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Pest Control During Covid-19

The pest control industry has always played an essential role in protecting the health, safety, food, and property of the public. The global health crisis is presenting serious challenges for the pest control industry and is forcing certain aspects of the industry to change. The following is information about pest control during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Essential Service

Pest control is considered an essential service, which means that pest control technicians around the world are continuing to work. Many businesses have been forced to close their doors to slow down the spread of the virus. The pest control industry is continuing to protect food production facilities, grocery stores, homes, municipalities, businesses, hospitals and warehouses. The consequences of shutting down the pest control industry would be too much of a burden and could lead to further health and safety issues.

Safety Measures

Many pest control companies are taking extra steps to keep their employees and clients safe from the virus. If a person is feeling ill and requires pest control services, it is best for technicians to only work on the exterior of the property. In most cases the services can be performed outside, but if interior work is required then it is best to limit human contact. A respirator, gloves, and shoe covers should be worn by technicians at all times, and they should have disposable cloth and waste bags on hand. Handwashing and sanitation of tools and equipment after every home visit is another important precaution to take.

Impact on Businesses

Pests thrive in sheltered areas that are rarely disturbed by people. Unfortunately, many businesses that have shut their doors during lockdown are at an increased risk for pest infestations. Pests can cause significant damage to buildings and will search for food supplies. Pest control companies can perform inspections for businesses that have closed down, and prevent financial and reputational damage to their clients’ businesses.

Contact Bug Man Exterminating

If you live in Southwest Virginia and your home or business is infested with pests, contact Bug Man Exterminating. We offer a variety of pest control services including control for ants, termites, rodents, and much more. Our technicians will take the precautionary measures necessary to ensure the safety of our clients during this pandemic. Give us a call at (540) 252-0126 or visit our website to get in touch with us and learn more about our services.

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