April is National Pest Management Month
April is National Pest Management month, an observance thatís been taking place for more than 30 years to recognize the past management industry for its commitment to the protection of public health and property from common household pests.
Pest management is important to residential problems (ants, rodents, cockroaches, termites, etc.) as well as to the nation as a whole to protect our food and health.
Public health officials attribute the quality of life we have today to three things:† better pharmaceuticals and vaccines, better sanitation and better pest control.† Without pest management practices, pests could destroy more than 50 percent of our food crops.† Recent surveys have determined that cockroach allergens are the number three contributors to childrenís asthma.† They commonly carry staphylococci, streptococcus, coli-form, molds, salmonella, yeasts and clostridia.† Control and eradication of these pests is vital to health care facilities, homes, and sites where food is prepared or served.
Today there are almost 18,000 professional pest management companies working each and every day to ensure the public has adequate protection against the diseases and dangers caused by pests.† †In observance of National Pest Management Month, I hope you will join us in saluting pest management professionals for the role they play ins safeguarding us from the scary, disease-carrying, property-destroying pests.