zika virus

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!