Let’s be honest: bugs and other pests are disgusting—even for those of us that are used to dealing with them. Ants can walk long distances, spreading bacteria with their tiny, hairy legs. Rats climb walls like acrobats, pooping everywhere while you unsuccessfully try to exterminate them. Cockroaches make that awful “crunch” noise when they are crushed. Yikes!
The problem is that someone must take care of them. At Parker Pest Control, we’ve been doing this for almost 54 years. We know that you don’t need us to kill a single roach and surely it doesn’t take too much effort to set a mouse trap. However, these things love company and, even worse, they multiply very quickly. A female mouse can have as many as 12 babies every three weeks. So, even if you try to get them all, chances are you’ll just end up in an endless cycle. That’s why you need experts to ensure effective pest control in a residence or commercial environment. Today we’ll discuss some benefits of hiring our services and the risks associated with pests.
Pest Control and Public Health
Cockroaches, fleas, and mice have one thing in common: they can spread diseases very easily and cause cross-contamination, potentially affecting the food you eat. Salmonella and Escherichia coli—both bacteria transmitted by pests—are treatable, but they can cause typhoid fever and kidney failure respectively in severe cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 128,000 Americans are hospitalized and over 3,000 die from foodborne illnesses every year. By properly controlling pest infestations, you are not only providing a safe environment for your family and customers, but you’re also contributing to public health.
Also, bed bugs can survive up to 10 months without a blood feeding and the female species can lay up to 500 eggs during their lifetime. It’s incredibly hard to get rid of them without special equipment and advanced techniques. We’re pretty sure you don’t want these human parasites in your home because their bites cause intense itching. Depending on the severity of the infestation, you may smell an unpleasant odor that is typical from bed bugs.
Your Business at Stake
From a business owner’s perspective, receiving undesirable visitors like cockroaches and rodents can be devastating to your business. Ambience plays an important role in changing a customer’s perception about your brand—and cleanliness is a factor.
Now, let’s give you a simple example. Imagine that you go to a fancy restaurant: Sophisticated decor, exceptional waiters, reasonable prices and, most importantly, great food. Very satisfied, you pay the bill and leave a generous tip. You are now walking to the restaurant’s parking lot, when you spot a rat on the premises. How would you feel? It surely impacts negatively your experience and the same will apply to your own customers. Don’t let pests make your business look bad.
Call for help
If you suspect that you have an infestation, get in touch with our team. At Parker Pest Control, we have the knowledge and skills to completely eliminate your pest problems. It’s not without reason that our slogan is “Whatever It Takes”.