Zika Virus

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!

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!

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!