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About Pest Control Solutions for Apartments

Posted by Ruger Ruff on Oct 20, 2019

Commercial and urban centers usually have a high influx of people in the workplace and apartments. Due to the availability of numerous potential food sources, theses areas provide safe harbourage and breeding grounds for pests like cockroaches, rats, bed bugs, clothes moths, and mice to fester. For apartment buildings, the shared utilities and adjoining walls provide room for free and easy mobility when acquiring resources. Pest control becomes a tricky endeavor, especially when there’s a high turnover rate of residents, renters, and workers moving in and out throughout the day from many different environments; bringing with them many different pests to the establishment.

Roach Control

Roaches are the most common form of pests that invade offices, apartments, kitchens and pretty much any establishment with food sources. Considering the diseases they can spread, it’s astonishing how cockroaches are the least talked about pests. Some of the conditions and diseases they transmit may include salmonellosis, typhoid fever, plague, cholera, and dysentery. If you’re a restaurant owner and your place is infested with cockroaches, then chances are your business is losing customers and could ultimately get shut down.

Roaches are fast breeders with one egg sac capable of producing 16 to 32 new roaches, which is unfortunate for most of us. Roaches are resistant to a variety of pesticides as a result of improper DIY treatment methods producing super-roaches. Call a professional pest control technician to conduct an inspection and eliminate the roaches. Remember, cleanliness is next to Roachlessness.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are most prevalent in apartments that have a high turnover rate or high traffic units. These hitchhikers can easily enter your premise in several ways. Bed bug eggs can stick behind pictures, bed frames, suitcases, curtains, boxes, folded clothes or furniture and easily transported during travel. These creatures are exceptionally resilient and can be challenging to eliminate since they can enter a semi-dormant state that allows them to survive until suitable conditions arise to feed. Bed bugs have the award for hide-and-seek considering how they can find amazing spots to hide. Bed bugs complaints are bad for business; which is why you should call a commercial pest control professional to conduct a bed bug inspection and treatment.

Finding pests in the apartment space or work area can really be distressing, especially if one is particularly squeamish. For the workplace, a pest infestation may come off as unprofessional and shed your business in a negative light since an infestation is usually associated with unhygienic surroundings. So if you’re a business owner or apartment manager, consider getting commercial pest control services for a quick solution.

Pest Control Plan for the Homeowner’s Association

Posted by Molly Paws on Oct 15, 2019

The homeowners association was designed with the purpose of maintaining property within a certain area. Members of the association may set specific rules for those living in a common area while also keeping up with the maintenance of the properties that are in that area. Keeping up with the upkeep does involve handling any potential pest-related problems. Even the cleanest tenants can end up experiencing an issue with some sort of pests at some point, including bed bugs, mice, rats, ant, bees and even roaches. Because these are issues that can and likely will occur at some point, the homeowners association should have a pest control plan put in place.

It is important for the homeowners association to find a reliable pest control company that provides commercial services with experience dealing with hoa and common area pest problems. They will need to find a company that provides assorted pest control services because they never know what they might end up dealing with at some point or another. After finding a reliable pest control company to hire, it is necessary for the homeowners association to have someone come out to the properties on a routine basis to perform simple inspections. An experienced pest control expert will know what to look for when inspecting for various types of pests, including bed bugs, mice, rats, ants, bees, roaches, termites and more.

If there are any pest-related problems, the pest control company can then handle these issues. The steps that are followed by the pest control company would depend on the types of pests that are found inside of the different properties. For example, if rodents are present in one or more of the properties, the pest control company could find out where the pests are coming from, seal any holes, and set traps to capture those rodents and get them out for good. If bed bugs are present in one or more of the properties, insecticides may be used to help with killing the bed bugs and getting them off the premises before they can spread any further to any of the other properties.

Pest control is just one of the many things that the homeowners association will need to take seriously when maintaining different properties. It is important to stay on top of pest control problems because different types of pests can spread quickly and cause problems for the people that live inside of these different properties. If and when homeowners associations team up with a reliable pest control company, they will not need to worry.

Pest Control: Noise in the Attic? Free Holiday Consultation!

Posted by Ruger Ruff on Nov 29, 2017

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Where’s that sound coming from? Is it in the attic? Can you hear it? It’s a gnawing, scratching sound like a small chisel eating away at a wood beam. It’s only the second week of December and way too early for Santa Claus to come knocking. Besides, why would Santa want to scratch around in the attic? You didn’t leave any cookies in there for him. There must be something else making all that noise. Wait… why did the light in the kitchen ceiling just flash? Oh no! It must be rats.

Rats and mice are notorious for burrowing and hiding in your walls and in your attic, especially during the holiday season. Throughout the winter months, they look for ways to keep warm, just like everyone else… and your home is ideal. A rodent infestation in your house is the last thing you want or need to deal with along with all the stress of the holidays. And once you’ve seen one mouse or rat, you’re bound to discover more.

Once rodents make a nest in your home, it’s tough to remove them. You could try using poison bait to drive them away. The problem with poisons though, you run the risk of the rodent dying in your walls or ceiling and rotting. There is nothing quite like the smell of rotting rodent to turn your holiday dinner into a disaster.

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You could attempt to use traps to capture your rodent freeloaders. The concern with traps is you run the risk of possibly being bit if you do happen to catch the rodent. Although there aren’t many cases of rodents caring rabies, they do carry other diseases that can cause you and your family great harm. Plus, if you do use a trap, there’s no guarantee you will catch all of the rodents. And what if the rodent you caught had babies? They too would die and rot, causing the same issue as using the poison bait.  Also, rodents are very clever and often are able to elude capture while still stealing away the bait from a trap.

Rodents are simply too much stress to add to your already hectic schedule. What you need is a professional! You need someone who knows how to eliminate your rodent and pest problems easily and effectively without any added stress. The professionals at AIPM are expertly trained in removing rodents and all types of pests. Their effective and efficient methods will rid you of all of your pest problems without worries of your family’s health or safety.

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Worried about rodents returning? There’s no need. AIPM knows all the tricks to keep rodents from returning to your home. They can set up a routine plan to make certain you have year-round, round the clock care so you will never have an issue with rats, mice, insects or any wild pests ever again. Contact AIPM and schedule your free holiday consultation today. See how the professionals at AIPM can help eliminate some of the stress in your life so you can enjoy the holiday’s pest free.

Resources: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/exposure/animals/other.html