Resistant Bacteria and Pest Control
Protection against Resistant Bacteria
Bacteria cause many illnesses that are treated mainly using antibiotics. However, the continued use of antibiotics has rendered the drugs less effective since the bacteria have developed resistance. The bacteria also adapt to the drugs and change overtime to defeat the effectiveness of the drugs administered. Continued use of antibiotics will cause the bacteria to also be more resistant. Therefore, there is a need for people to devise ways of avoiding the bacteria from entering the body. There are various ways of avoiding resistant bacteria and, most importantly, hospitals need to ensure that proper hygiene is maintained in the surroundings. DerSarkissian (2020) states that it is important that each person ensures they wash their hands frequently with clean water and soap. The bacteria can also be reduced by using protective gear, such as goggles, masks, gloves, and other protective clothing, including gowns.
People have used pesticides for a long time to control the destruction caused by pests including rats and mice. The use of pesticides has come to be more common today and companies have developed numerous products to help fight the menace. On the contrary, the use of pesticides is being hampered by the negative effects they cause to the environment as some contain poisonous elements. To avoid infestation by pests resulting in the use of pesticides, it is important to ensure the surrounding area is kept clean, including the kitchen, bathroom, and every corner of the house (Lushchak et al., 2018). All food that is leftover should be disposed of immediately, and the house should be neat, any excess or unused material should be disposed of to avoid harboring the pests.
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