EHS practices sustainability on every level to set a standard in the fight against a dual threat of ticks and global warming.
Norwood, MA, June 3, 2015: Global warming, or “Climate Change” as many call it, appears to be having a significant impact on our tick populations, and posing a direct threat to other wildlife. Biologists believe it is actually killing off significant portions of our moose population in the US, and it is likely posing a grave threat to us in the process. Because of the warming climate, ticks are beginning to survive and reproduce at a rate that is contributing to the decline of our moose population. In New Hampshire alone, the moose population has dropped from 7500 in the 1990’s to 4500 in 2013, and it is possible that this phenomenon is partly responsible. In one documented instance, a dead moose was found with over 100,000 engorged ticks on it. These scraggly, emaciated “Ghost Moose” as they are called, are named for the light patches of skin showing as a result of their attempts to remove tens of thousands of ticks attached to their skin by rubbing their fur off. They have become a sad, common site in New England, and they are also bringing tick populations ever-closer to humans as they forage in our backyards.
As climate change has begun to affect the US, it has shifted weather patterns to ever-greater extremes, in many cases causing people to question how we could be having such cold, snow-bound winters if we are indeed suffering from global warming. And even if the climate is changing, many are convinced that this is just part the natural process. But weather extremes are, as scientists originally predicted, caused by a warming climate that humans are clearly creating. And beyond the fact that nature changes in terms of millennium, not decades, allowing it to adapt and evolve, we must also consider that we are creating a threat to our very own human existence in this process. Droughts have now become common, as well as deadly floods, along with the looming threat of melting glaciers and rising sea levels, and the top news headlines often revolve around these stories.
Thirty years ago, a forward-thinking man named John Stellberger founded Environmental Health Services, Inc. to steer the pest control industry toward common sense and away from chemical pesticides. The word “Environmental” in the name was clearly no coincidence. As a true nature lover, Stellberger knew we were on the wrong path by putting more damaging chemical pesticides in our home and outdoor environments. It was just not sustainable practice.
Sustainability was not just something Stellberger felt should be practiced with chemical pesticides. He believes it should also be practiced at every level at his company. From implementing single stream recycling to planting wildflowers at the EHS offices to help pollinator populations, the company literally grows greener by the day. EHS has become an industry leader in changing the way we look at pest control, earning the attention and respect of top scientists and leaders in pest management. Stellberger’s goal is educate the public and those in his field, teaching them that there is a much better approach that is not only safe, avoiding harm to humans and wildlife, but also more effective than chemicals.
Environmental Health Services, Inc. is located in Norwood, MA. The company was founded by John Stellberger in 1985 and is dedicated to providing environmentally responsible commercial and residential pest control. Stellberger’s forward-thinking approach has made him an industry leader in eliminating nuisances and health threats while pioneering sustainable practices in pest control and general company operations. You can contact EHS at firstname.lastname@example.org or learn more about their services at www.ehspest.com.