Terminix and The Orkin Man Heading to Haiti

There is a new kind of relief effort heading to Haiti and it involves the extermination of potentially dangerous pests like rats and mosquitoes in the Haiti earthquake refugee camp sites. Large pest control companies like Terminix and Orkin are heading the operation.


Terminix Orkin Pest Control

According to a recent article, there is 14-member international relief delegation from the National Pest Management Association already in Haiti trying to figure out the best way to control pests in post-earthquake Haitian refugee camps and to stop the spread of disease.

Get the full details by reading the article: In Haiti, international relief targets rats and bugs, posted on the Christian Science Monitor.

After reading the article you will realize that pest control in Haiti is no easy task:

Why?

Here's your answer...

According to the article, "the estimated 2 million residents of Port-au-Prince produce between 1,500 and 2,000 tons of trash a day, most of which is either scattered on the side of the road or gathered in piles that then block it."

Trash has always been a problem in the populated areas of Haiti. We produce tons of it every day then we pile it just a few feet from the yard.

We already had to much trash to deal with and now guess what???

"The Jan. 12 earthquake generated enough debris to fill the Louisiana Superdome five times - approximately 20-25 million cubic yards," the article says...

To add pain to misery, I have been told that the owners of collapsed homes in Haiti are not getting any assistance from the govermnent as far as debris removal is concerned.

So now... all the debris from the earthquake is piling up in the streets...

Fatra pi red...

Unless these tons of trash and debris are disposed of properly, nou fek kare gen problem rat ak marenguen en Haiti.

If you live in the United States, then you've probably seen ads on TV for Terminix and Orkin.

Terminix is an exterminator company that specializes in the extermination of carpenter ants, cockroaches, fleas, wasps, spiders, and more.

Orkin also specializes in the extermination of common household pests such as mice, mosquitoes, fleas, spiders, bed bugs, termites, cockroaches, rats, and more.

They are experts in pest control but I don't believe they are heading to Haiti for garbage removal.

Am I making any sense here???

Question:

Can the proper disposal of trash in Haiti actually make it's way the top 10 in our priority list?

That alone would change the face our beloved country forever.

What do you think?

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Dominique Cuhat says...

Hi, je m appelle Dominique...jhabite en Australie plus precisement a Melbourne...je suis a la recherche de Louis Marie Boucard un ami de longue que j ai malheureusement perdu de vue...serait ce possible de lui transmettre ce message svp.
Merci d

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Terry Boucard says...

Patricia,

I can possibly help you with the need for treated tents.

Boucard Pest Control & Sanitation

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Robert Louissaint says...

it is a good way to enjoy a good vacation it look like every body that need to enjoy our beautiful island find away to enjoy it free i was born in haiti and i am having a hard time going there this

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Patricia Dillon Rjm says...

I wonder how much their services will cost. One of the best ways to control mosquitoes and malaria is with treated nets but as far as I know treated nets are not available in Haiti right now. Our parish could use about 3,000 nets. PSI used to import treated nets but hasn't had LLNs available for the past half year. Treated nets might be cheaper ($4 to $5 USD each) than contracting with a company even when the company is very good at its job. Does anyone know how to get a large quantity of long lasting treated nets?

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Josy says...

When you know better you do better.

You, and I are aware because we were taught by families or teachers.

We have to teach the adults about garbage disposals, and start very early with the younger generation.

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Pran Konsyans says...

Are we at a stage that we cannot even take care of our own garbage?

I refuse to believe it.

It seems like we don't even care of ourselves, we won't care of others and even our own environment.

Please God protect us!

Mister

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