What does the Coronavirus outbreak mean for you?

For many people the Coronavirus, or COVID-19 as it is becoming officially known, means fear. It’s the fear of contracting the illness, of being one of the unlucky ones that have a severe case, or, perhaps greatest of all, the fear of dying from it.

For many it’s not the fear of death that’s actually the issue, it’s the fear for those that are left behind and how they’ll cope.

There is little doubt that millions of people across the globe have been affected by this pandemic. Lockdowns have become commonplace, makeshift hospitals, and an array of stories condemning responses, hinting at vaccines, and even telling stories of extended lockdowns, some even suggest it will be years.

The truth is that it’s still too early to bring all the data together and gain a concise picture of what the world is dealing with and how best it can be beaten.

Of course, the average person is, and should, be more concerned with their daily existence. Funds are tight, even with government handouts, and work for many is non-existent.


One thing that everyone can agree on is the importance of hygiene. The key elements of this are washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds. There are plenty of guides on the internet that will help you to adopt the right approach to hand washing.

Official guidelines suggest washing your hands before and after:

  • Preparing food
  • Eating
  • When caring for someone who is ill
  • Dealing with a cut
  • Going to the toilet

Also after:

  • Blowing your nose, sneezing, or even coughing
  • Touching an animal or its food
  • Dealing with garbage

But, there are further complications, such as when you do the essential shopping. You may feel the need to wash tinned products, remove outer packaging, and wash your hands again.

It’s also important to contact your local exterminators. Now, more than ever, you don’t want the complication of becoming ill thanks to a pest infection in your home. A reputable local firm will verify whether you have a pest issue or not and they can treat it for you.

They’ll also provide you with tips regarding the best way of keeping pests out. But, perhaps, more importantly, pest controllers already have the equipment to disinfect your home and the PPE to go with it.

In short, a good firm won’t just eradicate the pests for you, they’ll also clean your home properly. This will help to protect you from COVID-19 as it can live on surfaces for anything from a few hours to several days.

The disinfectants the pest control firms will use are industrial strength and will ensure you are kept safe. Before you assume your safe because you’re in your own home, you need to consider the multitude of ways the virus can enter your home. Having a professional clean and pest inspection isn’t just a good idea, it should be considered essential.

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