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Landscaping Tips To Protect Your Facility

When it comes to managing your facility, you have to take every detail into account – including potential pest problems. But where does pest prevention actually start? On the outside, of course. Your landscaping choices can contribute to pest activity, which is why it’s important to keep vegetation properly maintained and positioned.

5 Easy Tips To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Attic

Mice can be the bane of the modern household. As these pests prefer to live in the attic of your house, making it hard for you to identify that you have uninvited guests. The attic is a perfect shelter for these pests - a  warm, safe, dry place in which to go and make a home. Mice infestations in attics have negative implications. From spreading pathogens to destroying your attic, which can cause havoc in your home. Well, fear no more, as here are 5 easy DIY (do it yourself) tips to help rid your home of a mouse infestation.

Should I Be Concerned About the Spiders in My House?

They may give you the creeps, but spiders are really just more of a nuisance than a health hazard. Having one or two spiders in your home isn’t a big deal or cause for concern, but what happens when you start spotting spiders on a regular basis? If cleaning doesn’t improve your situation, you’ll need the help of a pest control professional to remove the pests from your home and stop them from coming back.

Structural Deficiencies Invite Pests

What’s one thing that can ruin an otherwise spectacular guest experience? A single pest sighting. No guest wants to run across pests on your property, and just seeing a rodent or bug may be enough to drive them away from your business for good. What’s more, these unwanted visitors can cause massive amounts of structural damage around your facility—and once they’re in, pests can be tough to get out. If you’re experiencing any of these pitfalls, it’s crucial to address them quickly in order to preserve your facility’s safety (and profitability).

Can You Maintain Your Position Against Pests?

Make sure your facility is equipped to fight off pests. No matter what type of product goes through your property, every facility has three zones of pest protection: green, yellow and red. These zones indicate how much pest pressure an area is likely to experience and how frequently the area will need maintenance. An effective facility maintenance schedule can provide each zone with the hardware it needs to help keep pests at bay all year long

Cockroach Chronicles

Cockroaches have been bugging businesses for the entirety of human existence. And whether they’re scurrying through the facility, snacking on crumbs in employee break rooms or swimming through the sewer, they are more than just a nuisance. These tiny pests can also contaminate products and cause expensive damage around your facility, so it’s important to handle a cockroach sighting as soon as possible to prevent these pests from making your property their next home.

Time for Your Business to Terminate Termites

Are termites eating away at your business? Not only do these pests show up to work unannounced, but they toil away at your building’s structure - often undetected until it is too late.

Everything You Need to Know About Ticks

Are ticks ticking you off? Ticks are not only a nuisance, but also can cause serious health issues with the pathogens they transmit. Knowing how to prevent and respond to tick bites is incredibly important to protect you and your family from these blood-sucking pests.

Boxing Day: Clutter and Pests

A pest infestation is something that no friend or family wants to receive this holiday season. Unfortunately for humans, wrapping paper, cardboard, glue and other clutter that gathers around the holidays make the ideal meal and hiding place for pests like cockroaches and rodents. This Boxing Day, don’t let a pest infestation chew into time spent shopping and enjoying time with loved ones.

Beating the Bite: Mosquito Prevention

Nothing screams mosquito season like the soft buzz in your ear that follows you around throughout your day. We get it – mosquitoes aren’t a friend to anyone. So, with summer well on its way, what can you do to keep these bugs at bay?

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