Wednesday, April 16, 2014

South Florida Alert! New - Dangerous, Mosquito Virus Coming To America

Mosquito Borne Virus Chikungunya Alert for Florida

We already have dengue fever coming to our area, but now we have an even more dangerous mosquito born virus moving in as well. This new virus, Called Chick V, broken-broken, because of it's debilitating effects has already started in the French Caribbean islands of Martinique, Guadeloupe and St. Barthelemy, and on Monday, the British Virgin Islands reported their first cases. This is all happening during the height of tourism season which will cause the disease to spread more rapidly
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due to infected tourists bringing the disease home with them. 

This virus originally was found in Tanzania in the 1950's and was pretty much isolated to South Africa. The name, chikungunya means "that which bends up" in the Mozambique language because the body reacts to the affects of the virus and makes one stooped over or hunched up all the time.

Once infected, an individual will go through months and even years of fever and debilitating pain in the hands, feet, toes, knees, wrists, and other joints of their body. There is no cure for the virus and studies suggest that it, or it's side effects may remain with  individuals indefinitely. About 1 in 1000 die from the virus and are the very young, or a compromised immune system.

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The mosquito borne virus was isolated until 2005 when it started to suddenly become widespread throughout Asia, the Middle East, and India where more than 2 million people have been affected there alone so far. It was subsequently found in Europe and has now made it's way to the Americas.

Due to lack of knowledge of the danger of this virus on these islands it is most likely that this virus which is similar, but much worse than dengue fever, will thrive in the Caribbean. The United States and  other parts of the Western hemisphere are vulnerable to the spread of this virus and this author believes it won't be long before we are seeing this problem in Florida, and then the rest of the States since different types of mosquitoes can carry this virus.


Mosquito Bite Prevention Tips From Center For Disease Control (CDC) 


  • There is no vaccine or medication to prevent chikungunya, or dengue fever virus infection or disease 
  • Reduce mosquito exposure 
  • Use air conditioning or window/door screens 
  • Use mosquito repellents on exposed skin 
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants 
  • Wear permethrin-treated clothing 
  • Empty standing water from outdoor containers 
  • Support local vector control programs 
  • People at increased risk for severe disease should consider not traveling to areas with ongoing chikungunya outbreaks 
  • If you are sick with chikungunya, avoiding mosquito bites will help prevent further spread of the virus 
Reynolds Pest Management, Inc.has been treating pests including mosquitoes for more than 20 years. We have integrated pest management systems in place to help prevent and control the spread of mosquitoes. We will identify mosquito entry points, breeding areas, remove, or treat other breeding sites, and install mosquito misting systems to help control mosquitoes around your home or business. 

This article should make consumers aware, and will allow let them know what to expect this pest control season.

If your in need of a Mosquito Misting System quote  please please call us for a free evaluation. Protect yourself from mosquito borne illness now.


(772) 334-7007, or (561) 746-7969 today--Contract Free!
Jensen Beach Florida pest control



Brian Reynolds-President   
Reynolds Pest Management, Inc.
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Segment on the TODAY Show Air at 9:00 AM Today | "What's Bugging You"

Pest Control for Upcoming Onslaught of Insects

The segment will give attention to springtime bugs and several of the risks connected with them. The segment will be showcasing a myriad of live insects and related props.

A very big thanks to various companies and people which replied to requests for needed show-and-tell products and basic aid consisting of many pest control companies, and Liz Pereira/University of Florida, University of Georgia, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Ted Granovsky. NPMA hopes to discuss a clip of the segment in next week's ePestWorld.

The National Pest Management Association wishes to thank all the Guardians and Contributors of NPMA's Professional Pest Management Alliance which made this customer instructional possibility possible for the market.

This segment should give the pest control industry some awareness by the public, and will at least let know consumers what to expect this pest control season.

If your in need of pest control this spring please have us come out and do a free evaluation. You are not required to sign a contract. We believe our service will keep you coming back. We give free quotes that are fair and honest.

(772) 334-7007, or (561) 746-7969 today--Contract Free!
Jensen Beach Florida pest control



Brian Reynolds-President   
Reynolds Pest Management, Inc.
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Friday, March 21, 2014

You Must Have a License to Apply Fertilizer Now In Port St. Lucie

Attention fertilizer users! 

The City of Port St. Lucie passed an ordinance regulating the use of fertilizer. Lawn and Landscaping business owners are encouraged obtain the required certification prior to renewing their business tax receipt. Information is available from the University of Florida on its web site at http://stlucie.ifas.ufl.edu. Business tax receipts will not be issued without the necessary certification. Check the city web site for more information on the ordinance at www.cityofpsl.com.


Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. has All Certified Fertilizer Applicators. We do full service lawn care services, for insects, weeds, and disease, as well as tree and shrubs Treatment, and whitefly control. We have been in business for more than 20 years and are a top rated pest control Company with Angie's List Super Service Award designation, BBB A+ rating, and others. We provide service at low prices, excellent service, and only EPA registered products.

You are not required to sign a contract. We believe our service will keep you coming back. We give free quotes that are fair and honest.

(772) 334-7007, or (561) 746-7969 today--Contract Free!
Jensen Beach Florida pest control



Brian Reynolds-President   
Reynolds Pest Management, Inc.
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Friday, December 20, 2013

Rabid Raccoon Control | Palm City, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound | Saint Lucie, And Palm Beach Counties

Nuisance Wildlife Control for Raccoon

Several raccoon's have tested positive for rabies in Martin County. Anyone living in Palm City, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound and the surrounding areas of  Saint Lucie, And Palm Beach counties may be looking for nuisance wildlife control for raccoon's. 

Raccoon Control | Palm City, Stuart, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Saint Lucie, Palm Beach Counties
Raccoon's can carry rabies and transmit the disease from bites and scratches. Raccoon's will attack you unprovoked if they have rabies.They can do considerable damage to your home should they invade your house. Large numbers of raccoon's will overturn trash cans, bother your pets and leave droppings that contain bacteria. 

With the spread of rabies carrying raccoon's around right now, it is more important than ever to remove these creatures from your home or business as the disease is spread from one raccoon to another and to other animals.

Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. Nuisance Wildlife Control will humanely remove raccoon and other animals like opossums, rats, and skunks. 

Here is the TCPalm Article link that tells the story about this rabies outbreak. Do not touch any dead animals and keep your dogs and cats away from raccoon's as well since they can contract the disease.

Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. humanely removes raccoon's and other nuisance wildlife from your home or business. Visit our website, or call 772-334-77-007, or 561-746-7969 for a free inspection and quote today.




Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mosquito Misting Systems Stuart, Jensen Beach, St Lucie, Palm Beach, Indian River County

Reynolds Pest Management installs and services Mosquito Misting Systems Stuart, Jensen Beach, St Lucie County, Palm Beach, Indian River County

Dengue Fever in Martin County or "Bone Breaking Fever" Slows During Cooler Weather

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Reynolds Pest Management now installs and services Mosquito Misting Systems Stuart, Jensen Beach, St Lucie County, Palm Beach, Indian River County

It's good news to hear that the dengue fever has been subsiding for now due to cooler temperatures. Martin County and especially along the Lucie River area where it was most prevalent saw more than 20 cases recently.     
Dengue fever, also known as break bones fever is very debilitating and victims in Stuart, Jensen Beach, and in Rio Florida near Sewalls Point are very concerned about the spread of dengue fever. 
Although the number of cases of fever have subsided during the cooler months the problem has not been resolved as of yet and will not be more than likely. Additionally, mosquitoes are known to carry encephalitis which is another disease that has been reported in Florida.

See the following link for more news:

WPTV News Video

Marty Baum won't soon forget that night in September when he was watching football. "9 o'clock I'm fine.  10 o'clock I have a 102-degree fever."

As for Marty Baum, he's fine now, and is extra vigilant when it comes to keeping mosquitoes away. "They call it the bone breaker fever and they're pretty much right.  I don't ever want this stuff again."
Health officials have advised that although  the dengue fever has been reduced for now, the fever still is around and has not been Eliminated


Mosquito Borne Dengue Fever will not be going away, and there are other diseases that mosquitoes carry such as West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)that will increase in numbers throughout the Florida area.The problem with mosquito transmitting disease will probably only get worse. This mosquito misting system adds protection to your family, and pets year round.



Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. Introduces Mosquito Misting Systems

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Mosquito Misting System

Reynolds Pest Management is proud to introduce a new service, Mosquito Mist System!
There have been over 20 cases of Dengue Fever in our area already. 

Besides that, it is your yard and you should be able to use it whenever you want. Take back your yard from disease carrying mosquitoes!

Reynolds Pest Management Inc. is now offering a PRE-SEASON 5% discount off the Mosquito Misting System installation.

For all of your pest control, and wildlife control needs trust Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. for your free estimates! Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. services Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties. Call today  Visit our website at Reynoldspest.com, or Call today at 772-334-7007 and 561-746-7969 for a free Mosquito Misting System Quote Today.

Monday, December 2, 2013

DIY Bed Bug Pest Control Often Does Not Work Well

Don't Waste Money on DIY Bed Bug Pest Control Products

Bed Bug Pest ControlThe professionals should definitely do the work for bed bug pest control. I am certain well meaning seller' and consumers are trying to find less expensive methods for treating bed bugs in their homes, but this scientific study, Washington Post Article, shows that these methods for bed bug pest control do not work and are a waste of time and money at the very least. I don't think the author's suggestion of stepping on them will do much good (I'm Sure he was kidding). The CDC (Center for Disease Control) suggests hiring a professional pest control firm as well.

Always identify the insect first, and then call several companies and ask for local references (call the references). Check for complaints and don't let a sales person try to frighten you. Just tell them to show you the evidence,  ask them what their plan of action is, and to see a copy of the contract with the warranty that goes along with it. then you can compare the information and make informed decision.

Bed bugs are a life altering experience and can be one of the costlier treatments that you will have to do, but hiring a reputable pest control service company  is your best bet to get rid of them and move on.

Get in touch with our company today here at 772-334-7007, or 561-746-7969 in order to learn much more regarding Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. are bed bug pest control specialists and our pest control is offered for all locations that include Stuart, Palm Beach, Wellington, Port St. Lucie, Palm City, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach Florida, plus many other regions. Learn the key reasons why Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. is who you should certainly rely on with your home or business by visiting our site.

(772) 334-7007, or (561) 746-7969 today--Contract Free!
Jensen Beach Florida pest control



Brian Reynolds-President   
Reynolds Pest Management, Inc.
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Friday, November 22, 2013

NPMA Follow Up About An "Inside Edition" Investigative Termite Control Video Segment

NPMA Discusses "Inside Edition" Termite Control Segment

SHOW SYNOPSIS AND FINDINGS

An Inside Edition segment aired on sales practices associated with termite inspections. The segment aired on Thursday, November 21st on broadcast stations throughout the country.  Giving credence to problems caused by termites, the piece was introduced with the correct assertion that termites cost homeowners $5 billion in damage each year.  The story focused on a Texas home pre-inspected by two pest management experts who confirmed there was no termite damage or activity present on the property.  With hidden cameras rolling, professionals from 15 pest management firms were called to the home to perform termite inspections. The vast majority of companies contacted found no evidence of termites and left the home without incident.  


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Video Credit: Inside Edition


 
One of the companies did report evidence of termites, though it appeared the technician believed the damage was old as he recommended a protection plan, not treatment.  One other technician recommended a protective treatment plan, citing high moisture readings and the high prevalence of termites in the geographic region.  Based on the moisture readings and location of the house, he speculated that the likelihood of the home having termites in the future was near 100%, though later downgraded that estimate to 70%-90% likely.  The segment concluded that homeowners should be aware of recommendations for expensive termite treatments. 
 

TALKING POINTS

While the segment did not suggest improper activities, rather offered only caution to viewers, industry professionals may field inquiries from current or prospective customers who viewed last night's episode of Inside Edition.  Accordingly, the following talking points may serve as a helpful resource. 
 

Is it true that termites cause $5 billion in property damage?

Yes.  According to the National Pest Management Association, that is an accurate estimate of the incredible damage these pests can cause for homeowners, damage that's generally not covered by homeowners' insurance.
 
What's the difference between a termite treatment and a preventative termite treatment?
Remedial termite treatments are performed once active termite activity is confirmed.  Such activity may present as tunnels formed by termites, damaged wood, or termite swarms, among other things.  Once conducted, termite treatments are normally effective in controlling and protecting the structure from termites for several years.  
 
Preventative treatment is prudent and is especially recommended when a home is believed to be at risk for termites.  Risk factors include geographic region, moisture readings within the home, a home's age and construction, etc. Pest management professionals can advise homeowners on conditions that may make a home at risk for termite infestations and may present options for preventative treatment.
 

Is it appropriate to have preventative termite treatments?

The National Pest Management Association encourages homeowners to talk with pest management professionals about whether preventative termite treatments are recommended for their home.  For some homes, and especially those in termite-prone areas or where home conditions are favorable for termites, preventative treatment can be very effective in preventing against termites and the costly damage they do.  In many regions of the country, preventative pre-construction treatments are mandated by building codes.
 

Why is moisture a predictor of termite activity?

Some kinds of termites thrive in moisture-rich environments and accordingly, high moisture readings can suggest an environment that may be attractive to this destructive pest.
 

Can a technician identify evidence of termite damage?

Sometimes termite damage is very easy to identify and other times, it can be hidden, and that is why it is important to have annual inspections performed by knowledgeable and trained professionals.  If termite activity is identified, homeowners should receive an explanation of the evidence that was found.   
 

OTHER POINTS

The show did not make a strong distinction between preventative treatments and treatments for active infestations. They discussed both interchangeably, when of course, that is not accurate. 

Source: National Pest Management Association www.pestworld.org

Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. is a proud Member of The National Pest Management Association.