COVID-19 Pandemic: Operating Guidelines For Pestmaster
Today’s post explains how the Coronavirus is affecting all businesses, then shares some operating guidelines to help pest control companies keep staff and clients safe while providing essential services.
Pestmaster Treatments in Process for Risk Reduction
In response, governments around the world are implementing anti-pandemic protocols, many of which will affect the ways pest control companies do business. The pest control industry is considered “essential” in the effort to promote public health.
One thing Pestmaser Franchise Network is committed to doing is helping mitigate and reduce the risk associated with COVID-19. Jeff Van Diepen, President and CEO of Pestmaster is quoted as saying: “Pestmaster operations across the nation are re-tooling and re-prioritizing to meet the challenges presented to our customers from the Novel Coronavirus. Treatments are being performed now, with strict adherence to both CDC and WHO guidelines.
The coronavirus is deactivated with a treatment that Pestmaster technicians use with various sprayers, foggers or ultra-low volume machines (ULV). Pestmaster is following CDC guidelines on the services and utilize materials such as DSV (Disinfectant, Sanitizer, Virucide) which is labeled for Coronavirus.
Pestmaster is offering sanitation services to lower risk of COVID-19 in your home or business. If you are an essential business and still open, our technicians can come after hours to perform the treatment and have it ready for you by the next morning. If you are closed or have flexible hours, we can initiate services promptly, so that returning residents, employees and guests are assured that risk reduction services have been performed.
Pestmaster Action Plan
Our staff are background checked, drug-free and have the training to professionally address the concerns you may have at YOUR location. The materials applied are for professionals and should be used with caution as they can be hazardous to inexperienced applicators.
Our protocols include
- Daily treatment of our tools, facilities and “high touch” areas, as recommended by the CDC
- Technicians will wear proper PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
- Proper disposal of used PPE, coveralls, Tyvek suits, etc.
- Technicians will apply hand-sanitizers after removal of protective gloves
- Technicians will maintain recommended 6’ “social distancing” while conducting inspection or treatments
- Technicians will NOT perform any treatments if they show any signs of illnesses
The goal at Pestmaster is to provide 100% coverage to areas of high risk for virus transfer. These areas will include handrails, doorknobs, tables, chairs, public transportation, terminals, and other high traffic areas.
A new study conducted by U.S. government scientist, from multiple organizations as well as UCLA and Princeton, reveal how long the COVID-19 virus can survive on a variety of common materials.
Air- “Up to 3 Hours”
Copper: “Up to 4 Hours”
Cardboard “Up to 2-3 Days”
Plastic: “Up to 2-3 Days”
Stainless Steel: “Up to 2-3 Days”
Other Operating Guidelines You and Your Business Can Practice:
Learning Your “Symptoms”
Learning COVID-19 symptoms and risk factors is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infection. Make sure all employees are aware that the following symptoms are associated with COVID-19:
- High temperature
- Shortness of breath
Practice impeccable hygiene and “social distancing”
Whether you’re working remotely or working on-site, Pestmaster recommends implementing all anti-infection practices recommended by the World Health Organization. Maintaining 6 feet of distance from others.
Communicate safely with clients and staff
Anti-pandemic protocols will invariably cause service delays, staff availability changes, and other unforeseen disruptions to daily life, but you can minimize the problems they create through clear communication. Pestmaster is committed to communicating with all partners and customers throughout this time to keep clear communication.
Email [email protected] or call 800-525-8866 to get your pandemic pest control questions answered.