Pest Population Increase in Ohio During Pandemic

Ever since the Covid-19 virus broke out last year, the Department of Homeland Security declared pest control as an essential service. To prevent sanitation and health problems from worsening this pandemic, we are ought to keep a healthy and hygienic working and living environment.

Pest Population Increase

Inevitably, the lack of sanitation in restaurants, offices, or homes contributes to the growth of pests. Hence, with the bacteria and viruses they carry, more chances of us catching diseases.

As a result, empty buildings provide sanctuary for pests to nest and breed—causing significant sanitation issues and damages.

Consequently, keeping the pest situation intact could ensure the safety of all the necessary products and services offered.  

Which pest do we need to look out for? 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) included these pests to be controlled:

  1. Bed bugs – Sleepless nights are not only the reason, they most likely suck out your blood without mercy. With bites causing mild to severe allergies, nobody wants them around.
  2. Cockroaches – Down to one’s luck, these pests cause asthma, allergy, and also food contamination. 
  3. Flies – What do you expect from someone who feeds on garbage and sewage? These flying nemeses carry germs like E. coli and Salmonella. Not just that, contaminating food and water are also their forte.
  4. Rats and mice – Diseases, damage, and droppings are just a few of the countless disappointments these rats contribute. With them around, contaminated food is within unfortunate reach.

Ultimately, a strong partnership with your local pest control provider is a good investment for your healthier household and community. With most people staying at home, ain’t this the most convenient time to have your premises inspected? Practically, we can use the downtime to detect infestations and improve our way of living. With all this time to kill, more bugs are ought to be exterminated as well. As luck would have it, we can all start from a clean slate this year 2021 by the time everything goes back to normal.

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