Life Is Good – Professional Pest Control Makes It Better!

We here in the United States enjoy a quality of life that many around the globe do not – we all know that. But have you thought about some reasons why that is? One reason that cannot be ignored is the professional pest control industry Does Lavender Really Repel Bed Bugs that exists here. According to the National Pest Management Association, there are over 18,000 companies in the U.S. with over 145,000 service personnel caring for the pest management needs of homes and businesses across the country.
Even with all of this, there are some alarming stats: Termites cause over $5,000,000,000 in damage each year. Insect stings force around 1/2 million people to emergency rooms each year. Rodents contaminate about 20% of our food supply. They also cause structure fires by chewing wires. All of this with the pest control industry that we have! Think of how bad things would be without them!
I know, some will argue that people are poisoned by pesticides. I won’t argue that, improperly used and in the wrong hands, pesticides are dangerous. However, if they are properly used by a trained professional, the chance of accidental poisoning is very, very slim. Pesticides become a problem when they are not used properly (usually misapplied by someone who does not read the label instructions), and when they are not stored properly (again, not reading and following the directions printed on the label). Having been in this industry for over 20 years, I can honestly say that I hear of far more situations where “Joe Public” misused a pesticide than I can where a trained professional has.
Think what would happen without professional pest management for hospitals and health clinics. Cockroaches contaminate food and spread filth by walking through contaminated areas. They commonly carry staphylococci, streptococcus, coli-form, molds, salmonella, yeasts, and clostridia. How bad would it be to be in hospitals and clinics with cockroach infestations?
Here’s another fact: It would be difficult to find any segment of the food industry that could comply with federal sanitation and health regulations without an adequate pest management program.
Aside from health care professionals, no industry regularly deals with public health issues as much as the professional pest control industry. In part, we enjoy the standard of living Pest Prevention Definition that we have due to the hard work of the 145,000+ pest control professionals. Think about that next time you enjoy a meal at a restaurant or make a trip to the grocery store.