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, and headache. These symptoms are usually mild and last for 2-7 days.