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Why Pest Control Is an Essential Business

With all of the stay at home orders and business closures due to COVID-19, all of us at Frame’s Pest Control want to remind our customers that we are an essential business and continue to remain open during this time. As a family owned and operated business, we understand the importance of keeping your family safe, and we want to assure you that we are taking all the necessary precautions to do so. Some people may be wondering why pest control is considered an essential business at this time, so we figured we’d explain the importance of keeping your property free of pests—especially since we’re staying indoors and at home more than ever now.

The Importance of a Pest-Free Home

Sure, the presence of an insect or rodent in your home is never something you want unless you have one as a pet. But the presence of an insect or rodent also brings about numerous health and safety risks. Because certain pests carry diseases, destroy your property, and bite you and/or your pets, it’s important that you take proper measures to protect your home environment from such threats.

Insects & Other Creepy-Crawlies

Just having one or two inside your home is no reason to call for pest control, but if you see any more than that, it’s essential to call us for extermination and prevention methods. Roaches tend to carry allergens that are dangerous because they exacerbate asthma symptoms. Now, more than ever, it’s important to ensure that any asthmatic family members are protected from any respiratory issues. Additionally, roaches are attracted to any food you have stored in your home and will contaminate it. Eating contaminated food can lead to food poisoning or typhoid fever.

In addition to protecting your physical health, it’s important to protect the structural safety of your home. Termites are an awful pest problem to have, and they end up causing tremendous property damage because of their voracious appetites for wood. Because termites are difficult to detect until it’s often too late, it’s important to hire professional pest control experts, like ours at Frame’s Pest Control. In fact, we are Associate Certified Entomologists, which means we have specialized training that enables us to detect signs of termite infestations much sooner than other companies.


Much like insects and other bugs, rodents also cause serious property damage and carry diseases that pose serious threats to your health.

Examples of diseases that rodents can spread include:

  • Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
  • Leptospirosis
  • Meningitis
  • Rat-bite Fever
  • Salmonella

Additionally, rodents tend to burrow and eat away at wood, wallpaper, or other parts of your property to access food or places to nest.

Why Prevention Is Necessary More Than Ever

If your home is currently pest-free, it’s important that you ensure it stays that way. At Frame’s Pest Control, we offer preventative pest control through our Guardian Programs. These programs are specifically designed to keep your home free of the most common types of pests all year-round. Through interior and exterior cleaning services and quarterly treatments, our team will ensure that your property is protected against all types of infestations—from ants to wasps and more.

To sign up for one of our Guardian Programs or to speak with a pest control expert about your current issue, give us a buzz at (419) 475-6055 or contact us online.