With higher populations of ticks and mosquitos as well as heightened concern about Zika virus, Rentokil North America, and its pest control companies Rentokil Steritech, Ehrlich, Presto-X and Western Exterminator, have announced a new campaign, “Join Our World of Mosquito and Tick Prevention.” The campaign is focused on helping consumers understand the increasing risks of mosquito and tick activity around their homes, as well as providing families with expertly performed barrier treatment services that can reduce the activity of these biting pests in their yards. Although many consider mosquitoes and ticks to be mere nuisances, their bites can have deadly consequences. With summer almost in full swing, the program aims to protect consumers from their ill-effect. The company offers a range of related services, working with customers to present a united front against pests and the diseases they can carry. —
Worldwide, there are over 3,000 species of mosquitoes, with over 150 species in the United States alone. Mosquitoes are responsible for more human deaths annually than any other living creature, as they are carriers of many disease-causing organisms. Because of an El Nino winter that was warmer than usual, the tick and mosquito population is unusually high, leading to mounting concerns about mosquito and tick-borne diseases, including Zika virus, West Nile virus, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. To reduce localized populations Rentokil’s new program includes several options such as a barrier treatment to kill adult mosquitoes and ticks on contact and prevent them from entering the treated area and special event spraying that consists of a single treatment of the event area and surrounding zones with a fast-acting, odor-free product to reduce the pest populace.
“With the introduction of this campaign focused specifically on mosquitoes and ticks, we hope to greatly reduce the number of people that fall ill from the diseases they carry,” said John Myers, CEO of Rentokil North America. “We want to engage our customers to join us in that movement. Likewise, we hope to raise awareness of the risks these pests can carry and boost the overall understanding of how to prevent their spread.”
In addition to being a part of “Join Our World of Mosquito and Tick Prevention,” Rentokil North America recommends several preventative measures that can help minimize the impact of these potentially deadly pests. The first is awareness and education – consumers can log-on to http://www.rentokil-steritech.com to arm themselves with knowledge about both mosquitoes and ticks. The second is to ensure their homes are as unhospitable as possible to these pests by removing all standing water – habitually used as breeding grounds for mosquitoes – and heavy vegetation where ticks often reproduce and lie in wait for their next victim, which Rentokil can assist with. If those initial steps prove to be insufficient, Rentokil’s pest removal measures can help keep consumers safe.
For additional information on Rentokil North America in the United States, please visit http://www.rentokil-steritech.com.
About Rentokil North America:
Rentokil North America, which also owns pest control brands Rentokil Steritech, Western Exterminator, Presto-X Pest Control and J.C. Ehrlich Pest Control, provides commercial and residential pest control to customers in the U.S. and Canada through its expertly trained team of technicians. Rentokil North America’s approach focuses on a technician/customer partnership to ensure the highest quality pest control service which includes a comprehensive pest management solution encompassing pest control, termite and bed bug inspections, vegetation management, bird management solutions and fumigations. Rentokil North America is a division of Rentokil Initial plc, a leading business services company operating globally in more than 66 countries. For more information, visit www.rentokil-steritech.com.
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