Zika virus Treatment

Treatment for Zika virus

This spring, people in Cherokee County will start using their yards more.

And, as they do, Canton Termite and Pest Control will start to get calls for Mosquito Control Service.

This year, over the past few days, the news has been filled with stories of the rapid spread of the mosquito borne Zika Virus throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Zika Fever, which is caused by the virus, was first detected in the Americas last year, but at the time it was extremely rare. During the past few months, however, the spread of the virus has exploded. The World Health Organization “WHO” has declared the virus to be a major threat and forecasts approximately 4 million cases over the next year. The WHO has already begun to work on preventative measures to help control the spread, and clinical trials working towards a vaccine are expected to start as soon as possible.Zika Virus

With no vaccine for the virus, most preventative measures involve control of mosquito populations in infected areas. The virus is spread by the Aedes species of mosquito. Because the Aedes is a daytime mosquito, and therefore bed nets cannot stop the spread of the virus.

People with swimming pools or other outdoor living areas want to be able to use those areas without having to cover their children or themselves with bug spray.

That’s where we can help you.  By treating the yard area one time per month, we can greatly reduce the mosquito population. One customer said, “It’s wonderful, I don’t need to worry anymore. I just send the kids out to play.”

Pest Control companies offer full yard treatments that will help control the Mosquito population around your home.

While our service is great, there are things you can do to help prevent mosquitos yourself.

  • Make sure your door and window screen fit tightly.
  • If necessary you can use spray containing DEET. However, products with a DEET concentration higher than 50 percent do not increase protection. Avoid applying to exposed skin. Try to keep it on clothing only. It is recommended to consult a physician before using on children.
  • Studies show that Insect light traps (Bug Zappers) or sound devices do little to reduce mosquito bites.
  • Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long sleeves when outside at night.
  • Remove any water-filled containers like pots, buckets, planters, tires, etc.
  • Regularly empty and replace water in birdbaths, pet dishes, small swimming pools and wading pools.
  • Roof gutters should be kept clean of leaves and debris so water will not collect in them.

 

Mosquito control is not just one thing.  It necessary to take a look at the entire area around your home for potential problems. Call your pest control company and have them stop by and inspect your property for problem areas.

If you have a problem with mosquitoes or any other pest, give me a call at 770-479-1598.  I’ll be happy to speak with you about it.

Here’s to helping YOU live PEST FREE!

by: Tim

Call Canton Termite and Pest Control today at 770-479-1598 for a FREE Pest Consultation and FREE Estimate!

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Gary Brumage
Gary Brumage

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Wow, awesome service and can do attitude! We have been bothered by critters in the attic, flying squirrels, for some time. After many sleepless nights, home remedies, and ear plugs, we knew we had to do something else. We called one of the "big" companies and got a "huge" price with no other options.. We knew there had to be a better way so we called Canton Termite and Pest Control. William came out and did a thorough inside and outside inspection , quickly figured out the problem, and fixed it just about as fast. He thought the problem was solved but left traps in place for a few days. After five of the best sleep nights we have had in months we are convinced the problem has been well corrected. Without hesitation I would highly recommend Canton Termite and Pest Control for any job they feel qualified to take on. Many Thanks, Gary Brumage, Lake Arrowhead, Waleska

Jamie O'Neill
Jamie O'Neill

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Just wanted to thank our exterminator Joel @Canton Termite for not only responding very quickly when we had a minor insect infestation but for ensuring we stay bug free with our normal service. He always gives us plenty of notice and arrives on time and does a very professional job. Also want to thank the entire team... Tim, Ed, William and Brent for doing an awesome job with my home and my rental homes for the last few years. Keep up the great work...

valerie hultquist
valerie hultquist

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

HONEST, HELPFUL, NOT IN BUSINESS TO RIP PEOPLE OFF! I called this company and spoke with a gentleman regarding a strange substance on the exterior of our home. I thought it might be termites because the paint was removed from the area as though it was being eaten. He asked me to email him a photo. He called me back and assured me it was not termites. He and the owner of the company gave me some suggestions of how to treat this mold-type substance. This could have easily gone in the opposite direction and charged me lots of $ to investigate a pest problem. No need to wonder if you will get a fair, honest deal with this company. They have a perfect 5 star rating because they have earned it the old fashioned way - by being honest.

James Pritchett
James Pritchett

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Last year the Cherokee County senior center assisted in me in finding a company to take care of a roach infestation in my home. I had tried several companies but I kept paying and the roaches never went away. William Botts with Canton Termite and Pest control came out and in 2 treatments got the job done. I am on a fixed income and appreciated the integrity and quality of this company. Today I realized I never thanked Canton Termite and Pest Control. I am thankful for what they did for me and refer my friends and anyone else who ask. They get the job done!

Debra Wright
Debra Wright

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Great customer service and prompt attention! William came out and did our initial application, but we need more treatment. Ed called me in no time and set up another treatment, same day! When Brent came out he was so professional and friendly! Took care of the application quickly, reassuring us that they are there whenever we need them! So glad I am using Canton Termite and Pest Control now for my pest services!

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