23 July 2020

Can the Coronavirus Disease Spread Through Pest Infestations?

The first thing you should do if you discover you have a pest infestation is to call the local pest control firm. You can and should find out more about your local experts before you actually need their services. 

Pests are always a nuisance and need to be dealt with. But, with the current COVID-19 crisis, it’s understandable that people are more concerned about pest infestations and the risks they propose. It’s already common knowledge that rats carried the plague, a pandemic that killed thousands of people. It seems logical to question whether pests can carry the coronavirus.

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COVID-19 is a strain of coronavirus, these types of viruses were first identified in 1960 and are the same group of viruses that cause the common cold and flu. Each of these viruses can be transmitted between people when they contact the body fluids of each other. This includes the tiny droplets that you breathe out, which can be inhaled by someone else. These droplets also settle on surfaces, anyone touching the surface can pick up the virus, which then infects them when they touch their face. Hence the importance of not touching your face!

The difference with COVID-19 is that it originates in an animal and has jumped from animal to human. Consuming an infected animal or being in direct contact with it are the most likely points of origin. 

Pest Transmission

The good news is that pests do not carry or transmit COVID-19. The most common pests in the warmer months are flies and mosquitoes. These are referred to as vector pests and are responsible for transmitting a variety of diseases to humans. But, they cannot transmit COVID-19, you don’t need to be worried about these types of pests anymore than you usually would.

Of course, research is ongoing into COVID-19 and it is possible that more information will come to light to help you protect yourself against this potentially deadly infection. But, this is unlikely to affect the news that the virus cannot be transmitted by pests.

Rodent Issues 

It should be noted that while rodents can spread the coronavirus, there has been a surge in their numbers and sightings. This is directly connected to the lockdowns imposed by many countries and the fact that restaurants and other food establishments are temporarily closed. The rodents have needed to find alternative food sources and that means targeting homes and other places they wouldn’t normally go to.

They are adept at survival and facing their own challenges during the pandemic. It’s essential to be alert for their presence and contact pest control to eliminate infestations as fast as possible. They don’t spread COVID-19 but they are still undesirable. 

Maintaining strict hygiene standards will keep pests out of your home and will help to reduce the likelihood of you developing COVID-19. In fact, this is the best way, along with social distancing, to beat the virus permanently and return to ‘normality’.

14 July 2020

Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Home During Covid-19

While germs are always a concern for any household, creating and maintaining a clean and germ free environment during a pandemic can seem challenging and overwhelming.  With the outbreak of Covid-19, many people are wondering what the best method and products to use are to create a healthy home.  The truth is you can get a healthy, clean home without the use of harsh chemicals with VepoClean by ecopure!

VepoClean is a company committed to proving a cleaning service using all natural products.  The way they do this is through Rexair water based technology called Rainbow, and they are the only cleaning company right now on the market using it.  This Rainbow cleaning system not only works hard to clean and disinfect surfaces, it also disinfects and purifies the air!  This is done through a steam vapor disinfection process that kills 99.9% of disease causing viruses, bacteria, and pathogens within seconds.  In addition, VepoClean offers a calming aromatherapy touch when they come out to your home or business using your choice of one of their featured scents to add that additional relaxing effect.

The VepoClean method is amazing because it is safe for your family and pets alike.  It also minimizes damage to delicate or porous surfaces that can deteriorate with the use of harsh chemicals.  VepoClean is a great choice for both homes and businesses.  To get started simply fill out an online booking form and shortly after you will receive a welcome call from a VepoClean Client Happiness Manager.  From there VepoClean will figure out what services will best fit your needs.

With VepoClean you can sit back and relax while their team cleans and disinfects your home to the highest standards.  You can visit their website to start the booking process, get a cleaning quote, and to find out more information on how VepoClean can work for you!

Life Coach for Moms - Kelly Hater

Moms have an amazing and rewarding job!  Balancing the duties of raising children, careers, and home life while still finding time for re-centering can be a difficult task.  Whether you are feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, having someone help you get through the not so glamorous times of motherhood can be a world of help.  Having a support system is essential to any mom, whether they are a new mom or transitioning to become an empty-nester.  

One source of amazing support can come from hiring a life coach.  A life coach is someone who can give a refreshing outside perspective to how you can reach your full potential in a way that fits your lifestyle.  By listening to your concerns a life coach can help determine the most effective way to help you get back on track to living your best and fullest life!

Kelly Hater is the founder of Mama Bear Domain and is a life coach for moms with over 15 years of experience.  She specializes in helping moms with concerns such as burnout, stress, setting goals, and resolving mom guilt.  Kelly started Mama Bear Domain from her own experiences dealing with postpartum depression and surviving through her father's passing.  She found herself just simply existing through each day until one day she decided to start getting things back on track, and more importantly, decided to live life again with meaning! 

Kelly is dedicated to helping moms overcome the stresses of motherhood that aren't so openly and easily talked about.  Kelly recognizes that moms often need that extra support and her services through Mama Bear Domain are aimed to get that support started for those who may need it.  Mama Bear Domain offers an array of helpful resources including a free webinar: #EmpoweringMyLife: Overwhelmed to Well-Balanced, as well as a free guide titled Be Your Own Life Coach.  You can also schedule a free call with Kelly Hater to get you started on your path to re-balancing and refocusing your life.  Reach out today to see what a life coach can do for you!

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