NPMA Highlights Pest Control Franchise Opportunities In Disinfection Services
Today’s post reviews National Pest Management Association (NPMA) research on the rising demand for COVID-19 disinfection services, which are included as part of our standard pest control franchise opportunities.
What Are Disinfection Services?
According to the National Pest Management Associations, disinfection services are “designed to treat inanimate, non-porous touchpoints (fomites) that serve as passive disease transmission vectors.”
When contaminated with infectious agents, such as pathogenic bacteria, viruses (e.g. COVID-19), and fungi, these fomites can transfer disease to new hosts.
Disinfection services are designed to control the organisms that are present at the time of treatment, but they do not provide “residual disinfection” (i.e. ongoing disinfection). As such, proper service frequency must be determined based on several factors, including “customer risk profile, volume of public access and interaction with the site, amount of employee interaction with fomites, and viability of supplement disinfectant programs.”
Even before COVID-19, many industries relied on disinfection services to meet sanitation standards. But in light of the pandemic threat, disinfection opportunities abound, as businesses across all industries implement infection-control protocols as part of their continuity plans. As part of our commitment to continually expand the Pestmaster Services menu, and to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we’re proud to offer disinfection services as part of every pest control franchise opportunity.
Surface Transmission Of COVID-19 Is A Real Threat, Experts Say
The virus that causes COVID-19 is stable for long periods, from hours to days, both in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from the National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA, and Princeton University scientists in the New England Journal of Medicine. Therein, researchers determined that severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was detectable for:
- Up to 3 hours in aerosols
- Up to 4 hours on copper
- Up to 24 hours on cardboard
- Up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel
The results provide critical information about the spread and stability of SARS-CoV-2, suggesting that people may acquire the virus both through community spread and by touching contaminated surfaces.
In light of these findings, the value of disinfection services is clear, both as an infection-control protocol and an opportunity to generate serious service revenues in 2021. As mentioned above, disinfection services can effectively treat harmful organisms, but because they provide no “residual disinfection,” repeat treatments are a must. And that’s great news for service providers!
Explore Pest Control Franchise Opportunities In Disinfection Services
If you want to take advantage of the surging demand for COVID-19 disinfection services, we can help.
But Pestmaster Services encompasses much more than disinfection services. From your first day on the job, which typically comes only 3 to 6 weeks after you sign the franchise agreement, you’ll have access to multiple revenue streams, thanks to an extensive service menu that includes:
- Vegetation management
- Residential services
- Commercial services
- Government services
- COVID-19 decontamination
- Bed bug control
- Mosquito control
- Rodent control
- Termite control
- Wildlife control
- Aquatic applications, and more
Our pest control franchise opportunities require no previous skills or experience in pest control. As long as you’ve got the right attitude and sufficient start-up capital, we can help you build a successful business in 2021.
Call 800-525-8866 or visit the Pestmaster Services website to learn more about our pest control franchise opportunities.Back