Why pest management industry is important…
Pests can be hazardous to the health of humans and animals, from inflicting painful bites and stings that may cause severe allergic reactions to transmitting life threatening diseases. Public Health officials attribute the quality of life to three things better pharmaceuticals/vaccines, sanitation and pest control. Without pest management practices pests would create a danger to humans, animals, destroy 50% of the food crop, homes, buildings and property.
- Pest invade living space, destroy homes, building and their contents.
- Pests can transmit disease-causing organisms including West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease, Malaria, Plague, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Hantavavirus, and Encephalitis.
- Insect stings: According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology more that two million Americans are allergic to insect stings. More than 500,000 enter the hospital emergency rooms every year from insect stings and between 40 and 150 die annually as a result of the stings.
- Termites cause over 5 billion dollars in treatment, damage and repair annually.
- Rodents; create a risk for fires as they chew through wood, drywall, electrical wires and spill flammables; invade approximately 21 million homes annually through openings as small as a dime; spread Salmonella through their droppings, can transmit other diseases such as murine typhus, infectious jaundice, weil’s disease, rat-bite fever and carry fleas and ticks that can potentially carry diseases. Rats bite more than 45,000 people annually and also known to consume or contaminate about 20 percent of the world’s food supply.
- Cockroach Invasion: 7 to 8% of the general population is allergic, recent survey determined that cockroach allergen’s are the number one contributor to childhood asthma. Cockroach suppression and eradication is vital to our healthcare.
If any form of pest is evading your property it is imperative that a professional pest management and control company like Urban Pest Management be contacted immediately to put a treatment plan of action in place to prevent harm to humans, animals and property.