The Importance of Pest Control to Help Prevent Global Pandemics
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has turned the world upside down. Every continent (with the exception of Antarctica) has COVID-19 on it.
This unprecedented pandemic is the deadliest virus to hit the world in 100 years. If you’re like most people, you’re probably isolated inside your home for an indefinite period of time.
Medical doctors and government leaders from across the globe are scrambling to figure out the best way to stop the current pandemic and prevent future pandemics. But what if the best method of prevention is more obvious than we might think?
Doctors may tell you that social distancing and vaccinations are how can you stay protected. However, wouldn’t it be better to target the sources of these deadly viruses? That way, we can prevent these sources from causing more global mayhem in the future. Then we can save thousands, possibly millions of lives.
Okay, so what are the sources of these deadly viruses? To find out the answer, let’s review what we believe to be true about the sources of past viruses. In each case, the viruses came from some type of pest. For instance, mosquitoes were responsible for spreading the Zika Virus, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Dengue Fever, and the West Nile Virus. Ticks were responsible for spreading Typhus and Lyme Disease.
When each one of these viruses first become known to the world, they started out as a pandemic because doctors did not have vaccinations or treatments for them. Even though the threat of these viruses still exists today, medicine is available to treat them successfully.
Unfortunately, the latest coronavirus strain has no treatment or cure yet because it is new to the world. But again, let’s focus on where COVID-19 came from. We know that it was first reported to come out of Wuhan, China, but what pest started the spread in this location?
Experts theorise that bats infected the first person to get COVID-19. Although it has not been proven, it is a likely possibility. The Ebola virus also came from bats as well. Bats have the potential to carry all kinds of diseases, such as the deadly Ebola virus that killed over 10,000 people worldwide not too long ago.
Pest Control is the Answer
Every culture is different. We should never criticise a particular culture unless their customs and actions put the health and safety of the general public at risk. In the city of Wuhan, for instance, it is not uncommon for street vendors to sell unusual types of food. Bats happen to be a food that is sold in some of the “wet markets” of Chinese cities.
It is possible that someone ate a bat that carried COVID-19, and that’s how this whole recent pandemic started. If this is true, it just goes to show you how dangerous your average pests can truly be. We tend to get scared of things like bats and mosquitoes simply because they’re annoying and unpleasant to see. But we don’t often think about the physical danger they pose to our lives.
If you ever needed to use a pest control service, then now is the time to start protecting the health and safety of yourself, your family, and everyone else in your community. As essential services are becoming more and more stretched it is as important now as it has ever been to ensure that common pest species such as Rats, Mice, Feral Pigeons and Cockroaches are kept in check.
If you would rather be safe than sorry, then take advantage of the services offered by your local pest control company. It could very well be an investment in the health of all people. Perhaps you could help prevent a future global pandemic from arising by eliminating the pests on your property.