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Some of our clients have asked us recently:
“My neighbor’s pool is unmaintained. Should I be concerned about mosquitoes and the Zika virus?”
The truth is that unmaintained swimming pools can become a dangerous source of mosquitos, among other health problems.
Neighborhoods that have green pools are at higher risk for increased Zika virus activity, since the type of mosquito that most commonly develops in these pools are the same ones capable of transmitting the Zika virus.
Zika virus has been linked to brain damage in newborns and temporary paralysis.
Stand neighborhood safe by reporting unmaintained pools to the local authorities