As New Jersey slowly reopens, concern about COVID-19 has many Middletown residents and business owners proceeding with caution. To ensure staff and customers return to a clean facility and those still quarantining are secure at home, the Monmouth County branch (and other locations) of Western Pest Services are offering expert disinfecting treatments.

According to the CDC, COVID-19 primarily travels from person to person, but this pathogen can also spread via frequently touched surfaces like light switches, doors, and drawer pulls. Just as handwashing limits the risk of germ transmission for individuals, buildings need high-touch areas sanitized to keep households, clients, and employees as safe as possible.

Designated as essential by the Homeland Security Office, Western Pest Services is ready to provide industrial-strength disinfection for commercial and residential properties with Western PurClean™ non-toxic technology. Safe and effective, this product is on the EPA's List N of disinfectants for use against SARS-CoV-2, the causal agent of COVID-19.

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As many New Jerseyans consider trying new sanitation measures, Rutgers environmental and medical professionals urge choosing products carefully. Some sanitizers and homemade cleaning solutions aren't strong enough to fight COVID-19, creating a false sense of security. Others can become a health hazard in their own right.

PurClean balances gentleness with strength. This disinfectant earned the EPA's lowest toxicity rating, defined as "practically non-toxic and not an irritant." It's mild on skin, hard surfaces, and fabric, yet it kills 99.99% of almost 50 bacteria, fungi, and viruses listed on the product label. PurClean is free of ozone-harming volatile compounds and safe for food-contact surfaces with no rinsing required.

In its tips for cleaning and disinfecting facilities, the CDC reminds businesses that using cleaners correctly is just as vital as picking the right formula. That's where Western's expertise comes into play. Their two-part application increases the efficacy of an already strong product, targeting touchpoints first and finishing with a light misting for total coverage.

As a pest control company, Western Pest Services has protected public health and safety since 1928. When letting new people into the house is a source of anxiety, trusted local firms stepping up to help make communities feel a little safer. A cure for COVID-19 is still in the works, but disinfecting is a crucial step toward business and homeowners opening their doors with confidence.