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April is National Pest Control Month! What it Means For You

April is National Pest Control Month! What it Means For You

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has declared April as National Pest Control Month to increase awareness about the importance of pest control and the role it plays in safeguarding public health. According to the NPMA’s press release, pests such as rodents, insects, and termites can carry diseases and cause damage to homes and buildings, making pest control a crucial aspect of maintaining a healthy living environment.

Cindy Mannes, the Executive Director of the Professional Pest Management Alliance, emphasized the importance of engaging licensed pest control professionals in dealing with infestations. “While it may be tempting to try and handle a pest problem yourself, the truth is that a do-it-yourself approach is often ineffective and can even be dangerous,” she said. “Pest control professionals have the training, expertise, and equipment necessary to identify and treat pest infestations effectively.”

The NPMA’s tips for preparing for peak pest season include:

  1. Seal cracks and crevices around the home’s exterior to prevent pests from entering.
  2. Store food in airtight containers and clean up spills and crumbs promptly.
  3. Trim back bushes and trees that touch the home’s exterior to eliminate pest highways.
  4. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the home.
  5. Inspect outdoor furniture and equipment for pests before bringing them inside.

It is vital to follow these tips to prevent pests from infesting your home and causing damage to your property. Furthermore, scheduling a pest inspection with a licensed pest control professional can help identify potential pest issues before they escalate into infestations.

In conclusion, National Pest Control Month is an essential reminder of the critical role pest control plays in protecting public health. Engaging licensed pest control professionals is crucial in dealing with infestations safely and effectively, and following the NPMA’s tips can help prevent pest problems before they occur. If you suspect a pest problem in your home, don’t hesitate to schedule a free pest inspection with Ecola Termite & Pest Control through their website, www.EcoLATermite.com, or by calling (800)471-BUGS (2847).

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