Why do we need tips for a pest-free vacation?
Pest-transmitted diseases are on the rise. West Nile Virus is a great case in point – case numbers are doubling year to year. However, this is by far just a microcosm of the big picture. The truth is travelers are much more at risk of encountering pests than locals. Locals have the experience with the native pests, are used to avoiding them and have had the help of pest management professionals to control them in and around their homes.
Won’t we see the same pests that we see around our homes?
Absolutely not. There are billions of different species of pests throughout the world and they vary by region. Ants are a great example – with over 12,000 species, chances are the ones at your home will not be the ones waiting for you on vacation!
What should vacationers do to protect themselves from these pests?
Knowledge is the best protection for vacationers. Locals have the benefit of help from pest management professionals. Vacationers can arm themselves with knowledge of what pests to look for, how to avoid them and what to do if they have a close encounter.
Where can people go for more information on travel destinations and pest health threats?
The National Pest Management Association has developed an interactive map on their website, www.pestworld.org, that vacationers can visit before leaving home. By clicking on each region, travelers can access a list of the native pests, tips to avoid them and what to do if you get a little too close for comfort.
It is important that if you find a pest infestation on your property whether it’s your home, or business you must deal with it quickly with a licensed professional before it becomes too much. If you or someone you know is dealing with rodents or any other pests in the great Boston area contact B&B Pest Control today! See why for over 30 years so many in the greater Boston area have chosen B&B when they have a pest problem for their home, or business. Contact us today and find out the B&B difference for yourself!
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