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February 17, 2016

Rodent Infestation Risks In Schools

mice and rats are dangerous for schoolsSchools carry much heavier responsibilities when compared to many other public institutions. They are required to provide quality education for the next generation, but they are also expected to grow the character of their students to a higher standard of citizenship, all the while protecting the physical health and safety of its students.

Due to high expectations from parents, a rodent infestation can be a devastating PR blow to any institution’s reputation. In many cases, families are entitled to their concern, because having a rodent infestation isn’t just embarrassing for a school’s reputation, it endangers the students with serious health risks.

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September 24, 2015

Initial Steps For Training Employees In Pest Management

training employees in pest managementTraining your employees in proper pest management practices is crucial to achieving success. Your employees need to understand the approaches outlined in your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan and their specific roles. They should also understand why an Integrated Pest Management plan is important, and the risks that pests pose.

To implement employee pest management training, you need to follow several steps:

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July 16, 2015

5 Tips for Better Pest Management in Schools and Universities

pest management in schoolsPests harbor diseases and can trigger allergies, particularly in young children. It is therefore critical to keep pests out of schools. When parents, school faculty, and property maintenance personnel keep the following tips in mind, they can significantly enhance the effectiveness of their pest management program.

1. Eliminate exposed food and drink in the classroom

Students should always bring food in sealed containers (Tupperware, plastic bags, etc.). Even a few small crumbs can attract pests. Any kind of food incentives should also be stored in sealed containers. Make sure that recyclable food containers are immediately removed from the classroom, as they may harbor residue that could attract pests.

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