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Quiz: Pest Control Forecast for Extreme Weather

It’s raining rats and moths! Well, that may not be how the traditional saying goes, but pests can certainly come flooding into your facility following an extreme weather event. From tornadoes and hurricanes to substantial changes in temperature or rainfall, extreme weather can have a significant eff …

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Pest Control Pitfalls: Blended and In-House Programs

No plant or operations manager wants to find pests in the warehouse portion of their operation. It may seem like a less sensitive area with product safely packaged. The notion that there’s reduced pest pressure may lead some people to take a DIY pest control approach, like applying widely available …

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6 Healthcare Settings That Attract Pests

Healthcare settings are as unique as the patient care they deliver. But one thing they have in common – from acute hospitals to urgent care to diagnostic facilities and specialist care – is that they are sensitive environments where pests aren’t tolerated. Each one requires a strategy that addresses …

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Trying to Diagnose Your Healthcare Pest Issue?

Pests can pose serious threats to any healthcare environment – it only takes visible pest activity to degrade your reputation and potentially compromise the health and safety of your patients, employees and visitors. While Integrated Pest Management (IPM) has become the healthcare industry standa …

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Can You Name The Most Harmful Pests?

The Most Un-Wanted List of pests that could be invading your business is quite long. From foul flies and ruthless rodents, to blood-sucking bed bugs and crafty cockroaches, these pests can be harmful and threatening to many commercial business environments. While there are no goo …

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Top 6 Prime Points for Pest Entry in Your Facility

Food manufacturing facilities are subject to exacting standards established to protect human food products from contamination. These requirements necessitate a food safety plan to help you comply with FSMA regulations – a plan that must take pest control into co …

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Questions to Ask Partners to Keep the Supply Chain Safe

Due to the connectedness of the supply chain, one pest problem can quickly become everyone’s problem. This is why you must consider pest control with a holistic lens – and not just within your warehouses and transportation vehicles. Your suppliers, their shipments and your distr …

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Top 3 Pests with an Appetite for Your Facility

All pests are attracted to food, water and shelter. But some are more determined than others.  And with an abundance of raw ingredients and food product in your facility, there’s more pressure on you to ensure you take a proactive stance to protect it all f …

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Bed Bugs and Dogs

Question: What types of dogs can be used to detect bed bugs? Answer: The dog’s breed is actually less important than his or her drive and ability to learn. Training typically starts when a dog reaches a year and a half to two years old, and it takes between six and eight weeks to complete. Whil …

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Bed Bugs in Hotels

Question: Why are hotels such a common place for bed bugs to turn up? Answer: Because they only feed on blood, bed bugs are attracted to any place where they can find a meal quickly and easily. They also are known to hitchhike in luggage and personal belongings, which is why they are often found …

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Birds in Restaurants

Question: Why are birds such a problem around restaurants and other businesses? Answer: Pigeons, swallows, starlings, and other pest birds are attracted to commercial properties like kids to a candy store. They also cause tens of millions of dollars in damage every year. Their droppings can de …

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Beetles in Restaurant's Kitchen Question

Beetles in Restaurant's Kitchen Question: I have small, tube-like beetles in some of the dry goods I keep in my restaurant’s kitchen. What are they? Answer: Although you should reach out to a pest management professional to identify the exact type of infestation, it sounds like you have flour b …

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Outsourcing Pest Control

Question: My company previously handled pest control in house, but now we are looking to outsource it. How can I make sure I choose the right provider for my pest control program? Answer: Choosing the right pest management provider is critical to protecting your business and ensuring the …