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Baatzner Celebrates April as Pest Management Month

April 11, 2010

Batzner Pest Management, New Berlin, joins the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) in

 

celebrating April as National Pest Management Month, an observance that has been taking place for

 

more than 30 years.

 

In honor of this special month, both Batzner and the NPMA this year are raising awareness about

 

the public health risks posed by structural pests and encouraging business and home owners to take

 

proactive steps to prevent pest infestations in their properties.

 

“A pest is capable of spreading human disease(s) or otherwise impacting human health, so controlling

 

that pest becomes a public health concern. People should know that the risks of pest infestations can

 

include tick-borne and/or mosquito-borne diseases, injurious bites or stings from rodents or insects, and

 

respiratory irritation from exposure to cockroach litter,“ says Jerry Batzner, president of the family-

 

owned pest management company bearing his name. “Cockroach allergens are known to trigger asthma

 

attacks, especially in children. Mosquitoes can carry West Nile virus, and stinging insects send more than

 

half a million people to the emergency room every year. Pests, such as mice, cockroaches, and flies

 

also have the ability to transfer pathogens of food borne illnesses, he says.

 

“People should also be aware of the serious property threats that pests like termites, carpenter ants

 

and rodents can pose.” Batzner explains that termites and carpenter ants have the ability to chew

 

through wood beams, walls, floors and even wallpaper and cause costly damage. Rodents can spark

 

house fires if they gnaw through electrical wiring or build nests close to heat sources.

 

“During April, we’re urging property owners to learn more about pest management and to take steps

 

to prevent infestations before they occur. Pest pressure increases significantly in spring and summer,

 

which is why simple measures like sealing cracks and crevices around the home, keeping kitchen

 

counters and floors clean and free of crumbs, sealing garbage cans and eliminating sources of still-

 

standing water on your property now can go a long way in preventing pests from making a home in

 

yours.”

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