Ehrlich Provides Safety Checklist and Free Insect Repellent For Hurricane Irma Relief

Prominent Florida Pest Control Company Partners with Publix to Offer Post-Hurricane Support
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MIAMI - Oct. 3, 2017 - PRLog -- Ehrlich, a leading local pest control company, offers sincere sympathies and thoughts to victims of Hurricane Irma in the greater Florida region. The resulting floodwaters brought in by hurricanes, like Irma, create conditions that are, unfortunately, ideal for pest infestations. In an effort to assist residents and homeowners and to support their safe reentry into their homes, Ehrlich has compiled a list of useful tips for rebuilding and re-entering homes with safety as the first priority during Hurricane recovery.

Personal Safety

·         Many pests, including snakes, fire ant colonies, rodents, and more, can be present in flood waters.

·         Flood waters may contain human waste, chemicals, fuels, or other substances that can be harmful to humans.

·         Use extreme caution if working in any flooded area. Wear personal protective equipment whenever possible.

·         Fire ants can relocate by floating during flooding. If you spy a fire ant raft, do not attempt to treat it with pesticides, which can further contaminate flood waters.

Mosquito Concerns

·         Mosquitoes will be highly active in the days and weeks following a hurricane, and could spread diseases such as West Nile virus and Zika virus.

·         Wear insect repellents during cleanup efforts. Apply repellent to both exposed skin and clothing. Reapply as necessary, especially if working in water or sweating.

·         To be most effective, insect repellents should contain DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Look for EPA approval on the container.

·         Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks, especially if you are outside from dusk to dawn.

·         Mosquitoes are most active in the hours from dusk to dawn. Take extra precautions if you're outside during this time.

·         For additional mosquito precautions for homeowners, download our 2017 Mosquito Update. (

·         For additional mosquito precautions for businesses, download our 2017 Mosquito Update for Businesses (

To extend additional support during recovery to Hurricane Irma victims in Florida, Ehrlich will distribute free insect repellent at the following locations:

·         Publix Shopping Center at  9050 Biscayne Blvd, Miami Shores, Florida 33138 on Thursday, October 5th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

·         Biscayne Commons Shopping Center at 14641 Biscayne Blvd (,+Fl+33181&entry=gmail&source=g) , North Miami, Florida 33181 on Thursday, October 5th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

·         Ehrlich office at 4140 SW 30th Avenue, Suite 100, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33312 on October 5-6th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

·         Ehrlich office 5711 Johns Road, Suite 1305, Tampa, Florida 33634 on  October 5-6th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ehrlich will also be offering a 10% discount on all services from now until November 30th.

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About Ehrlich

Julius C. Ehrlich founded Ehrlich Pest Control in 1928 in Reading, PA. Ehrlich established his new service company using the principles that still guide Ehrlich today: initiative, ingenuity and exceeding customer expectations. From these humble beginnings, Ehrlich has grown to 53 local offices serving Florida, Georgia,  Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and the District of Columbia.  In addition to Home Pest Control and Commercial Pest Control, the company offers Termite Control (,  Bird Control Service (, Vegetation Management (, and Bioremediation ( in commercial kitchens. Ehrlich is part of Rentokil Steritech (

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