A World Without Pest Control

What would a world without pest management professionals look like?

  • More world hunger. U.S. has the ability to export food to poverty stricken countries. Pest control protects this food. 
  • Many more cases of malaria. It caused caused 289 million cases and 836,000 deaths in 2010. 90% occurs in areas without pest control. U.S. has extremely low rates due to medical technology and, of course, pest control.
  • Typhus, yellow fever, and the (bubonic) plague. These are/were spread by pests like rats, mosquitoes, and fleas. 80 percent of all diseases are spread by pests.

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