The Coronavirus pandemic has basically forced us to put our lives on hold. Restrictions have been placed on movement in most parts of the world, and several systems and facilities have ground to a halt. We’re essentially in stasis.
The ripple effect of this inactivity is being felt in several areas of our endeavors, one of which is pest control. Our struggle against pests is a long and complicated one, and even on the best of days, we always stood the risk of getting overwhelmed by them.
Therefore, the effects of this enforced hiatus on our part can only be imagined, especially when we consider the speed with which these pests spread.
What About Pest Control Workers?
It’s a good thing the government deems pest control as an essential service, granting pest control workers the freedom to carry on with their activities, as long as they obey health safety regulations.
Some pest control companies have adapted their services in accordance with government directives, sanitizing environments and only venturing into households when expressly requested by homeowners or residents.
In spite of this, several pest control agencies remain under lock and key. In any case, several landlords and tenants remain highly reluctant to give these workers free rein to carry out their duties due to the fear of the virus on one hand, and a hesitance or inability to remunerate them on the other. This essentially means that pest control as an endeavor is not strictly reserved for pest control workers anymore. It is an activity that we all have to consciously participate in.
Here are simple, practical steps that you can take to help combat the spread of pests, while simultaneously combating the spread of the novel Coronavirus.
Pest Control Methods During The Coronavirus Pandemic
A couple of simple lifestyle tweaks can ensure that pests do not find your house and environment suitable for breeding. The simplest and most effective method of pest control is hygiene, and the following are ways of ensuring proper hygiene in the home:
- Clean Up After Meals: Wash utensils, pots and surfaces thoroughly after meals. Also, pick up crumbs and dispose of them properly.
- Seal Garbage Bags Tightly: Rodents have a fondness for garbage bins, so make sure you wrap your garbage tightly, so they are not attracted by the smell.
- Store Food Well: Store food in tightly sealed containers where rodents and other pests cannot get at them.
- Keep Toilets Clean: Dirty toilets are an ideal breeding ground for all sorts of pests, so ensure that your toilets are clean at all times.
- Use Nets: Fit bug meshes to your doors and windows to prevent pests from entering into your house.
In addition to these steps, pesticides are also effective against pests. There are several pesticide choices, so you may have to decide on one that effectively combats the particular pest you’re struggling against. However, you should be careful with the application of pesticides, to avoid inadvertently killing other harmless organisms.
If you’re experiencing a pest control issue, contact Pesticon. We have all safety measures in place to help you deal with all manner of pests during this time.