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pest controlThere are three things that health officials attribute the quality of life to – effective vaccines and pharmaceuticals, effective sanitation, and effective pest control. Did you know that rats bite over 45,000 Americans every year? They also transmit diseases and cause house fires by chewing wires.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and immunology reports that more than 500,000 people visit ER rooms each year with insect stings, and as a result, between 40 and 150 die. Another survey found that bugs and insects rank as people’s 3rd most common fear, after public speaking and heights.

7 to 8% of the general public is allergic to cockroaches. Studies of children with runny noses and chronic wheezing showed that 44% of them were allergic to roaches. And recent research has determined that cockroach allergens are the third main contributor to asthma among children. Pest control is especially vital in homes, healthcare facilities and places where food is prepped or served. Cockroaches spread filth and contaminate food by walking around, transmitting a variety of molds and disease-causing germs.

At The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control, Inc., we know everything about lawn care & pest control in Florida. We’ll keep your garden healthy and your home pest-free. We also offer ‘Tubes in the Wall’ – a great way to get rid of those unwelcome insects that hang out in your walls. For more info about our services, please contact us.