Our company has updated our protocols aid in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. We have consulted information shared by the health department and the CDC, and would like to reassure you that we take the safety of our customers, technicians, and staff seriously.
We will continue to offer all of our services during the pandemic. If we need interior access to address an issue you are experiencing, technicians will wear a mask and maintain their distance. Our technicians are all diligently practicing proper hand washing, masking and social distancing, to enable us to safely continue serving our community’s public health needs by combating pest and wildlife intrusion. Invoices will continue to be contactless and presented by email.
Our technicians are trained in the prevention of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19. We have the knowledge, tools, and equipment needed, and have been working with zoonotic diseases for years. The work we do helps in the prevention of similar future outbreaks. We take this responsibility seriously. Every single technician has completed a full certification program in zoonotic diseases with the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. We are trained in the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Technicians routinely employ the use of respirators, eye protection, gloves, and clothing to conform with safety requirements established by EPA and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
The professional pest and wildlife control industries are essential services, playing a vital role in protecting our nation’s public health and food supply. The industry is recognized as an essential services. 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. Bats, birds, mice, squirrels, raccoons and more are all capable of carrying various diseases, zoonotic and otherwise. Proper removal and disinfection of their waste products is key in combating disease. The importance of the pest and wildlife control industry to the nation as an essential service cannot be understated.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We understand that these are uncertain times, and will make every effort to continue maintaining public health through the work we do. Stay safe, stay healthy, and let us know if we can be of any assistance.
The Abra Kadabra Team