Pest control service providers have been recognized by the Federal Department of Homeland Security as an essential service to protect public health and the national food supply.
On March 23rd, Governor Inslee's Executive Order also recognizes the essential and key part our industry plays in protecting the public health during this epidemic and the resulting state wide shut down.
Trust Olympus Pest Control & Prevention takes the health and wellbeing of our clients seriously. As part of our effort to minimize the exposure and spread of the Covid-19 virus as an essential workforce we have implemented the following procedures and protocols:
1. When engaging a client we are practicing social distancing by keeping at least the minimum distance of six (6) away from our clients as prescribed and recommended by Federal, state and local authorities. In addition, we will not make physical contact via handshakes. Further, invoices will be electronically generated and automatically emailed once service is complete.
2. A vast majority of our service calls do not require us to enter your home or business. In the event there is a pest issues that does require an inside treatment, we will only perform this treatment if there is no individual(s) within the structure that is under self quarantine, has viral symptoms, elderly, immune compromised or any one who has been identified as especially vulnerable.
3. If treating the interior of a structure, Trust Olympus Pest Control & Prevention personnel will utilize personal protection equipment, including N95 full-face respirators, disposable gloves and clean shoe covers before entering.
4. Upon completion of every service order, we avoid cross contamination by properly disposing of used gloves and applying a disinfectant on any equipment that has entered a home or commercial building.
5.For all other service situations, we will only perform services on the exterior of homes and businesses, which again, make up the vast majority of our clients.
A few very important key points:
One of the cornerstones of Trust Olympus Pest Control & Prevention is to practice safe pest control management while protecting our clients, the general public and the environment. To that end, many of our protocols for Covid-19 have been in place from the very first day of our business.
As owner operators, we do not have employees. Because of this, we can ensure we are personally practicing the recommendations of the Federal, state and local authorities of social distancing along with good personal hygiene practices to minimize our exposure to Covid-19.
This is a very fluid situation and we are monitoring the rapid changes daily. With that, we will continually update the best-practice protocols from the Federal, state and local authorities as recommended to ensure we are providing the safest service possible for our clients.
To learn more about Governor Inlee’s designation of “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” with in the Executive Order issued on March 23, 2020 please CLICK HERE