Businesses forced to shut operations. Students stopped going to schools. Restaurants and other facilities closed. Lockdowns were imposed in many areas. People were advised to work from home. These were just some of the things that happened when coronavirus first strike the world early last year. Many of our ‘normal’ daily activities were indeed forced to change by this pandemic.
But the impact of the coronavirus is not only limited to the people. The changes in our routines and activities also create new ways for common pests to enter our properties. Vacant properties can lead to unchecked maintenance of facilities which can cause infestation. More people at home can mean more food is dropped from room to room literally feeding the pest problems.
It is essential that pest management measures are utilized to keep ourselves and families safe and healthy.
Increase of Pests During Pandemic
A lot of effort is given to stop or at least decrease the spread of coronavirus in our society. But this has a different effect on pest control. With businesses closing and fewer people outside, common pests are looking for a new food source. We have seen an increase in pest numbers in properties as the pests look for shelter and a nesting place.
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With empty offices, restaurants and commercial places, and having more time and people at home, the spread of pests is even more likely. Buildings are the perfect place for pests to live and breed especially if there is less disturbance from people because of the lockdown. Pest can easily damage many parts of the building to gain access to find food.
There will be an increase in household activities given that more people are staying at home. This could also mean leaving more crumbs and mess and if those are not immediately cleaned up, it can easily attract common pests.
Importance of Pest Control Against Covid-19
During this coronavirus pandemic, our major concern is keeping ourselves healthy. Aside from exercise and eating healthy food, giving importance to the cleanliness of our surroundings is also a must. Pests are always looking for a source of food so they can enter your home anytime. Having regular pest control treatments can help ensure you keep the pests numbers down therefore keep your family safe.
The fight against coronavirus is still ongoing but we are starting to go back to ‘normal’. More businesses are now starting to open again. People are starting to go back to their offices. Restaurants are now accepting dine-in with of course preventive social distancing measures in the help against coronavirus.
With many commercial buildings and premises planning to reopen, it is important to start with a pest management measure. Many common pests are carriers of diseases and can easily spread if left untreated. We cannot take for granted any means of getting sick during this time of the pandemic. Pest control is essential in protecting our properties and offices against pests even during the time of lockdown. This will make it easier for the properties to reopen when the time comes.
Many pest problems are unpredictable but there are preventive pest control measures that we can take. Taking action now can make our businesses and home pest-free and safe.
Remember, pest control limits numbers of pests and keeps your loved ones safe and healthy!