Did you know that April is National Pest Management Month? The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) publicly recognizes the important work that pest management professionals provide every day and has been observing this month for over 30 years!
By April we have welcomed back Spring weather, which also brings lots of pests and critters to homes and businesses. Pest management professionals play an important role in protecting the health and homes in our communities! Not only can these pests be annoying, they can also pose a serious health threat:
- Mosquitoes transmit diseases such as Zika virus, West Nile virus, Dengue virus, and Heartworms.
- Roaches leave behind allergens which have been proven as a contributor to allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems. They also carry several disease pathogens that are linked to food-poisoning, staph, strep, E-coli and others.
- Rodent urine and feces carry disease and have been linked to various breathing problems. Gnawing and chewing could cause electrical fires or structural damage to your home.
- Fire Ant stings can cause welts that result in infections or allergic reaction. These can be particularly dangerous to pets or small children.
Our technicians are trained on a weekly basis to inspect and identify these pests and more! American Pest Control is a Quality Pro certified company, the mark of excellence in the pest control industry. That means our customers can rest assured that APC goes above and beyond the minimum state requirements for pest control companies.National Pest Management Month is a great reminder for homeowners to evaluate pest threats to their home. Include a complementary pest inspection in your spring cleaning checklist. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for a free spring cleaning checklist digital download coming soon!