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Bed bugs are on the rise in cities all across the country, and Salt Lake City, Utah is no exception. These pests come out at night looking for a blood meal and often find it in the inhabitants of beds, biting their sleeping victims numerous times and then retreating to their hiding places when the sun comes up. These little blood suckers can be very difficult to identify because of their nocturnal habits and even more difficult to get rid of. To help you identify a bed bug problem and effectively get rid of it before it takes over your property, Sprague Pest Solutions has canines that are specially trained for detecting bed bug infestations. These dogs are excellent bed bug detectors and our dog June has been working hard to keep Salt Lake City bed bug free.
Just the mere thought of bed bugs is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl and now with college classes back in full swing, bed bug infestations are rapidly popping up all across Denver, Boulder and the surrounding areas of Colorado in dorms, sorority and fraternity houses as well as in student apartments.
Every year many homes and businesses in Denver, Boulder and throughout the state are invaded by mice, rats and other rodents seeking relief from the colder weather. Although they may appear harmless, rodents are actually capable of inflicting serious structural damage to Colorado homes and house fires have been result of rodents chewing on electrical wires. In addition to the risk they pose to homes, rodents also threaten the people and pets that dwell within. Rodent infestations may lead to contaminated food and the transmission of diseases like Salmonella and Hantavirus. We understand that rodents are a serious problem in Colorado and that is why we encourage homeowners to deter rodents and other winter invaders with these pest-proofing tips.
An article published on FoodProcessing.com
outlined a few changes to rules regarding pests in the coming months.
- Caulk, seal or otherwise repair gaps, cracks, crevices, flashings and all holes and gaps everywhere -- including screens, filters, door sweeps, utility penetrations, drop-ceilings, equipment mezzanines, dock plates, door thresholds … the list goes on.
- Look beyond the production floor. Don't overlook sanitation in break areas and waste disposal areas; here, too, prevention is a lot simpler than chemical remediation and the risk of lost production time.
- Attend to landscaping by trimming bushes and maintaining a foot-wide gravel perimeter around the building with the appropriate rodent trapping stations.
- Watch declining temperatures and talk to agricultural neighbors ready to harvest, cut or burn fields, which can chase rodents to your doorstep.
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