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  • Writer's pictureJeffery McChesney

Communication Is Key To Solving Ongoing Pest Problems

Ants marching in a row to a stop sign

One of the trickiest ongoing challenges for community housing residents and managers is pest management. Finding ways to control these attempts by pests to invade and set up residence while minimizing potentially toxic situations is troublesome for many. Pests such as mice, rats, cockroaches, and even bed bugs love close-knit housing communities as they travel from apartment to apartment virtually unnoticed at first. It is only when a building has become almost completely overrun with an infestation that measures are finally taken to reduce or eliminate the problem.

Integrated Pest Management--Making Pest Eradication A Team Effort

In any residence, it can be difficult to eliminate pests entirely, and in communities such as senior housing communities, apartment complexes, and hospitals, it can be next to impossible if innovative approaches to pest control are not employed. Integration of several steps is necessary to ensure that ongoing pest problems are stopped:

  • Cutting edge elimination and pest control techniques must be implemented.

  • Removing the source of food and water from areas where pests are known to feed is necessary.

  • Communication becomes key between residents, staff, and pest control experts as everyone reports the effectiveness of pest removal efforts.

Removing pests for good becomes a team effort as we work cooperatively with everyone involved to make communities clean, safe, and pest-free.

Pest Problems Should Not Be Managed, They Should Be Stopped

In addition to the poor reputation a community can develop as a result of pest infestation, pests of any kind can cause serious health problems if not eradicated. Certain types of rodents, insects, and microbes can cause disease that can quickly spread from person to person, causing issues like respiratory disease, illness, and more severe conditions that may result in death. Believe it or not, one of the most common ways that pests travel from place to place within multi-housing communities is on the shoes of the people that live and work within them! Placing an emphasis on open communication among staff and residents is key to eliminating existing problems and preventing new ones from occurring.

The Problem With Pesticides

One of the most common---and archaic---ways to combat any pest control problem is with the use of pesticides. Pesticides are designed to be toxic to pests, but when used improperly, they can be toxic to people and pets as well. Older adults, children, and those with already compromised immune systems are particularly at risk from the toxic residue that is present after improperly serviced communities. Pest control innovators are now turning to more environmentally friendly methods of extermination that ensure total pest eradication while maintaining the integrity of living spaces. Our innovative use of advanced technology control techniques, the revolutionary targeted heat Cimex Eradicator, and environmentally friendly materials that provide ongoing control and coverage months and years after application make our pest control efforts effective and permanent. We target a number of specific pests with elimination protocols specific to their species, making us a leader in pest removal.

Tips For Preventing Ongoing Infestation

Besides having cutting edge pest control techniques at your disposal, it is essential to be proactive and preventative when dealing with ongoing problems. No one deserves to live with the mental, physical, and emotional stress associated with pest infestations; follow these tips for effective prevention and proactive pest control:

  1. Monitor living spaces for infestation activity. Upon seeing any telltale signs of an infestation, such as dead bugs, rodent feces, or even blood stains on bedding or clothing, make sure you contact professional pest control services immediately to assess the situation and provide valuable advice on how to eliminate the problem.

  2. Inspect living spaces and common areas for areas of weakness. Holes in walls, broken screens, and cracks in foundational walls are all areas where pests and rodents could take up residence. Making regular inspections of all living areas and common areas will uncover areas that need attention. Make repairs as needed and call in pest control experts to see if you are at risk for existing infestations.

  3. Remove sources of food and water for potential pests. Pools of standing water, unsealed food containers, and even pet food are open invitations for unwelcome visitors, some of whom are looking to stay long term. Sealing up food in impenetrable containers and drying up standing water will help to deter long term residents from setting up camp.

  4. Communicate! If you see a problem, or if you are experiencing a problem with infestation yourself, report it to building officials and seek outside help from qualified pest professionals. Remaining silent for too long will result in a much larger problem that will be hard to contain. Early detection and eradication are best to keep pests at bay.

Pest Preppers: The Best In The Business

Pest Preppers has years of experience and hundreds of satisfied clients that attest to their excellence of service and proven effectiveness in eliminating pest problems. No matter what pests you are dealing with--rodents, cockroaches, bedbugs---we have the knowledge, expertise, and specialized tools and eradication methods to get the job done right. Don’t deal with the stress of an infestation one minute longer; let us transform your home into its clean and comfortable condition once more. Visit to set up your inspection. A clean, pest-free home and peace of mind will be yours once more!


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