Archives - January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011

Smelly Ants Creep in to West Seattle Homes

April

14

2011

Odorous House Ants invaded this homeowner's residence and Sprague's Grant Gummow was on hand to talk about how the ants are attracted to moisture and more.

http://www.king5.com/news/local/West-Seattle-Ants-119810589.html

To learn more about ants, check out our Insect Control services by clicking HERE or call your local Sprague Service Center.

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Sprague Pest Solutions Celebrates April as National Pest Management Month

April

05

2011

Whether it’s ants, termites, spiders, fleas, bed bugs or rodents, pest professionals help prevent pests from spreading disease, destroying homes and property and contaminating food. This April, Sprague Pest Solutions is proud to observe National Pest Management Month, which is formally recognized each year by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). The observance recognizes the pest management industry’s contribution to society in protecting food, health and property from the harm and destruction of pests and the safe use of pest management products.

“Working in an industry that is constantly evolving to combat different pests each year is a challenge,” says Carrie Thibodeaux, Sprague’s Client Experience Director.  “National Pest Management Month provides an opportunity to recognize our pest professionals for the important work that they do to keep our communities healthy and safe.”

National Pest Management Month has been recognized for more than 30 years and goes beyond saluting an industry to increasing public awareness about the serious threats pests can pose and the invested dedication pest management professionals have in protecting against such threats.

“In honor of National Pest Management Month, Sprague Pest Solutions is reminding our clients to take time this month to pest-proof their homes and businesses,” says Jeff Weier, Technical Director. “Simple steps like sealing cracks around the outside of your home or business, trimming branches and shrubbery away from the structure and reducing areas of moisture indoors can go a long way to help prevent pest problems. Business managers and homeowners should contact a pest professional if a pest infestation is suspected.”

To learn more about pests and ways to pest-proof your home, visit www.spraguepest.com.

Sprague Pest Solutions is a family-owned business providing pest management and prevention services throughout the Northwest and Intermountain Regions of the country. Headquartered in Tacoma, WA, the company has been in business since 1926. For more information, visit Spraguepest.com.

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property, reflected in the continuing education of the pest control professional and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. For more information, visit Pestworld.org.

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Protect Your Facilities and Brand from Ants

March

29

2011

Business owners and managers throughout Portland, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions understand that insects and rodents have the ability to damage stock, cause structural damage and will even tarnish a reputation earned by hard work.  Bed bugs, flies and rats are frequently cited as commercial pests but with spring finally here, it is time to start thinking about protecting your facilities from annoying ants.

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House Votes 46-8 in Support of H.R. 872

March

17

2011

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted 46-8 in support of H.R. 872.  Members voting against the measure were:  Elijah Cummings (MD), Peter DeFazio (OR), Donna Edwards (MD), Bob Filner (CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX), Daniel Lipinski (IL), and Grace Napolitano (CA). 
Bed Bug Research, Reducing Regulatory Burdens Top Items for Discussion

Sprague Pest Solutions was in Washington, D.C. last week to encourage support for H.R. 872.

H.R. 872, Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2011, is a bipartisan bill to reduce the regulatory burdens posed by the case National Cotton Council v. EPA (6th Cir. 2009). Under the court ruling, pesticide users, which include farmers, ranchers, forest managers, state agencies, city and county municipalities, mosquito control districts, and water districts, among others would have to obtain a duplicative permit under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for the use of pesticides. Pesticide applications are already highly regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The legislation amends FIFRA and the CWA to clarify Congressional intent and eliminates the requirement of a NPDES permit for the use of FIFRA-registered pesticides.

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