Why is Pest Control an Essential Business? 

The Covid-19 pandemic has definitely changed life as we know it. With many businesses shut down or slowly reopening, travel restrictions in place, and stringent health regulations in effect, many people may wonder which businesses are essential. The government has labeled pest control as an essential business because officials understand the health dangers posed by pests, the impact pests could have on other essential businesses, and the long-term consequences for buildings and homes if regular treatments are not maintained. For these reasons, pest control companies, including Radar Pest Control, continue working during this pandemic to keep your family and business safe.



Dangers Posed By Pests

Pests like roaches, rodents, silverfish, flies, termites, and more can pose many dangers if allowed to multiply unchecked. Some of the biggest problems include: 

  • Disease Spread- Rodents, flies, and roaches are particularly notorious for being carriers of many troublesome diseases. Droppings, urine, and nesting materials can all contribute to the spread of things like leptospirosis, salmonellosis, plague, and various gastrointestinal issues.
  •  Food contamination- Vast amounts of food can be consumed and/or contaminated by pests. Essential businesses like food processing plants, warehouses, restaurants, and hospitals require the help of pest control services to keep their food products safe for customers and to prevent loss of income due to contamination.
  • Physical damage to buildings- Without regular pest control treatments, pest infestations may get large enough that the actual buildings may begin to take damage. Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage every year, so continued treatment and monitoring is essential to millions in Australia. Rodents are also known to cause damage by chewing through insulation, walls, wiring, and more. They have even been identified as the cause behind some electrical fires. 

Benefits of Regular Pest Control

By allowing regular pest control to continue, the government is protecting other essential businesses like hospitals, manufacturing plants, hotels, grocery stores, and more. Keeping these places safe from disease, contamination, and damage allows them to better serve the public during this difficult time. 

Regular pest control can also prevent future costs and suffering by ensuring that problems don’t get out of hand during this unprecedented shutdown. With the closure of many businesses and tourist attractions, the amount of vacant buildings has increased. This provides a perfect breeding ground for pest infestations. Without regular pest control treatments, these infestations could grow unseen until businesses are able to fully open up. If that happens, the costs and time needed to fix the problem would be substantial. On a smaller scale, this also applies to families and their homes. Regular small steps help to prevent future costly problems. 

Sunshine Coast Pest Control

Whether we are in the midst of a global pandemic or not, it is always a good idea to control pests around your home and business. Regular treatments have been found to be the best for preventing problems and catching potential problems early. If you are in need of pest control along the Sunshine Coast for your home or business, count on Radar Pest Control to get the job done right. Rest assured that we will be there to protect your family and business whether the pandemic goes away quickly or sticks around for an extended time. We pride ourselves on being professional, friendly, and fast. Contact us today for more information.

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