In these uncertain times regarding the COVID-19 virus
General Exterminating would like to make perfectly clear that our number one priority is ensuring that our team, clients, and the surrounding communities are kept safe and healthy. While we navigate this new landscape we have been faced with, we want to reassure you that we are highly capable and prepared to continue serving you. The professional pest control industry, an essential service, is responsible for the protection of public health, food, and property. We play a vital role in protecting our nation’s public health and food supply. Pests can spread diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease, salmonellosis, hantavirus, and encephalitis. Stinging insects force half a million people to the emergency room every year. Cockroach and rodent allergens trigger asthma attacks in children; rodents contaminate or consume about 20% of the world’s food supply and bed bugs can cause allergic reactions.
The importance of the pest control industry to the nation as an essential service cannot be understated. We cannot afford to have our medical facilities, grocery stores or homes uninhabitable due to pests and pest-related diseases, particularly as we tell citizens to stay home. There is not a segment of the food industry that could comply with federal sanitation and health regulations without an adequate pest control program.
At this time I would like to introduce a few new temporary procedures. We will be staggering start times for technicians. We will not require signatures on receipts thus eliminating the necessity to have contact with the client. Unless absolutely necessary we would request that we postpone interior service until this threat has passed.
We have temporarily closed the office to walk-in traffic. If you are in need we will be a phone call away.
We thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate these uncertain times.