Pest control is essential to public health. As we continue to monitor the impact Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having, your safety remains our number one priority. Island Environmental offers Disinfecting Services for your home or office, Call today to discuss service options and response times to meet your needs. 561-833-7375.
We ARE Experts. We specialize in the whole space disinfection of office buildings, gyms, clinics, warehouses etc. Don’t let Coronavirus (COVID-19) slow down your business.
- Decontamination services for commercial and residential customers
- Decontamination to help reduce risks associated with COVID-19
- We are equipped with all necessary personal protective equipment
- We have added in additional control procedures and precautions
- We follow CDC Guidelines to ensure safety of both your staff and ours
Our service provides products identified by the EPA as being effective against SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19*, by using a Sanitizer and Virucide that has been proven to disinfect all interior treatable surfaces. This broad-spectrum disinfectant is also effective against a wide variety of pathogens, including:
- Human Coronavirus*
- Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
- Hepatitis C Virus
- HIV-1 (AIDS Virus)
- Influenza A/Brazil Virus
- Influenza A H1N1 Virus
Q. What is COVID-19?
A. COVID-19 is the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.
Q. What is SARS-CoV-2?
A. The virus has been named "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2" or "SARS-CoV-2" and was identified in late 2019. It is a type of enveloped human coronavirus.
Q. What is the source of SARS-CoV-2?
A. This virus likely originated in bats prior to transmission to humans via direct contact with bats or via contact with animals infected by bats in Asia.
Q. Is the virus food-borne?
A. At this time, the virus is believed to be transmitted only via person to person contact by touch or by inhalation near an infected person or by contact with surfaces which harbor the virus.
Q. Do all infected people show symptoms?
A. No. Some people show symptoms, and some show no symptoms (asymptomatic). Those who show no symptoms are particularly a concern in that they can spread the virus without knowing. The incubation period is typically several days or longer.
Q. Do we expect the virus to die off with warm weather?
A. Nobody knows at this point. Experts are hopeful that the virus will run the traditional cycle of dying off in warm weather, but there is no information to support this currently. If there is a decline, some are concerned that it may resurge late this year.
Q. How can we stop the spread of COVID-19?
A. Follow guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Q. Can the virus survive on surfaces?
A. At this time, virologists believe that the virus can survive in droplets transmitted by sneezing or coughing for three hours, on cardboard for a day, and on plastic or stainless steel for three days.
The Use of D7 to Disinfect Areas Potentially Contaminated with Coronavirus
D7 is an aqueous-based disinfectant that can rapidly neutralize highly toxic chemical
and biological materials. The formulation:
• is effective for killing pathogenic organisms including vegetative and spore-forming
bacteria, viruses, biofilms, and fungi and for neutralizing highly toxic chemicals;
• utilizes very mild ingredients that gives it very low toxicity and corrosivity properties;
• can be deployed as a foam, liquid spray, or fog on a wide variety of materials and surfaces.
D7 contains surfactants, mild solvents, inorganic salts, a low concentration of hydrogen peroxide
(~3.5%), a hydrogen peroxide activator, and water. The surfactants soften the cell walls of
pathogens which allows the activated peroxide to penetrate to the interior for complete kill.
This unique combination of mild ingredients works synergistically to kill persistent biological
pathogens which has been demonstrated in testing at numerous government and private facilities
and in many field applications – outperforming formulations that contain much harsher chemicals.
The D7 chemistry is licensed by Decon7 Systems from Sandia National Laboratories, a U.S. Government
research and development laboratory, where it was originally developed to decontaminate chemical
and biological warfare agents for military and homeland security applications. Decon7 Systems has
greatly expanded its use to many other applications. Recent laboratory testing and
field applications have demonstrated that D7 has high efficacy against pathogens of concern to
human health, and in agriculture and food processing such as Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella,
the African Swine Fever virus, the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, Salmonella and E. coli
biofilms, Avian Influenza, and Bacillus spores. Most of these tests were conducted in the
presence of a high organic or soil loading. These results clearly demonstrate that the
use of D7 can significantly improve both human and animal health.
D7 can effectively inactivate coronaviruses. In tests at Kansas State University, D7 was shown to
rapidly and completely inactivate a >5Log10 concentration of Bovine Coronavirus (BCV)
with a one minute contact time even in the presence of a 50% organic loading1. Note
that in the report for these tests referenced below, D7 is referred to by its development
name of DF-200. Based on these results, D7 can effectively be used to disinfect facilities
such as hospitals, railway stations, and airports against coronaviruses and other pathogenic
organisms – even in areas with high organic or soil loads.
D7 can be easily deployed. It can be dispersed as a highly stable foam through existing foam
generating equipment. When deployed as a foam, it clings to vertical and downward facing surfaces
for 30 minutes or more to achieve long contact times against persistent toxic materials including
biofilms. It can also be deployed as a liquid spray either through large-scale sprayers or from a
hand-held spray can (i.e., BDAS+) which enables rapid deployment within seconds. D7 can also be
deployed as a fog (or mist) from aerosol- generating devices primarily for interior decontamination
– which is the ideal deployment method for large spaces potentially contaminated with
coronaviruses. Once D7 comes into contact with bacteria or viruses either in the air or on
surfaces, these pathogens are quickly killed or inactivated reducing the risk
of infections to people in the area.