Protecting you, your family, and your home from pests

March 1, 2019

Clark, your neighborly pest control and lawn care expert, takes the job of protecting people, food, and property quite seriously. Making sure your home is pest free, that your family is protected, and that the food you eat is free of foodborne illnesses caused by such pathogens as salmonella and E. coli that can be carried by pests, is what the highly trained and knowledgeable people of Clark Pest Control aim to achieve every day.

Studies have shown that a majority of Americans – 78 percent – believe that pest control professionals protect public health, all the more important as human cases of vector-borne diseases like West Nile virus and Lyme disease rise. As public awareness of the dangers posed by these diseases and the pests that carry them grows, so does the necessity for professional pest control services.  Consumers understand that pests like ticks, flies, rodents, and mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, but also are dangerous vectors capable of transmitting sometimes chronic and fatal diseases.

Clark Pest Control knows it has a responsibility to spread awareness about the threats posed by pests, and to provide factual, unbiased information to consumers. A mosquito bite might itch, or a bee sting may swell, but people need to learn more about pests that are capable of spreading bacteria and disease.

Our daily interactions with customers give us the opportunity to educate them on what steps they can take to protect their families and property from harmful pests.  

According to the World Health Organization, the quality of life we enjoy today is credited to three things: better health care, better medicine, and better pest control. The technical know-how and many decades of experience that Clark Pest Control possesses are put to good use preventing and eliminating pests in and around homes.

While there are many things homeowners can do to help prevent pests – good sanitation, household maintenance, and landscape management practices -- DIY efforts around the house using over-the-counter sprays or baits are not enough. In order to properly handle certain pest issues – stinging insects are a good example – working with a professional is a must.

Research from the Professional Pest Management Alliance found public health concerns related to pests differed by generation. Although all age groups considered mosquitoes a public health threat, Millennials and Gen Xers were also highly concerned about ticks, while baby boomers worried more about rodents.

When you have questions or concerns about a pest issue in your home, you can count on Clark to be your trusted partner and resource for accurate information. We’ll answer your questions and share information on what we found as it relates to pests or conditions that attract or encourage pest activity whenever one of our technicians visits your home to inspect or treat for pests.

We know consumers can get bombarded with information – not all of it accurate – that causes concern, and it’s our goal to give you peace of mind that your family and home are protected.

To protect your home and family from pests, call or text (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339), or e-mail us at clarkcares@clarkpest.com   

Until next time, I’m Clark, and thanks for helping me keep unwanted pests out of your home and yard.