Today PGM & SON is celebrating World Pest Day! We celebrate pest control professionals and the vital role of the pest control industry in protecting public health, homes, property, hospitals, businesses and the nation’s food supply from threats posed by pests.
Pest controllers around the world today will be celebrating World Pest Day.
World Pest Day is observed every June 6 to raise awareness about effective pest management practices and how they benefit the quality of human and plant life.
World Pest Day aims to:
Increase awareness of the importance of pest management and how it plays an important role in protecting public health.
Promote the professionalism of pest controllers
Show how pest management can be implemented in a scientific and socially responsible way
Shine a light on how small pests can cause big threats.
World Pest Day Recognises How the Pest Control Industry Preserves Public Health and Property
PGM & SON Pest Control in Herefordshire and Worcestershire enlightens homeowners about summertime pest health and property threats.
World Pest Day, which occurs on June 6, is an annual observance dedicated to recognising and raising awareness about the role of the pest control industry in protecting public health, food and property from the threats posed by pests.
Pest control plays such a vital role in our everyday life, in fact, public health officials attribute it as one of three reasons for the heightened quality of life we have today.
This World Pest Day, PGM & SON Pest Control is joining the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to highlight the pests that pose serious threats to family and property this summer.
Consider some of these staggering facts from NPMA (National Pest Management Association):
Ticks thrive in warm, humid climates and are responsible for transmitting diseases such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever to humans. To keep your property tick-free, be sure to keep the grass cut low, clear any overgrown vegetation, and remove weeds, woodpiles and debris. Also, it is important to inspect yourself and your pets for ticks following any time spent outdoors.
Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal and can spread diseases such as Malaria, West Nile virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Dengue Fever to humans and animals. While Malaria is not present in the U.S., it is important to reduce the threat of other mosquito-borne diseases like WNV by eliminating sources of standing water around the home, including birdbaths, flowerpots and clogged gutters.
Stinging insects such as hornets, wasps and yellowjackets send more than half a million people to the emergency room every year. These insects can build their nests in a variety of places, including but not limited to attics, crawlspaces, gutters and under patios or decks. If you find a nest on your property, do not attempt to eliminate or remove it on your own, as stinging insects will attack if they feel threatened or are disturbed.
According to NPMA, termites cause an estimated $6.8 billion in property damage every year and for most, this costly damage is not covered by homeowners insurance.
Termites thrive in warm, moist conditions and are found in almost every region of the U.S. Termites are not controlled by do-it-yourself measures and homeowners should schedule annual inspections with their pest control partner to protect against these wood destroying pests.
Rodents, like mice and rats, are known to contaminate or consume about 20% of the world’s food supply. These pests are also capable of spreading 35 different diseases including hantavirus, Salmonella, tularemia, rat bite fever and plague. Once inside your home or business, these pests multiply rapidly and can cause serious damage so be sure to call a pro at the first sign of a rodent infestation.
“Summer is peak season for bug and rodent activity, which is why now is a crucial time to prioritise pest control to better protect your family and property,” said Philip Martin, Director at PGM & SON. “World Pest Day is an important reminder that pest issues can have significant negative impacts on both our health, homes, businesses and even our food supply. If you have pest issues, contact a qualified pest control professional to evaluate the problem and implement an appropriate course of treatment.”
Please visit www.pgmpestcontrol.co.uk for additional pest-proofing tips and information on pest control and join PGM & Son Pest Control Hereford and Worcester in celebrating and promoting pest control around the world. #MakePestControlGreenAgain
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