EEE in coastal areas leading to extra business for pest control companies
Category: Pest Control
West Nile virus has already increased the call volume for pest control companies across the country, but Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) – also carried by mosquitoes – is doing damage as well.
The American Mosquito Control Association reports that cases of West Nile virus and EEE in coastal areas are leading to a surge in calls for pest control companies in the area.
"These diseases are normally most prevalent in late summer, but have appeared unusually early this year," said Joseph Conlon, technical advisor, AMCA. "An unseasonably warm winter and elevated rainfall levels may be to blame in coastal areas."
West Nile virus is also prevalent in desert regions and on the West Coast. Pest control companies can prepare for increased business in just about every part of the nation, as bed bug, termite, ant and other infestations are also on the rise. Small businesses in the pest control industry should prepare their field service technicians for the influx in call volume by equipping them with technology and software that will allow them to streamline processes and operate more efficiently.