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3 Ways Pest Sightings Damage Your Bottom Line

To support healthy operations and help prevent increased pest activity during high occupancy periods, consult with your pest management provider about implementing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach along with your current facility maintenance and sanitation efforts. IPM is the best way …

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Fight the Fly

This time of year, flies are a frequent sight at commercial establishments. And like many other pests, flies are more than just a nuisance — they are a symptom of a greater problem. Left unchecked, they can damage your reputation and potentially threaten the health of your customers and guests, sinc …

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Open Floor Plans Shouldn’t Open the Door to Pests

Open floor office plans are still trending and in general are great for encouraging workers to collaborate, lowering employer costs and making workplaces flexible for the mobile workforce. With approximately 20 to 25 percent of the workforce telecommuting at some frequency, and studies showing e …

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Fewer Hospitals Could Mean More Bed Bugs at Your Facility

Did you know that as local hospitals close, the possibility of patients bringing more pests to regional hospitals goes up? You may be asking why. It’s because when people travel – specifically for overnight trips – they are more susceptible to encountering bed bugs in settings like hotels or motel …

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Top Apartment Amenities Might Also Attract Pests

As a property manager, you know exactly what it takes to attract today’s renter. They want ample parking, a refreshing pool, an equipment-packed fitness center, secure access and community-wide recycling. The 2015 National Multifamily Housing Council and Kingsley Apartment Resident Preferences Sur …

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Keep Office Space Off-Limits to Rodents

In 2014, Orkin and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) found that out of all pests, office tenants hate rodents the most. This is according to a commercial pest control survey of office, building and facility managers across the United States, which also uncovered that 50 percent of …

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Recent Research Reveals Bed Bug Mobility

With a name like bed bugs, one might think these pests are likely to stay tucked in for a good night’s sleep. But a recent study conducted by Rutgers University uncovered the truth about how mobile these pests are – and the results have interesting implications for multifamily property managers. …

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The 5 Most Hated Pests You’re Likely to See in an Apartment

Pests are more than just a nuisance in multifamily properties. They can carry and spread diseases, contaminate food and even cause expensive structural damage. Unfortunately, apartments have all the elements necessary to create a perfect pest storm: varying resident lifestyles, lack of uniform clean …