As an essential service industry, BUGCO Pest Control services many local food production facilities, grocery stores, medical institutions, multifamily housing units, warehouses, homes and businesses even during times of crisis such as in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the Memorial Day Flood, the Tax Day Flood and during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We cannot afford to have our medical facilities, groceries stores or homes uninhabitable due to pests and pest related diseases, particularly as we tell citizens to stay home after events like these. There is not a single segment of the food industry that could comply with federal sanitation and health regulations without an adequate pest control program in place.
As an essential service, BUGCO Pest Control is responsible for the protection of public health, food and property. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have prepared a list of significant public health pests https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/list-pests-significant-public-health-importance, many of which are controlled by the professional pest control industry.
Pest Control maintains a vital role in protecting our nation’s public health and food supply. Pests can spread diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease, salmonellosis, hantavirus and encephalitis. Stinging insects force half a million people to the emergency room every year. Cockroach and rodent allergens trigger asthma attacks in children; rodents contaminate or consume about 20% of the world’s food supply and bed bugs can cause allergic reactions. The importance of the pest control industry to the nation as an essential service cannot be understated or minimized.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) employs the use respirators, eye protection, gloves, and clothing to conform with safety requirements established by EPA and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. With over 135,000 service technicians on the ground in the United States backed by over 19,000 companies, we stand ready to continue our fight against pests and diseases. With COVID-19 on the mind of all US citizens, and the world, we want to be sure we continue to serve the country in our battle with the diseases spread by pests.
For additional information or to schedule your appointment please call us at 210-340-2847.