Recognizing Professional Pest Control on World Pest Day
June 6 is World Pest Day, an annual worldwide observance established to raise awareness among the public, government and media about the important role that the pest control industry plays in protecting health, food, property and the environment from pest health threats. In recognition of the invaluable impact the industry has on our everyday lives and well-being, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is joining the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) in celebrating pest control professionals everywhere by spreading awareness of the health threats posed by pests.
“Pests have a direct impact on our health,” said Garrett Thrasher. “It’s a little-known fact that mosquitoes are the deadliest animal in the world. Mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 million people throughout the world every year. Rats, mice, cockroaches, and other pests carry many human pathogens. Today, on World Pest Day, we stand with our brothers and sisters in professional pest management that are making a difference across the globe.”
At a time when homeowners are staying in and around
Setting the record straight… Flies are NOT KNOWN TO transmit Coronavirus…Flies are capable of transmitting more than 100 pathogens through their legs, body hair, mouthparts, feces, and vomit. (Gross, right!) The scientific community is studying whether flies can transmit Coronavirus. Right now, flies are not known to transmit Coronavirus. But since they are known to carry a lot of other bad diseases, put screens on your windows and a lid on the garbage pail.
Setting the record straight…Bedbugs DO NOT Transmit Coronavirus….Bedbug are nasty, upsetting, awful parasites. Bedbugs do not transmit Coronavirus. Coronavirus is not a blood-borne disease. In fact, bedbugs are not known to transmit any human diseases. They are still awful.
Setting the record straight… Cockroaches are NOT KNOWN TO Transmit Coronavirus…The problem with cockroaches (other than being cockroaches) is that as they move about their bodies become contaminated with bacteria which is then transferred to other surfaces they encounter–such as our kitchens and food. There is only one known virus that cockroaches carry. It is not Coronavirus. The scientific community is studying whether cockroaches can transmit Coronavirus. Right now, cockroaches are not known to transmit Coronavirus. You still don’t want to share space with cockroaches and the other nasty germs we know they carry.
Setting the record straight…Rodents are NOT KNOWN to transmit Coronavirus. According rodentologist Robert Corrigan, “If we can transmit [COVID-19] on our fingertips, then of course rats can transmit it on their feet, their fur, their tails.” But the risk of transmission is thought to be low. Meanwhile, mice and rats are known vectors other very nasty diseases — hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia and Salmonella. Ugh! Plus they use pee as a way to mark trails spreading germs everywhere. So, no. They should not be tolerated in your home.