PLH Group Joins the Attack Against Vector-Borne Illnesses

PLH Group Joins the Attack Against Vector-Borne Illnesses

Source: cdc.gov

In a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study on vector-borne diseases, findings revealed a significant increase in illnesses from mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. The study shows that illnesses from these vectors have tripled in the United States in the past 13 years. In this same time frame, nine new germs spread by mosquitoes and ticks were discovered in or introduced to the United States.

The CDC encourages you to become familiar with how to protect yourself and your family from mosquito, tick, and flea bites.

Suggestions include:

  • Controlling mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas inside and outside your home
  • Treating items, such as boots, pants, socks, and tents, with permethrin or use permethrin-treated clothing and gear
  • Using EPA-registered insect repellent
  • Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants
  • Taking steps to control ticks and fleas on pets
  • Knowing how to find and remove ticks from family and pets daily

From the swamps of Florida to the tundra in Canada, PLH Group entities around North America are proactively protecting our workers from these illnesses. Each entity has job and location-specific protocols in place to protect workers from bites from these vectors, which may be potentially carrying illnesses.

PLH Group’s leading priority is the everyday safety of our workers. We care about our workers, and we care about you. Take time this Spring to learn how to protect yourself from vector-borne diseases.

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