Thursday, February 5, 2015
The Fort Wayne – Allen County Department of Health has recently updated its website to make it easier for people to access health inspection records, news updates, and general information on health, including the prevention of the spread of contagious illnesses and diseases. In an effort to educate people through the website, the Department of Health featured tips on how to maintain a safe and sanitary environment by tackling issues such as proper pest management in Fort Wayne homes. Fort Wayne, just like anywhere else in the world, attracts its fair share of pests. No matter how tiny these creatures might be, pests can destroy furniture, propagate diseases, and contaminate food and water sources. Bugs such as Indian meal moths, cockroaches, ants and the like are attracted to stored food items, and it wouldn’t come as a surprise if you encounter such insects in your own kitchen pantry.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The definition of a “healthy home” can be highly subjective, with a variety of several attributes you can link to it. You could refer to it as a place where residents promote positive emotional states for the family. It could also be understood as a house where its occupants pushes for the physical health of everyone. For the National Center for Healthy Housing or NCHH, healthy homes are characterized by seven principles. Safety is one of these pillars, where a home should not put children and adults at risk for injuries and accidents. Ventilation should also be optimal to enhance the indoor air quality and help in preserving the respiratory health of home residents.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
The visceral recoil and disgust one feels about cockroaches is, however, justified. These creatures are ridden with disease-causing germs on and in their bodies. People who are exposed to them are at a risk of catching illnesses like salmonellosis, gastroenteritis, and hepatitis A. Fortunately, office workers can safeguard against these creatures through simple cockroach control methods. Expectedly, for better and faster results, professional Fort Wayne exterminators should be called, whether in moderate or in extreme situations.