If you are a hotel or other type of travel hot spot, you may be experiencing a break in travelers and guests. With the end of the summer season, the kids back in school, and still quite some time before the holiday season, now is the perfect time to up your ante on bed bug prevention. The travel industry is still at one of the highest threats for bed bug infestations due to the massive amount of people traveling from all over.
Seattle, Wash. – If you own a business or work near the Highway 99 Viaduct you should prepare yourself for an influx of unwanted customers – rodents and cockroaches. The Seattle waterfront is no stranger to these nasty pests and as the Highway 99 tunnel project gains steam, this massive undertaking is forcing pests to find new places to hide, feed, and unleash their damaging and public health behavior.
We are encouraging business owners in the “pest impact zone” and surrounding downtown areas to review their property’s pest defense plan to guard against Norway and roof rat, mice, and American cockroach infestations.
The potential harm these pests present include contaminating and spoiling food supplies, transmission of disease and bacteria, and structural damage to buildings and electrical wiring.
“Anytime a major construction project, like the Highway 99 tunnel, gets going pests are going to have their harborage areas disturbed and will seek new sources for food and shelter,” says Jeff Weier, Sprague’s long-time technical director and board certified entomologist. “The best defense in these cases is prevention. Having the proper exclusion work done now will save you time, money, hassles and potentially major pest problems down the road.”
Seattle has experienced similar large surges in rodent and pest activity during the demolition of buildings to make way for the construction of the Columbia Center, the Seattle Bus Tunnel project of the late 1980s and the demolition of the Kingdome.
To spread the word to local businesses, we are launching a bike billboard campaign. The campaign will kick off on September 13 with bike messengers, towing A-frame signs through downtown and the Seattle waterfront to raise awareness to the situation.
The signs will feature a customized ad campaign using catch phrases such as “Save Your Building! Ratpocalypse is coming!”; “Sven the Rat is coming to your neighborhood!!” and “Prevent the destruction – Call Sprague.”
The two-wheel marketers will also hand out information encouraging business owners and residents to follow Sprague’s resident rodent expert, Sven the Rat, on Twitter @Ratpocalypse, and to act early to prevent rodent and pest infestations. Look for our bikers on Seattle streets surrounding the Pest Impact Zone.
For more information on how to protect your business from rodent and pest infestations as a result of the Highway 99 project, contact Sprague Pest Solutions at 206/323-5660, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.spraguepest.com/seattletunnel.
Sprague Pest Solutions, founded in 1926, delivers innovative pest solutions to clients throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado and parts of Montana, Wyoming and Nevada. Sprague is a Copesan Services partner.
There is no doubt about it, birds are certainly an obnoxious pest to contend. Pigeons, sparrows, and other pest birds create an look of filth in the areas they infest, they spread disease and cause illness, and they can ruin a business’s hard earned image and reputation. Fortunately, solutions do exist when it comes to bird control.
They feed on human blood and can be found in hotels, bedrooms, apartments, condos, planes, trains, and taxis. Any guesses? Well, although it may seem like a vampire situation, we’re talking about bed bugs here. These tiny, blood suck insects are continuing to infest homes and businesses across Idaho including Boise which means bed bug control needs to take priority.