Providing Pest Control During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Pest Control Treatment

Throughout history, pest control services have always provided services vital to maintaining the health and safety of communities and the population as a whole. Pinnacle Pest Control has been deemed as an ‘essential’ service during this great time of need and we continue to proudly, and safely, serve the Southwest Florida region to eliminate pests.

Pest control remains an important service during these uncertain times as pests can pose a threat to public health and safety. Recent studies from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report an increase in rodent activity throughout 2020. The closure or partial closure of restaurants and other establishments that create food waste has led to a decrease in food available to rodents, especially in dense commercial areas. In search of a new source of food, rodents are on the move and are more likely to show up in areas where they are not normally located.

The pandemic, combined with seasonally cooler weather, now is the time to protect your home from rodents by eliminating conditions that attract rodents. Preventive actions include sealing up access into homes and businesses, removing debris and heavy vegetation, keeping garbage in tightly covered bins, and removing pet and bird food from yards.

Though there is no widespread evidence that rodents can carry and spread COVID-19, there is plenty of empirical evidence that shows rodents, and subsequently, their droppings, can transmit several illnesses such as hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia, and Salmonella.

If you suspect that rodent activity has begun or increased on your property or in your home, now is the time to address the pest control issue and schedule service. Additionally, if you currently have rodent bait stations established at your home or business, they may need to be serviced more often.

Technicians at Pinnacle Pest Control are trained to efficiently and safely remove rodents from your property and establish a preventative system to keep them away from your property for good.

During this important time, Pinnacle Pest Control continues its role as a vital protector of human health and safety. We would like to let you know that we are still working hard to protect your family from pest invasions as well as disease transmission.