Global Pest Awareness Day was created by The World Health Organisation (WHO), the Federation of Asian & Oceania Pest Managements Associations (FAOPMA), the National Pest Management Association in the USA (NPMA) and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) to highlight the importance of the pest industry. The work done by pest technicians shouldn't be taken for granted.
Across the world, various pests pose risks to the safety and even livelihood of the public. Mosquitoes are the biggest killer in the world, outranking the number of deaths caused by sharks, grizzly bears, crocodiles, hippos, and snakes combined. Australian household pests are no exception with countless annual hospitalisations and even some deaths caused by pests found in the backyard.
Did you know?
- Termites, rodents, and beetles cause the greatest economic damage to Australian households.
- Flies and cockroaches are able to carry faeces related bacteria onto your food as they carry these bacteria on their feet and bodies.
- Bees, wasps, and hornets have outranked snakes as Australia's biggest killer as they've caused 27 deaths and countless hospitalisations.
Flick Anticimex has prepared an info graphic, aimed at informing the Australian public about the dangers household pests pose to you and your families. Download it now by clicking on the image below. For more information on Global Pest Awareness Day, check out our news article here. To see what we're doing to celebrate Global Pest Awareness Day, click here.