Terminix Commercial, a ServiceMaster company, is launching Disinfectix Site Disinfecting Service as an effective way to give business owners the confidence that their areas will be clean for staff and customers to return in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The service is provided by trained professionals using products that meet the criteria of, and are deemed effective by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
“This kind of service offering has been on our minds for a while,” Greg Rutherford, president of the Memphis, Tenn.-based Terminix Commercial told Pest Management Professional (PMP) magazine. He explained that the service provides a hands-on approach that disinfects and kills germs on high-touch, hard surfaces in businesses, including, but not limited to, door handles, counters, walls, equipment, desks, food prep tables, etc.
“Whether a business has endured a complete shutdown, they’re operating in a modified capacity, or they’ve been deemed an essential service, every business owner needs to be confident that their workplace will be ready for customers and employees,” he said in a press release.
Dan Baldwin, BCE, agreed. Baldwin is senior director of technical and regulatory services for Terminix Commercial, and PMP’s “Ask the Expert” commercial account columnist. Baldwin pointed out that while Disinfectix Site Disinfecting Service is new, “we’ve been providing different levels of sanitization and disinfection after pest cleanouts for years.”
Baldwin said that pest control providers must realize that to offer this service is not a simple endeavor: “There is a right way and a wrong way to do this. Precision is crucial when it comes to this kind of service, and it takes trained professionals to execute the correct way. Businesses need to be sure they partner with a company that takes disinfection seriously.”
The service is designed to help essential businesses maintain clean work areas while staying in compliance with federal, state and local public health protocols, and will help prepare shuttered businesses to reopen when the time comes. As Rutherford concluded in the press release, “We want every business to come back from this pandemic stronger than before. One of the first steps in doing that is providing the assurance that these commercial spaces have been disinfected. Disinfectix provides an opportunity for us to open up to new ways we can help protect the businesses we serve.”
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