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Learn How Bait Stations Show Termite Infestation!

Subterranean termites live underground where there is moisture, and they like to nest in wood that comes in contact with the ground. That’s how termite infestations in Pasco County homes and structures begin.

Termite colonies are often populated by as many as 1,000,000 of these destructive pests, so it makes sense you do whatever you can to eliminate the threat of termite colonies before they destroy your most valuable investment: your home.

A unique method of determining if your home could become a delicious target for subterranean termites is by using termite bait. Our professionals at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control, strategically place bait stations, or monitoring stations, in areas of your yard. Upon our return to check these stations, it is clearly visible when termites are present and thriving beneath the surface of your yard. This also demonstrates how quickly these termites spread, and could be indicative of future infestations of your home and wooden structures.

With an application of a special bait formulation, subterranean termites consume this lethal concoction and take it back to their colonies, where they die.

Our experts are skillfully trained to carefully examine your home and property to further determine what actions are necessary to prevent subterranean termite infestations in your Pasco County home.

If you’ve got a problem with termites, ants, or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727.462.0400, and ask for Coby.  He’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember… As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!

PSS:  Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

What You Need To Know About Poisonous Bufo Toads in Hillsborough County

Do you know the difference between frogs and toads? Coby McConnell, owner and president of Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control, knows there is one significant difference about which you should be aware for the health and well-being of yourself, your family and your pets.

Poisonous Cane or Bufo Toad

Frogs and toads are both tailless amphibians, but there are physical traits that sharply contrast one from the other. Frogs have smooth, moist skin, and are semi-aquatic. Their back legs are longer for jumping, and they are basically harmless.

One species, Bufo toads in Hillsborough County, became native to Florida when they were released in the state’s southern regions in 1955, to control white grubs in sugar cane crops. Bufo Marinus, are a different, potentially deadly breed.

Their skin is dry, rough and warty, they have bony, straight protrusions that align parallel on each side of the head, and their back legs are shorter than those of frogs. One significant trait of the dreaded Bufo toad, otherwise known as a Giant toad, or Cane toad, is the noticeable glands which are found as lumps behind their ears, above the shoulders. These glands release a poisonous secretion when the toads are threatened or handled.

These nasty amphibians are highly-skilled at finding their own food, and have even been known to eat pet food. Be aware, Bufo toads in Hillsborough County can be found practically anywhere, but particularly in your yard’s landscaping. If you come in contact with a Bufo toad, the secretion released can cause burning eyes and skin irritation. If your pet finds a Bufo and ingests the secreted toxin, it can be fatal.

According to Florida Wildlife Extension and the University of Florida, signs your pet may have Bufo toad poisoning include “drooling, head-shaking, crying, loss of coordination, and, in more serious cases, convulsions. The dog’s or cat’s gums often turn red, an indicator used by veterinarians to distinguish toad poisoning from epilepsy. For this reason, pet owners should be familiar with their pet’s normal gum color.”*

In cases of toad poisoning, you will want to thoroughly rinse your pet’s mouth, being careful that the rinse water isn’t swallowed. Examine your pet’s gums and mouth, and gently rub to remove the toxin. In any case, you should immediately contact your veterinarian.

To humanely kill Bufo toads in Hillsborough County, first, be certain that is what you have. Cane toads have been mistaken for native frogs, so be mindful of the differences as stated above. Use gloves when handling to minimize exposure to the toad’s toxins, and put in a plastic zipper bag. Place it in the refrigerator until it goes to sleep, then pop it in the freezer. You will want to leave it in the freezer for several days to make sure it is dead. There are cases cited where these toads have “reawakened” after being in the freezer for too short a time.

If you’ve got a problem with Bufo toads, termites, or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727.462.0400 and ask for Coby.  He’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember what Coby says… “As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”

PSS:  Don’t forget to ask about Coby’s FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

*Source: University of Florida, Florida Wildlife Extension

Eliminate Standing Water in Tampa Bay Right Now!

Coby McConnell, owner and president of Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control, is concerned your child’s sand shovel and pail may have blown around your yard during the torrential wind, rain and storms that accompanied Hurricane Hermine recently, and copious amounts of standing water in Tampa Bay remain within. Even small amounts of standing water are breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

With the threat of the Zika virus already in Pinellas County, it is vital that you protect yourself, your family and your neighbors in the Tampa Bay area. Go in search of any and every area of standing water in your yard, and take appropriate measures to eliminate it. Pour it out, brush it away, or shake it off, no matter what you have to do, get rid of the standing water!

The type of mosquito that carries the Zika virus, Aedes aegypti, produces their larvae in containers that hold water. They reproduce quickly when wet, even in spaces as small as a bottle cap. That is why Coby knows how important it is to reduce and eliminate all areas of standing water in Tampa Bay promptly after showers and storms…and even after landscape irrigation systems complete watering cycles.

If you’ve got a problem with mosquitoes, or any other pest…or simply have a question…call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727.462.0400 and ask for Coby.  He’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember what Coby says… As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”

PSS:  Don’t forget to ask about Coby’s FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Signs of Termites in Cabinets in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties | Florida

Have you recently purchased a new home with a beautiful kitchen, or remodeled your outdated kitchen or office to include new cabinets? If so, there is something Coby McConnell, owner and president of Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control, thinks you should know.

In this day and age, many cabinets purchased in the United States are actually manufactured overseas and are shipped to America for use in new residential and commercial construction, as well as in remodeling projects. With all of the new homes and offices being built in Pinellas and Pasco counties, it is highly-likely there may be a hidden problem of which you should be aware.

Many new cabinets being built overseas and are constructed using 9-ply wood that is often infested with termites. These termites can lay dormant within the wood of these cabinets for a number of years before emerging to devour their surroundings… your once “perfect” cabinetry.

One sign there may be termites in cabinets in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties in Florida includes the visible appearance of termite “frass”, or excrement, that looks like dirt or sawdust. If there is no reason for there to be dirt or sawdust in or around your cabinets, this should immediately throw-up a red flag. It is probably termite poop.

Another sign: Termites look a lot like ants, but you can distinguish between the two based on their physical appearance. Ants have three sections to their bodies and termites only have two.

Now that you know what to look for, don’t let these destructive pests be the end of your beautiful cabinets!  Coby has the remedies to rid and protect your home, office and cabinets from the dangers of termites.

If you’ve got a problem with termites, ants, or any other pest…or you simply have a question…call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727.462.0400 and ask for Coby.  He’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember what Coby says… As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”

PSS:  Don’t forget to ask about Coby’s FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Protect Yourself from the Zika Virus in Pinellas County, FL

It happened. The first reported case of the dreaded Zika virus has hit Pinellas County. CBS News is reporting health officials are going door to door canvassing areas looking for potential “clusters of cases”.

Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control is on the job, doing their professional best, applying the latest mosquito control methods to protect you and your family.

Why is the spread of the Zika virus in Pinellas County so serious? If this horrible virus infects pregnant women, their babies are impacted by Microcephaly which causes severe birth defects, primarily abnormal brain and skull development, which can lead to seizures and physical and mental defects. There are currently 69 pregnant women in Florida infected by the Zika virus.

Furthermore, recent studies of this disease show that the Zika virus may not only affect pregnant women and their babies, but may also affect the brain and memory of adults who become infected.

How has this happened if mosquitoes only travel about 300 yards, and the “Zika Zones” known as Wynwood in North Miami, and Miami Beach are so far away from Tampa Bay?

When a Zika-infected mosquito bites a non-infected person, it transmits the virus into the human’s system. If that person gets bitten by a non-Zika-infected mosquito, that mosquito contracts the Zika virus. Now, this infected mosquito has the potential to bite and spread the Zika virus to entire neighborhoods, creating yet another “Zika Zone”.

It is more important now, more than ever, to protect yourself and your family from the realistic potential of contracting the Zika virus in Pinellas County. That starts with using bug spray that includes DEET. The concentration of DEET in a bottle of bug spray translates to how long it is effective, not how strong the potency. The higher the percentage of DEET, the longer it will work for you.

It may be uncomfortable, but when going outside, wear long sleeves and long pants to deter mosquito bites.

Eliminate every area of standing water around your home. Even a bottle cap full of water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. With several months left in hurricane season, there are concerns that heavy rain and storms can result in heavy pockets of standing water which will attract mosquitoes.

Most importantly, call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control NOW! Coby knows the risks are just too great not to take action, and he will identify problematic areas in and around your home to protect you and your family from the Zika virus in Pinellas County.

If you’ve got a problem with mosquitoes, or any other pest…or simply a question…call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727.462.0400 and ask for Coby.  He’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember what Coby says… As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”

PSS:  Don’t forget to ask about Coby’s FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Mosquitoes Don’t Develop Resistance to Top Insecticides in Pinellas County, Florida

Coby McConnell, owner and president of Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control is troubled by recent reports about mosquitoes becoming resistant to common insecticides. “That just doesn’t happen that way,” he says.

Mosquitoes’ resistance to insecticides in Pinellas County might occur when frequent street- spraying of massive quantities of insecticides over a large area affects great numbers of mosquitoes. A few may become resistant and breed, but it takes quite a bit of time for this to happen.

Coby knows that the key to protecting yourself and your family is by treating your entire home and landscape with the best insecticides available for the task. By doing so, you stand a much greater chance at fending off these blood-sucking insects, that have the potential of spreading the Zika virus and other diseases, as well.


Choose to exterminate mosquitoes and their larvae thoroughly, the right way the first time. The professionals at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control treat all zones in and around your home: the interior and exterior of the residential structure, all shrubs and the entire lawn. Also, by using growth regulators that break the cycle of mosquitoes, there is no threat of mosquitoes developing resistance to insecticides when safely and properly administered.

If you’ve got a problem with mosquitoes, or any other pest…or simply a question…call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727.462.0400 and ask for Coby.  He’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember what Coby says… As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”

PSS:  Don’t forget to ask about Coby’s FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Do it Yourself Rat Control – Tampa Fla. – Coby’s Pest Control

Watch this video to learn what happened to one of Coby’s mentors when he sat down on the toilet and discovered a rat! ??.  One of the more humorous stories Coby remembers…??

 

 

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Florida Could Become the First State with One Million ZIKA Cases

At Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control, we are taking the Zika virus Threat seriously, and you should too. Something like this has never happened in our fair state, or anywhere else in our nation, for that matter.

On August 1st, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Americans, most especially pregnant women, those trying to become pregnant, and their partners, NOT to travel to an area of South Florida known as the “Zika Zone”, due to the active, rapid spread of the Zika virus.


In Broward County, there were four cases diagnosed. In the popular Wynwood community in North Miami/Dade County, as many as 12 have contracted the Zika virus, which is primarily spread by “the cockroach of mosquitoes”, but can also be transmitted through unprotected sex.

Out of 200 people tested in the “Zika Zone,” ten cases represent 5% of the tested patients. With approximately 20 million residents in the state of Florida, 5% of the population infected with the Zika virus would equal around one million cases. Translate that to potential Pinellas County Zika virus victims, and you’re looking at more than 46,000 that could be infected with a virus about which the World Health Organization claims, “harms health in ways that science has not observed before.”

This is a staggering number, should it come to pass. Scientists are working diligently to develop a vaccine to thwart the spread of the Zika virus, but they have miles to go before an immunization will be available to the general public. One report on a national network news station indicated it could be 2018, before a safe Zika virus vaccine is available. Considering how quickly the Zika virus is spreading, this is a major concern.

Do your due diligence and take measures to protect yourself and your family in Pinellas County by contacting the experts at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control. Coby’s has both chemical and non-chemical methods to combat mosquitoes, and their professionals know where and what to look for to eliminate breeding grounds and attractants to help keep you and yours safe.

If you’ve got a problem with mosquitoes, or any other pest…or simply a question…call Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today at 727.462.0400 and ask for Coby.  He’ll be happy to speak with you anytime!

PS:  And remember what Coby says… As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!”

PSS:  Don’t forget to ask about Coby’s FREE 58-Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Don’t pregnant women in Pinellas County have enough to worry about, without this!?!

According to CBS News in a release by the Centers for Disease Control [CDC], “Pregnant women are being warned to stay away from a popular Florida neighborhood over the Zika virus, the first time a warning of this kind has been issued in the United States.”

Pregnant Women Zika VirusZika -eeka! What started as an outbreak in South America due to Zika virus-carrying mosquitoes, has now infiltrated South Florida, more specifically, an area of North Miami.

Pregnant women in Pinellas County who have visited the Wynwood community, which is rich with art, shopping and dining, anytime since June 15, 2016, are being encouraged by the CDC to be tested for the Zika virus. 

Moreover, it is crucial that pregnant women in Pinellas County – and those trying to become pregnant – do everything possible to inhibit mosquito bites: wear long sleeves and long pants; safely apply bug spray that contain DEET on skin-exposed areas; avoid danger zones like standing water as much as possible; and most importantly, contact the experts at Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control for the ultimate in mosquito extermination and prevention.

Coby has various methods of mosquito control to safeguard you, your family, your home and your property.

The subtle symptoms of the Zika virus easily go unnoticed. However, the biggest concern is that Zika has been pegged as the root cause of Microcephaly, a condition that inhibits the proper development of the brain and skull in fetuses, resulting in severe birth defects in newborns manifesting in small heads and brains.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott said in a recent statement about the rising number of Zika cases, “We will continue to keep our residents and visitors safe, utilizing constant surveillance and aggressive strategies, such as increased mosquito spraying that have allowed our state to fight similar viruses.”

Pregnant woman in Pinellas County can have peace of mind by safely increasing their protection from the “cockroaches of mosquitoes” and the horrible Zika virus they carry, by contacting Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control today! 727.462.0400

PS. And remember…As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em

PPS. Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

Get the Best Pest Extermination with Coby’s Tentless Termite & Pest Control

“Coby is the absolute best! He treats my home four (4) times a year, and it is rare -to-never that I have to ask him to come back and treat my home again. Our home backs up to a conservation area. We have spiders and palmetto bugs and ants galore –you name it. It was overwhelming! We called on Coby about three (3) years ago and haven’t had a problem since. The treatments are pet and child friendly. I highly recommend Coby’s Tentless Termite and Pest Control.”  Sherrilyn McCoy Pecorella

This is just one of 14, glowing, five-star Google Reviews for Coby’s Tentless Termite & Pest Control.


I’m Owner/President, Coby McConnell, and I want to be your BUGMAN, and here is how I intend to earn your pest extermination business for life:

  • Our company is one you can TRUST to do the job right the first time
  • Our team will eliminate your pest problem FAST and FOREVER
  • We offer a FAIR PRICE, and not a penny more
  • Plus, we provide you a GREAT GUARANTEE
  • We are AVAILABLE 7 days/week, 24 hrs/day – even if we are on vacation – for any question, issue or concern you may have

If you are bugged by termites, ants, palmetto bugs, spiders, rodents, or any other type of pest, whether you live in a house, condo or apartment, the best pest extermination option available to you is Coby’s Tentless Termite & Pest Control: 727.462.0400.

PS: And remember…As long as God keep’s makin’em, we’ll keep killin’em!

PPS: Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office