You might ask yourself, why is pest control important? Here are some facts about the importance of pest control:
Public health officials attribute the quality of life we have today to three things -
Better pharmaceuticals and vaccines
Better pest control
Rats can cause fires by chewing wires and transmit disease organisms such as rat bite fever, salmonella, trichinosis, murnine tryphus, the plague, and leptospirosis.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, more than two million Americans are allergic to stinging insects. More than 500,000 enter hospital emergency rooms every year suffering from insect stings. And 40-150 people die every year as a result of insect stings.
Without pest management practices, pests could destroy more than 50 percent of our food crops. Only 11 percent of the average U.S. disposable income is spent on food compared to 19.9 percent in Japan and 52.6 percent in China.
In a recent consumer survey, 93% of people expressed concern over finding insects within their home. According to a survey sited by the Army Community Service, insects and bugs rank as the public's third most common fear, behind public speaking and heights.
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