It is said there are three things attributed to mans well being and the great strides the human race has taken over the centuries.
They are advances in medicine, we have artificial hearts from as early as the 50’s, Penicillin, which has saved hundres of thousands if not millions of lives. Inventions, pills, therapies and such a great understanding of the human body that has enriched all of our lives allowing us to live happier, healthier and longer.
Indoor plumbing believe it or not is on the list. What you and I take for granted as a standard in everyday life wasn’t always so. Before the advent of flushing, disease and bacteria were rampant. To this day on average 5000 lives are lost each day because of a lack of clean water in poorer countries.
Pest control. Yes as unlikely as it seems without pest control disease would be rampant, food quality poor and in great shortage, living in our comfotable homes would be a shared venture with flies, roaches, mice, fleas, mites and the list goes on and on. From as early as 2500 BC man has been devising ways to eradicate pests. Sulphur powder, niccotine, arsenic and even fire were among mans first tools in extermination.
In America, early pest control services started with the likes of Otto Orkin, “The Rat Man”. Other companies took root as well and the fight was on to rid humans once and for all of harmful and nusiance pests. With each passing year newer more effective chemicals, equipment and discoveries were used and things were dramatically better. Crops were no longer completely wiped out by hoardes of hungry locusts. Rats and fleas would now no longer become a lethal combination bringing Black Death. Malaria, typhus and sleeping sickness just to name a few would no longer threaten us due to sound pest control practices. Our homes, work spaces, lawns and parks could now be places to enjoy rather than avoid.
Today the pest control industry is as vital as ever to maintain pest free living. Your pest control technicians are more thouroughly trained using products that are safer than ever before. What used to take hundreds of gallons may now be reduced down to a few well placed ounces to eliminate the likes of termites or turf insects. Equipment such as foamers, bait guns, injection tips and dusters can deliver just the right amount in the safest manner. Pest control companies are now more aware than ever about the need for your safety and theirs. Protection of the enviorment is a central theme in trade journals and pest companies advertising.
As time marches forward our industry is improving as well. Newer products and research will continue to make our lives better. We may never live in a ‘pest’ free world but………
We’ve come along way.