Essential service during COVID-19

Mar 26, 2020 | mosquito control, pest control, rodent control, yard insect control

The Coronavirus and its impact continue to evolve and develop so the discussion of an essential service has been at the forefront for many of us. The professional pest control industry is listed as an essential service because it is responsible for the protection of public health, food and property.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have prepared a list of significant public health pests https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/list-pests-significant-public-health-importance many of which are controlled by the professional pest control industry.  We play a vital role in protecting our nation’s public health and food supply.

Pest Control is essential because pests can spread diseases.

Mosquitoes can spread West Nile virus, Lyme disease, salmonellosis, hantavirus and encephalitis.  Stinging insects force half a million people to the emergency room every year.  Cockroach and rodent allergens trigger asthma attacks in children. Rodents contaminate or consume about 20% of the world’s food supply and bed bugs can cause allergic reactions.  The importance of the pest control industry to the nation as an essential service cannot be understated.

The pest control industry is trained in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Technicians routinely employ the use of PPE like respirators, eye protection, gloves, and clothing for your safety and ours. We will conform with safety requirements established by EPA and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.

Sanitation always has and will continue to play a key role in the customer service industry. Health issues have hit our collective neighborhood front doors so we realize information is key to overcoming panic.

Because we are an essential service industry, we continue to service the nation’s food production facilities, grocery stores, medical institutions, multifamily housing units, warehouses, homes and businesses.

We will work to have our medical facilities, groceries stores and our homes pest free.  Pest related disease prevention is important even as we tell citizens to stay temporarily stay at home.  There is not a segment of the food industry that could comply with federal sanitation and health regulations without an adequate pest control program.

Bio-Tech Pest Control has reduced close customer contact because of our commitment to making sure every customer experience follows safe protocols.

We encourage social distancing as recommended by the CDC, WHO and local health departments for this essential service. Call our offices if you have any questions at 281-296-6022 or reach out to us via email: biotech@biotechpest.com

We will pull together for our community and our nation’s health. Thank you for the trust you have placed in us. Bio-Tech will continue to closely monitor the situation. We will stay focused on keeping our employees and communities healthy and providing you with the support you need.

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