It only takes an opening the size of a quarter for a rat to squeeze inside, and a hole the size of a dime for a mouse.
As the weather heats up, so does pest activity. And pests don’t necessarily slow down when the warm weather leads to afternoon rain in many parts of the country.
For the second-straight year, Chicago finds itself No. 1 in Orkin’s rankings of the top bed bug infested U.S. cities, ranked in order by the number of bed bug treatments performed by Orkin. Los Angeles was second, followed by Columbus, Ohio, Detroit and Cincinnati.
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.
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.
Orkin and the Association for the Healthcare Environment have released a survey that says the most challenging pests for healthcare facilities are ants, flies, roaches and bed bugs.