3 Important Reasons For Pest Control During a Pandemic
As we work together as a community and nation to better understand and mitigate the spread of the novel Coronavirus, we are all being asked to adhere to new guidelines and to do our best to practice social distancing. Please know that as protectors of public health, food and property, we take our role in safeguarding your quality of life very seriously. Pest control professionals are responsible for protecting against rodents, insects, arachnids and other animals that can damage property and threaten people’s health through the spread of disease and bacteria, in addition to inflicting painful bites and stings.
We strongly encourage everyone to follow the advice set forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our government leaders. As an organization, we are taking additional measures to ensure we provide the best level of protection for both our customers and our employees. For more information on the steps we’re taking, please see the CDC’s guidance for businesses which can be found here.
Pest Control is an Essential Service For Our Community
Pests, rodents, and nuisance wildlife have the ability to spread bacteria and diseases like hantavirus and leptospirosis. The importance of pest and wildlife control goes far beyond removal and exclusion services.
Rodents contaminate or consume upwards of 20 percent of the world’s food supply. Stinging insects send people to the emergency room and sometimes into anaphylaxis.
“Our critical services extend into people’s homes and businesses, as well as major commercial operations such as healthcare facilities, food processing facilities and more” Said Nate Nunnally Co-owner of Custom West Pest Control”
Warmer Seasonal Temperatures Means More Insect Activity
We expect as the warming season begins in Montana we will have the normal pest pressure that we experience. It will be important to allow us to continue service to stay ahead of the insect activity that comes on so strongly in our shorter warm season.
Our staff will practice social distancing by not shaking hands, obtaining service signatures on their phone apps and, by maintaining a six foot distance during conversation. Exterior treatments this time of year is an excellent option for preventing insects from invading your home or business. In fact if you plan on spending extra time at home chances are you or your children will start to notice increased insect activity as it warms up. April is one of the best preventative treatment months of the entire year. It is easier to let your pest managment professional get ahead of the problem rather than make that emergency late July call before the large BBQ.
Changes To Your Operating Hours Could Create The Ideal Environment For Rodents To Thrive.
The last thing anyone needs right now is a mouse, squirrel, raccoon, bat or any other rodent bringing bacteria and other diseases inside. The majority of us had to shut our doors, change our hours, and start working from home or completely shut down unexpectedly. Right now is a good time for pest prevention. If you know your business is going to be empty simple things can really help prevent future problems
- An empty, unclean facility that has less human foot traffic than before can unfortunately create the perfect environment for mice to thrive.
- If you haven’t done so take out the trash, deep clean the kitchen and throw away anything that spoils, and of course sanitize surface areas.
It will only take mice 19-21 days to give birth to a litter. Each litter consists of 5 or 6 mouse pups, though it’s not rare to see as many as 12 in a litter. They reproduce quickly. Do the little things to prevent large infestations. By the time you are ready to open your business you will have other issues to deal with. Don’t let an infestation be one of them.
If you live in Western Montana and you have questions about your routine service or are experiencing a pest control problem please contact us at email@example.com or (406) 728-4447. We will do our best to provide you with the level of service and satisfaction you’ve come to expect from Custom West Pest Control.
Thank you again for your continued trust and we wish you safety, health and peace during this difficult and unprecedented time. We will all get through this together
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