April is National Pest Management Month

Apr 5, 2024, 15:38 PM by Fred Speer

A 2023 survey commissioned conducted online by the Harris Poll found that 88 percent of Americans have had bugs, insects, or rodents in their home in the past year.

Despite so many home and business owners having experienced a pest issue, many continue to attempt to apply DIY solutions to the problems and don’t fully understand what pest management professionals bring to the table.

Pest management professionals protect the food we eat, the places we live, and the people we love from pest threats. Such pests as cockroaches, rodents, and ticks can transmit dangerous disease-causing pathogens. Termites can cause serious property damage that is often not covered by insurance.

Because of this, Clark, California’s friendly pest, mosquito, rodent, and termite expert, advises against DIY treatments. Licensed and highly trained pest professionals have the knowledge, tools, and training to eliminate pest infestations safely and properly.

April is National Pest Management Month, an annual observance recognized by the National Pest Management Association and its members, including Clark Pest Control, that highlights the vital role professional pest control plays in protecting public health, food, and property from the threats posed by pests.

Protecting public health

During this year’s National Pest Management Month celebration, Clark Pest Control and its fellow professionals would like to emphasize the critical part the industry plays in protecting public health. From disease prevention to protecting structural integrity, the pest management industry is on the front lines in protecting public health:

Disease prevention: Many pests, such as mosquitoes, rodents, and flies, can carry and transmit diseases to humans. Professional pest management helps prevent the spread of these diseases by reducing the pest population.

Allergen reduction: Pests like cockroaches, stinging insects, and rodents can trigger allergies and asthma attacks in some people. Pest management efforts help reduce these allergens, improving indoor air quality and health.

Food safety: Pests can contaminate food and food preparation areas, leading to foodborne illnesses. Pest management measures help protect food from contamination, ensuring it will be safe for consumption.

Structural integrity: Some pests, like termites and carpenter ants, can cause damage to buildings and structures. Professional pest management helps prevent this damage, ensuring the structural integrity of buildings.

Public awareness: Pest management professionals often educate the public about pest-related health risks and prevention measures, raising awareness and promoting healthier environments.

Professional pest management is essential to maintain public health by preventing the spread of diseases, reducing allergens, ensuring food safety, protecting structures, and promoting public awareness.

Pest prevention tips

To help consumers prevent and protect their homes and health during peak pest season this spring and summer, the pest management experts at Clark Pest Control recommend the following tips:

  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your home, including entry points for utilities and pipes.
  • Keep tree branches and shrubbery well-trimmed and away from your house.
  • Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well-ventilated and dry.
  • Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly.


Clark Pest Control is joining fellow members of the pest management industry in educating consumers on the importance of working with a professional to both prevent and treat pest issues before they become a serious issue.

Call California and northwest Nevada’s trusted, friendly pest management expert at (800) WE-NEED-YOU (936-3339) or email us at clarkcares@clarkpest.com to prevent and eliminate pest threats.

Until next time, the pest management professionals at Clark Pest Control thank you for helping to keep unwanted pests out of your home and yard.