Hantavirus Guide: 10 Steps to Safely Clean-Up After Rodents

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Put on disposable clothing and gloves. Put on goggles and disposable respirator mask and test the mask for proper fit (ensure goggles effectively protect eyes and do not interfere with the seal of the respirator). Mix disinfectant solution in spray bottle. Gently spray droppings/rodent nesting materials with the bleach, ensuring they are completely soaked – … Read more Hantavirus Guide: 10 Steps to Safely Clean-Up After Rodents

Hantavirus Guide: Six Steps To Properly Fitting Your Respirator

3M Particulate Respirator P100

The Centre for Disease Control and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health recommend the use of HEPA (P100) quality filters for respiratory protection against the Hantavirus. Respirators come in various sizes and it is important to use a respirator that has been fitted to your face. It is very important that workers are aware … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Six Steps To Properly Fitting Your Respirator

Hantavirus Guide: Concerns In The Home

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Cases of Hantavirus infection have been associated with the following activities in and around the home, farm, cottage or while outdoors. Planting or harvesting crops Occupying previously vacant cabins or dwellings Cleaning barns, cottages and other outbuildings Disturbing rodent infested areas while hiking or camping Inhabiting dwellings with indoor rodent populations The best approach for … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Concerns In The Home

Bed Bugs in Hotels

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Bed bugs are a worldwide epidemic and anyone can carry bed bugs into a hotel. Bed bugs do not discriminate and can be easily brought in to your hotel. Employees should not panic if a customer approaches them with a bed bug. Always stay calm when talking to a guest. Calmly get the sample or … Read more Bed Bugs in Hotels

Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Dealing with Hitchhikers

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When a bed bug is found at a workstation, there are many options available to control and prevent an infestation. First and foremost, it is essential that any insect found is collected and positively identified as a bed bug. The area that the bed bug was found in should be monitored. Underneath each work station … Read more Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Dealing with Hitchhikers

Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Employee Belongings

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Bed bugs in the workplace are an extreme challenge. The first thing to keep in mind when dealing with bed bugs is that you need to know how the bed bugs got into the office. In office buildings bed bugs are typically brought in by staff, items carried by staff and contractors or cleaning staff. … Read more Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Employee Belongings

Autumn Pest Control: Common Basement Insects

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Everyone is going to be packing it in for the season and taking refuge in the warmth and comfort of their cozy homes this coming autumn season – including pests from outdoors. Our appealing home environments are as alluring to them as they are to us. Most of these insects are relatively harmless to the … Read more Autumn Pest Control: Common Basement Insects

Kill The Household Mafias

Below is an infographic with the “Household Mafias” and the attack techniques you will need to defeat them! Termites Termites have been around since the time of the dinosaurs Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Termites cause up to $5 billion in damage per year How to Kill Use … Read more Kill The Household Mafias

Don’t Let Pests Move in With You

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Moving into a new home is exciting! Whether it’s a newly built structure or a previously standing home, having a fresh space is always an exciting new start- as long as it stays fresh and pest free. Unfortunately, your new home could look appealing to various insects and field rodents as well. Here are some … Read more Don’t Let Pests Move in With You

How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches

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Contrary to popular belief, the German cockroach did not originate from Germany, as a matter of fact entomologists theorize that these cockroaches originated in Southeast Asia. They also believe that German cockroaches hitchhiked their way to North America hundreds of years ago. Today, German cockroaches can now be found on every continent, except Antarctica! How’s … Read more How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches