29 09, 2017

Pest Management Considerations After Flooding

The severe flooding parts of the country have experienced over the last couple of months had catastrophic effects on human health and property, and the aftermath can be just as devastating. In the days and weeks following a flood, pest problems can explode and compound the difficulties and challenges associated with recovery and rehabilitation. An [...]

6 06, 2016

Rodenticide Act in California May Affect Rodent Control in Your State

Rodents like House mice, Norway rats and roof rats are one of the biggest threats to food safety and sanitation since they spread E. coli, Salmonella, Campylobacter, and other illnesses carried in their feces, urine, and saliva. Rodenticides are primary and effective first-line of defense against rodent infiltrations. Eliminating these rodent control methods without an equally [...]

10 03, 2016

Rodents, Food, and Humans – a Deadly Combination

What could really happen if your customer eats food that has been contaminated by rodents? It’s no secret that rodents and food simply do not mix. The sight of a rodent not only deters your customers from returning, but is also attached with major health issues and public safety concerns. The How Rodents are dangerous [...]

2 03, 2016

[Tech Talk] Rodent Bait Stations as Pest Monitors

By Will Hansen Often, the preventive services we offer as pest management professionals are perceived as the sole solutions to our clients’ current pest issues. This should not always be the case; I look at the services we provide as, foremost, informational, then preventive and finally curative. One of the ways we have found to make [...]

21 12, 2015

Keeping Rodents Out This Winter

Rodentologists and other pest experts across the country speculate that rat populations are higher now than they have been at any point in the past decade. Rats are not just a nuisance, they are a serious threat to business owners. And, with winter right around the corner, these pests are on their way into your [...]

28 05, 2015

The Challenge Of Commercial Rat Control

Protecting a business from rat intrusion can be a challenge. Pest rats--the most common being the roof rat and the Norway rat--are able to squeeze or chew their way through small gaps, walk across electric and telephone wires, fall from a height of 50 feet without being hurt, and leap up to four feet horizontally. But [...]

17 12, 2014

Why You Have Roof Rats

Do you have a roof rat problem? You’re not alone. These mammals with the Latin name Rattus rattus are widely distributed throughout the US and have been known to be called by several different monikers, including black rat and ship rat. They are more at home in warmer climates so are typically found in large [...]