Pest Control: Your Health

What are you, allergic to me?

If you can’t stop sneezing and can’t figure out why, it could be pests irritating your allergies. But that’s not all you should be worried about.

 

For little bitty creatures, pests rack up big numbers. Cockroaches can carry 33 different kinds of bacteria. Rodents leave 20-50 allergy-irritating droppings per day. Flies carry more than 100 disease-causing pathogens. Disease-carrying ticks can live more than 500 days without a meal. Ridding your home or business of these potentially dangerous invaders is not a do-it-yourself project. It takes an expert like the technicians at Clark’s to break the pest lifecycle and put you back in charge.  

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    Allergens

    Pests can irritate allergies in sensitive individuals in a number of ways. Direct contact, airborne and ingestion, to name a few.

  • Asthma Icon
    Asthma

    The lowly cockroach has found yet another way to offend us: by triggering asthma attacks in people with sensitivities, especially kids.

  • Bacteria Icon
    Bacteria

    No matter how careful you are about cleaning and avoiding sick friends, if you have pests in your home, you’re susceptible to disease.

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    Food Sources

    Pests can transport many of the bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses such as salmonella and E. coli right into your home or business.


Allergens
Allergens

Pests can irritate allergies in sensitive individuals in a number of ways. Fleas, wasps and bees bite and sting; dust mites and cockroaches use the airborne approach and bugs such as grain weevils, rice weevils and fruit flies can make their way into household foods and be unintentionally ingested. No matter which way you come in contact with them, if you have allergies, all you want is to get rid of them. At their worst, pests can cause anaphylaxis, a severe reaction that can be life-threatening.


Asthma
Asthma

The lowly cockroach has found yet another way to offend us: by triggering asthma attacks in people with sensitivities, especially kids. Here’s how it works: allergens build up from the insects’ fecal droppings and their shed skin. When these become airborne, they negatively affect the quality of the air in your home or business. Recent studies show prolonged exposure to cockroach allergens can heighten your sensitivity. To top it off, cockroaches like to reproduce, so if you spot one, you’re sure to have many.


Bacteria
Bacteria

No matter how diligent you are about washing your hands and avoiding sick friends, if you have pests in your home, you’re susceptible to disease. Pests can carry all kinds of disease-causing pathogens and bacteria into your home or business and spread them around with their feet, bodies and droppings. Cockroaches alone are known to carry 33 different kinds of bacteria from contact with sewage and other decaying matter, and rodents can transmit pathogens that can cause diseases such as salmonellosis, a form of food poisoning..


Food Sources
Food Sources

Pests can transport many of the bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses such as salmonella and E. coli. Flies, roaches, rats, mice and ants, for example, walk and feed on filthy items, bring the germs and bacteria into your home or business and deposit them on food and utensils. The ideal scenario is to have them professionally eliminated from your environment but until you do, be sure to keep food containers, dishes and utensils tightly sealed and stored to keep pests and contaminants out.


Think Smart

Think Smart

You know what they say about an ounce of prevention.

Here’s what you can do to help keep pests at bay. 

Best of 2012 Readers' Choice Award

 

Clark's Termite & Pest Control was voted Best Pest Control Company in South Carolina for 2012. The Readers' Choice Best Of 2012 is a sampling based on the responses of the readers of The State. The results of their voting appear in a special section.

 

From The State Media Company I would like to say Thank You to our readers in South Carolina. Thank you to the many readers who took the time to vote for their favorite businesses. Thank you to the many online users who went online to vote. Thank you to the businesses that anxiously wait for this publication every year. Thank you to the person who voted for "Turkey and Ham on rye with mustard and pickles" for the Best Deli. You all make The Reader's Choice a success year after year.

 

Ashleigh Anderson McAlister
The State Media Company

Our 50th Anniversary!

 

Clark's Termite & Pest Control is proud to announce our 50th Anniversary! For the past 50 years Clark's Termite & Pest Control has answered our customer’s call to exterminate termites and other annoying pests. Termites are unwelcome little insects and live to inflict damage. We’re zealous when it comes to eliminating termites and other pests.

 

In 1963 Clark's Termite & Pest Control opened our doors. We wholeheartedly thank you for letting us take care of your termite and pests problems. We’re happy to be your faithful solution and will continue to provide superb customer service.