The Importance and State of Pest Control | U.S. Pest Protection
31 Mar, 2020, 13:20 ET
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The pest control industry has always been vital to the health and safety of homes, families, and businesses. Pest control provides a unique service worldwide. While the treatment specifics vary country to country, pest control remains a driving factor in protecting populations from a variety of diseases. U.S. Pest Protection practices a variety of services – from protecting public health, property, our crops, to removing unwanted pests from occupied dwellings and businesses. Pest control practices are essential for maintaining the health of a population from otherwise dangerous infections.
The number one priority at U.S. Pest Protection is protecting the safety of our customers and our employees. Our work has been designated as an essential service by the Department of Homeland Security & the Department of Agriculture. At U.S. Pest, we are continuing to maintain our commitment of providing service to our customers. We are doing whatever it takes to service our customers, while focusing our efforts on protecting the public from pests and the diseases they carry during this time.
As an essential service, we are abiding and following by the guidelines and recommendations of the CDC, regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, in all communities that we serve. U.S. Pest Protection will continue serving our communities and protecting our customers safely during this time, while taking into factor the recommendations by our government and of the C.D.C. (Centers for Disease Control) or W.H.O. (World Health Organization).
When performing our pest control & termite protection services, our professionals are primarily focused on conducting services for the exteriors of homes and businesses. Although we are temporarily not servicing the insides of homes at this time, if inside service is critical and a customer requests interior treatment, our pest pros are prepared and equipped with PPE (personal protective equipment) to perform interior service while implementing the appropriate social distancing practices. We will continue to provide services that are necessary to maintain the safety and sanitation of residential homes and commercial businesses.
Why is pest control considered an essential service and why is it important? The pest control industry plays a vital role in protecting the health of our local communities and the food supplies that we benefit from. Our pest solutions prevent the potential of disease from entering your home through disease and blood-transferable pests such as rodents, mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, bedbugs, and more.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have prepared a list of significant public health pests, many of which are controlled by the professional pest control industry. Pest control plays a vital role in protecting our nation's public health and food supply. Pests can spread diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease, salmonellosis, hantavirus and encephalitis. That is the last thing we want or need during this time when our hospitals, medical facilities, and medical professionals are already overwhelmed.
Here are some simple facts of how pests can affect health: Stinging insects force half a million people to the emergency room every year. Cockroach and rodent allergens trigger asthma attacks in children. Rodents contaminate or consume about 20% of the world's food supply. Bedbugs can cause allergic reactions.
The importance of the pest control industry to the nation as an essential service cannot be understated. Additionally, the pest control industry is trained, tested and certified in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Technicians routinely employ the use of respirators, eye protection, gloves, and clothing to conform with safety requirements established by EPA and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. With over 135,000 service technicians on the ground in the United States, backed by over 19,000 companies, we stand ready to continue our fight against pests and diseases. With Covid-19 Coronavirus on the mind of all U.S. citizens, and the world, we want to be sure we continue to serve our country and local communities in the battle with the diseases easily spread by pests when without protection.
As an essential service industry, we will continue to service the nation's food production facilities, grocery stores, medical institutions, multifamily housing units, warehouses, residential homes and commercial businesses. We cannot afford to have our medical facilities, groceries stores, or homes uninhabitable due to pests and pest related diseases, particularly as we tell citizens to stay home. There is not a segment of the food industry that could comply with federal sanitation and health regulations without an adequate pest control program.
The best way to combat the spread of diseases brought by unwanted pests starts with prevention. Tackling the threat before it overruns your home is the best way to stave off the spread of diseases brought on by pests. As a premier pest control provider, we, here at U.S. Pest Protection, understand the importance of keeping a barrier of protection and prevention around your loved ones. We believe in protecting what matters most by working with homeowners and business owners to tackle the problems most threatening to them. It's our pleasure to serve our customers and community. It's our honor to be able to be a part of helping ensure that everyone is living their healthiest lives possible.
During a time where the U.S. and world economy is experiencing fluctuation, the pest control industry is a thriving essential service industry that needs more and more workers and help every day to protect citizens across the country and world. U.S. Pest Protection is hiring, accepting applications, and safely interviewing applicants digitally in a safe manner that is proactive to the requirements of the CDC safety guidelines. U.S. Pest staff and pest professionals are taking the appropriate initiatives to cautiously navigate daily services and routine responsibilities. It all starts at home. Do your part today. Get pest protection, cleaner air in your home, and continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC and WHO. You can safely and conveniently buy pest control online at our website. Visit uspest.com to learn about news & updates regarding the pest control industry and how U.S. Pest Protection is making an impact on the industry and in our local communities.
Contact: Erica Brister & U.S. Pest Protection
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SOURCE U.S. Pest Protection
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