Pest Management

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Renos draw unwanted critters out of woodwork

New construction and renovations can turn up the heat on pest pressures, but proactive measures can help prevent future infestations.
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Waste management tips for avoiding unwanted pests

Summer is fast-approaching, which means annoying pests will soon be out in full force. These creatures can become a problem for a facility if left unchecked.
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Advances in pest control could help condos

Several recent advances in pest control could help condo managers combat the bed bugs, flies, others insects and rodents that can invade their properties.
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Spring pests return for flood season

Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
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Excess moisture increases pest pressure

In addition to making living spaces uncomfortable, indoor moisture problems can lead to structural damage, health and pest problems.
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Urbanization turbocharging pesticide resistance

Canada’s growing cities are fueling pesticide resistance as rodents, bed bugs and cockroaches better adapt to human environments.
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Warmer weather to boost fall rodent activity

Summer-like conditions this past September and now October may contribute to higher rodent activity in the fall season.
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Getting wasps to buzz off your facility

Wasps have a frightening reputation for their aggressive behaviour and are often seen in greater numbers towards the end of summer.
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No vacancy for pests in hotels

With the right strategy in place, hotels can put out the “no vacancy” sign for pests and help ensure guests have a pleasant stay.
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Keeping the dirtiest pests out of foodservice areas

To avoid negative publicity, it’s important to be aware of the dirtiest pests that are the greatest risk to your restaurant area.
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Facility fights bedbugs with creative invention

Bedbugs are becoming a huge concern in North America, spreading throughout hotels, stores, offices, apartment buildings.
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Facilities slack in averting bird collisions

Preventing avian collisions in urban settings may not be a maintenance priority, but municipal bird-friendly standards are only going to get tougher.
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Schools face risk of cockroach infestation

Cockroach infestations in schools are not uncommon. All it takes is one female with an egg case to start a population. Here are some prevention strategies.
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Duo builds ‘unique’ prototype for bin cleaning

Two Winnipeg men have designed and built a prototype of a mobile pressure washing truck that sustainably sterilizes and deodorizes all garbage bins.
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Pest prevention for pools and other amenities

A condominium’s amenities should set it apart from competitors, keeping owners and residents happy and suites occupied — at least, that’s the goal. A property
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Planning green cleaning programs in schools

Educational facilities are embracing green cleaning programs, where such use is pertinent because children are more vulnerable to environmental exposures.
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Why parking lot cleaning should be a priority

Since the parking lot is the first thing people see when entering a property, it should be treated like a welcome mat and cleaned routinely.