Pest management companies have been launching new service offerings and posting statements to serve their customers and help protect public health as the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe. Pam Bleuvelt, Griffin Pest Solutions, is urging pest management professionals (PMPS) to use #pestcontrolisessential in social media posts.
In regard to COVID-19, Truly Nolen Pest Control has taken multiple steps to inform clients that pest control is essential to public health. The company has taken the extra step of putting a banner at the top of every page on their website that reads: “Our Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) As we continue to monitor the impact Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having, your safety remains our number one priority. Learn More.” Users are then directed to learn more on the company’s updated response page with information about pest control being essential for public health.
Truly Nolen also has promoted the industry with a social media campaign sharing the following: PLEASE READ: The #pestcontrol industry is essential in the effort to promote public health, and our company’s commitment for over 80 years has always been to the health and safety of our customers and partners. As such, we have altered a number of our service offerings in keeping with social distancing efforts. In addition, as we head into Spring, a majority of our services would be exterior-only and not require anyone to come into your home or business. For our full response regarding COVID-19 including what we have altered, we invite you to click below.
Apex Pest Control, based in the United Kingdom, has launched a new service in light of COVID-19 reaching pandemic status as designated by the World Health Organization (WHO). The company’s “Coronavirus Sterile Cleaning Service” was created to offer sterilization services to its commercial and residential customers maintain a clean and healthy environment.
Pestmaster Services, based in Reno, Nev., has also initiated decontamination services to help reduce risks associated with COVID-19. The national franchisor is a dominant player in the governmental contracts sector for pest control. The company is working to treat trains, buses, hospitals, schools and many other locations where there’s high human traffic, as a precaution and preventive measure. The company said its goal is to reduce risk and liability for clients, and assist in creating safer environments for people traveling through high-traffic areas.
Sentinel Pest Control released a statement to let customers know of the company’s updated procedures. PMPs at Sentinel are equipped with all necessary personal protective equipment and have stopped asking for customer signatures on handheld devices, the update said.
Black Knight Termite and Pest Control in Temecula, Calif., plans to continue services for all customers. As part of the company’s efforts to combat the spread of illness, all company vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected daily.
Paolo Bossio, CEO and president of Advantage Pest Control in Ontario, Canada, released a statement to customers. “At Advantage Pest Control, we continue to operate to help protect our clients and their homes. We have added in additional control procedures and precautions to keep our staff and clients healthy and safe.”
American Pest, based in Athens, Ga., released a statement and is encouraging perimeter pest services during this time to practice social distancing. The company also has ensured each employee is equipped with personal protective equipment and materials for frequent sanitation.
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