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Pest hot spots: Receiving and storage areas

Work with your pest management professional to implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program to make sure pests aren’t given easy entry. By eliminating attractants in this area, an IPM approach helps control pests from getting in and taking over your facility.

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Keep your facility out of spider webs

Spiders may not be as common as ants and flies in healthcare and long-term care facilities, but their presence can pose serious problems. In a recent survey on pest control, about 10% of the Association for the Healthcare Environment members surveyed indicated that spiders are one of the hardest pests to control inside their facilities.

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Stay dry to stop mosquitoes this summer

Not only has summer brought along its signature heat, but the season also has dumped heavy rainfall in many regions across the country. The resulting weather has been good news for mosquitoes, – and bad news for facility managers who may hear the high-pitched buzzing of a mosquito infestation closing in, especially in parking areas, outside picnic areas and recreational areas.

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Be ready for flies this spring

You may have noticed lately that there is more than spring in the air. With the warmer weather comes a wealth of pest activity, which can include flies looking for a free meal at your long-term care or assisted living facility.

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Keep ants on the outside looking in

If you’ve been in the long term care business for a while, you’ve probably had to battle an ant or two inside your facility. You’re not alone. In the last three annual Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) member surveys on pest management, ants have reigned at the top as both the most common pest in healthcare facilities and the toughest to control.

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