Dengue fever may not be as endemic in Salt Lake City as it is in the Caribbean and the tropical Asian countries, but it counts among the diseases that must be reported to health offices in Utah.
Dengue is a disease caused by a mosquito bite. Its symptoms include fever that may last for several days, severe headache, muscle and joint pains, and a rash. Aside from that, there are many other diseases that mosquitoes can spread. That makes them a real threat to public health, just like other harmful insects and pests.
Integrated Pest Management
One of the effective ways of preventing a possible pest infestation is to set a performance objective, according to the principles of integrated pest management (IPM). Understanding its core principles is crucial to the identification of the problem, the level of threats, and ultimately the methods to use.
The IPM principles act as a general code for effectively controlling pests through an eco-friendly approach. These remain applicable even if every country faces distinct pest-related problems and challenges.
Every pest control company in Salt Lake City should be aware of these principles. IPM helps them identify common pests and the possible control methods, determine when to apply preventive measures, and identify factors that favor pests. They should also know how to use monitoring and inspection methods for better pest management decisions. This helps them recognize when to use non-chemical control options.
Most importantly, IPM teaches them to use complementing pest control methods to achieve long-term and ecological solution to pest infestations.
Proactive Pest Management
Pest exterminator companies in Utah strive to achieve the best way to control and manage all known pests. The inclusion of dengue, which in the U.S. is relatively unknown except in Central America and the Caribbean countries, in the list of reportable diseases is a good move towards identifying threats (or lack thereof).
With more pest management companies using IPM in their operations, and these efforts of the government to become as proactive as possible, dengue is one pest-borne disease that each country can manage well to prevent an outbreak.