Snakes

Garter Snake

GARTER SNAKES

The common garter snake is indigenous to North America. Most garter snakes have a pattern of yellow stripes on a brown background and their average length is about 1 metre (3.3 ft) to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft).

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Hantavirus Guide: Six Steps To Properly Fitting Your Respirator

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…

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Hantavirus Guide: Concerns In The Home

Cases of Hantavirus infection have been associated with the following activities in and around the home, farm, cottage or while outdoors. Planting or harvesting cropsOccupying previously vacant cabins or dwellingsCleaning barns, cottages and other outbuildingsDisturbing rodent infested areas while hiking or campingInhabiting dwellings with indoor rodent populations The best approach for disease control and prevention…

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Bed Bugs in Hotels

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…

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Bed Bugs in The Workplace: Dealing with Hitchhikers

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…

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