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SEATTLE -- The mere mention of the Internal Revenue Service is enough to make most people squirm, but now some of the agency's own employees are feeling queasy after discovering bedbugs in their office.
An IRS worker first spotted a single bedbug at the Seattle office in October. An exterminator trapped a second bug, and that was enough for IRS officials to send in the hounds.
Exterminators use dogs trained to sniff out the insects, and the dog who canvassed the IRS offices didn't find any more bugs.
Exterminator Grant Gummow didn't help with the IRS case, but he suspects the bedbugs discovered in the Federal Building hitched a ride to work from an employee's home.
"You have your purse next to your bed, or a bag. The bedbugs crawl into the bag, you carry it and have bedbugs at work," Gummow said.
It's never easy finding bedbugs, and Gummow said that because office chairs are perfect hiding spaces for the insects, finding them in a large office building can be even more difficult.
An IRS employee anonymously complained about seeing another bedbug several weeks ago, but agency officials say no more bugs have been found at the office.
They say they'll continue to monitor the situation.
There is nothing worse for your company’s reputation than multiple mouse or rat sightings, especially if you are running a restaurant. Mice and rats are abundant on the streets of Portland and Seattle, and once they have been seen in your place of business, it can be very hard to gain back the trust of your clientele. In some cases, even the most loyal of patrons may not return because of one bad experience. This is one problem that you definitely never want to have to deal with.
Now that we have had our first snow storm of the year here in Denver, and the cold weather is moving in, many pests are starting to seek shelter. Often times, the shelter they find is your place of business. Birds, most commonly pigeons, roost on signs, roofs, beams, and anywhere else they can find a place to land.
From the Seattle Business Magazine Awards website;
Five years after W.B. Sprague founded his pest control company in Pierce County in 1926, A.H. Treleven Sr. bought the company and soon brought in his son, A.H. Treleven Jr. Now operating out of nine service centers in eight Western states, privately owned Sprague Pest Solutions was named a Best Company to Work For in 2011 by Seattle Business magazine and continues to grow and prosper under the third-generation management of brothers Larry and Alfie Treleven. To celebrate its 85th anniversary, Sprague entered a new market—Denver, Colorado—and initiated work on creating a succession plan. — S.W.
We are thrilled to be recognized by our community. Thank you!
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