Why Commercial Pest Control Is Needed For Schools

2/22/2018


four children smiling and sitting in a classroom

You’ve probably heard of bed bugs, and might be a little confused as to why they would infest a school. Their name implies that they solely reside in beds. This isn’t true. They infest clothing, bedding, upholstered furniture, rugs, etc. Beg bugs are found everywhere from hotels, libraries, airports—anywhere there is a high population of people. They feed on the blood of animals and humans alike. Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers, and crawl easily from one material to another and are easily spread. While they aren’t known to carry diseases, their bites are annoying and if scratched open can lead to infection.

When you think of cockroaches you may be reminded of their ability to withstand extreme conditions. They are extremely resilient and difficult to control. Cockroaches travel on or through garbage, animal feces, as well as drain and sewage pipes. Because of this, they are known to carry over 33 kinds of bacteria including salmonella and E. coli. Both of these are very dangerous for children to come in contact with. The discarded skins and feces have also been known to trigger asthma attacks, especially in young children.

Another common school pest is mice. No one likes mice, particularly mice that roam freely and reproduce rapidly. They are dangerous for students because they carry a variety of diseases, such as salmonellosis, hantavirus, and leptospirosis, all of which can be transmitted to people. They bring parasites like fleasticks, and mites to your property. Not only are they dangerous health-wise, they can even cause structural damage to a school, making it unsafe for children.

Indian meal moths may not be as commonly known but pose health risks to students as well. Their eggs and larvae can contaminate food sources. Those food sources should not be ingested and should be discarded immediately. An infestation of these pantry pests in a cafeteria could cause significant problems in lunchtime operations, and cost a good deal of money in terms of replacing food.

Schendel Pest Services, unlike pests, is a company that does have a moral compass and wants to provide commercial pest control for schools in our area. Our company has a long history of successful partnerships with school districts to prevent and eliminate pest problems within schools. We use an Integrated Pest Management protocol that aligns directly with the standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. We also promise to use the lowest active ingredient formulations and methods to solve a pest situation. We will closely monitor and keep records of any pest problems and effectively protect schools and the young students within them. If you’re concerned about your local school or want information on commercial pest control for schools, contact Schendel Pest Services today for more information.




 

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