Our core purpose at 1st Choice Pest Control is to systematically reduce the pest problems at your home and your work. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented test of our purpose and demands that we as a small company seek out every way possible to assist our clients during this time. We are absolutely committed to this and our priority as your 1st Choice in Pest Control is the welfare of our clients.
On Sunday, President Ramaphosa provided more detail on the wide-ranging actions being taken by government to stop the spread of this virus and the role that business needs to play in protecting their communities. 1st Choice Pest Control is seeking out ways that we can be there for our clients at this time.
Many might now feel tempted to suspend or halt the treatment of their regular pest control services, BUT, this could be the worst thing you can do! To allow pests such as rats and cockroaches to go unchecked, could invite many more problems with diseases and plagues. Should pests such as rats and cockroaches not be controlled or exterminated at your home or work, they will breed uncontrollably and spread more disease. Diseases caused by rats are murine typhus and bubonic plague. Even water storage tanks contaminated by rat urine can transmit a disease known as Leptospirosis or Weil's disease to humans and pets. Cockroaches can transmit salmonella and gastroenteritis.
The greatest concern we all have is to reduce the contact risk with people in general, and understandably so. Don’t feel tempted to abandon your pest control! Now could be the worst time to do it!
We have therefore taken measures that will help reduce the contact risk for our clients with our technicians and will implement these measures with immediate effect. We encourage you to look at the link on our website providing our clients with the latest information regarding COVID-19 and the measures we all need to take to protect ourselves. As such, our technicians will be equipped with face masks, hand sanitizer and gloves and will take all necessary precautions of hand washing and hand sanitising prior to entering or exiting any premises.
Please continue to check our 1st Choice Pest Control website for any updates, including important information about maintaining your pest control as well as relevant COVID-19 information. We will therefore be updating our website at regular intervals and we encourage you to read more about how you and your family can protect your health and well-being during this time.
These are just some of the actions we have already implemented and we want you to know that we are committed to providing you with the best and safest way to treat your home and work place for pests during these challenging times and we will continue to keep you updated.