Backyard Bug Patrol Warns that Malaria Has Found Its Way Back into the United States

Published August 22, 2023
Great Falls, Virginia -

Backyard Bug Patrol, a pest control service company based in Great Falls, VA, has recently published a blog post to warn people that malaria has found its way back to the country. The US had succeeded in eradicating the disease over the last 20 years but there have been recent reports of people with malaria who had not traveled outside the country. This is alarming because previously, those who were found to be infected had traveled outside the United States, implying that recent cases were locally acquired. More about this can be gleaned from

In five new cases of malaria, four of which were in Florida and one in Texas, health officials were alarmed because it implied that mosquitoes in the US are now carrying the unicellular protozoan parasite responsible for malaria. According to the CDC, the last time they had something like that in Palm Beach County, FL, was in 2003.

Malaria is transmitted to people by a female mosquito that is carrying the parasite. A mosquito that is not yet carrying the parasite can get it by biting an infected person. The parasite multiplies inside that mosquito and when it bites another person, it transmits the parasite to that person. The Anopheles mosquito transmits malaria through its saliva, which is injected into the blood of its victim. Malaria can also be transmitted from person to person through blood transfusion, organ transplants, or sharing needles or syringes because the malaria parasite can reside in the red blood cells of an infected person.

The symptoms of malaria are fever, joint pains, tiredness, headaches, chills, nausea, sweats, vomiting, and more. However, most infected people don’t have any symptoms, even while they are already carrying the parasite. The severity of the symptoms will depend on the person’s age, general health, and the type of malaria parasite. In some rare cases, the disease can cause damage to the brain or spinal cord, resulting in seizures or loss of consciousness.

While malaria does have a cure and there is a malaria vaccine, preventing the spread of malaria is the best approach. Simple actions, such as getting rid of water pools where mosquitoes can breed, can prevent the spread of the disease. Backyard Bug Patrol can help prevent the spread of malaria through their barrier spray programs. Their licensed applicators will come to the client’s yard and spray the solution they use that can exterminate mosquitoes and leave behind a protective barrier on the leaves and bushes in the yard, both killing and repelling mosquitoes.

Backyard Bug Patrol offers a 100 percent organic program package that is fully natural and certified by the National Organic Program of the USDA. Its active ingredient is cedar oil or rosemary oil, which can kill mosquitoes and ticks on contact and provide an invisible barrier that repels these pests for two weeks. More info about Backyard Bug Patrol can be obtained from

Established in 2010, Backyard Bug Patrol is committed to offering the best possible customer service for pest control services. Those who are looking for a way to free their home and backyard from pests can check out the Backyard Bug Patrol website or contact them on the phone or through email. They are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday. Those who want to know more about the company, such as the office location and the reviews they have received can visit their Google Maps page at


For more information about Backyard Bug Patrol, contact the company here:

Backyard Bug Patrol
John Mitchell
(703) 621-7116
Backyard Bug Patrol
Great Falls, VA 22066

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