Education

ENSURE PEST PROTECTION

Maintaining a pest-free environment in education facilities from pre-school through graduate school is a responsibility Sprague takes very seriously. Custom-designed pest management and disinfection programs based on strictly followed IPM principles ensure your students, faculty and staff are protected from harmful pests, bacteria and viruses that are often present in classrooms, dormitories, cafeterias and dining halls, recreation and athletic, and daycare facilities.

Sprague has the capacity to service multiple facilities within a school district or campus and delivers pest management and disinfection programs that meet a facility’s specific needs but adhere to district or university wide protocols.

Our Approach

Rigorous, Thorough, Meticulous

Strategic Prevention

Reactive programs leave the door open to risk. We prevent complicated pest issues and partner with you to protect your business from potential threats.

Documentation

If it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen. Our reports include detailed inspection results and analysis of conditions or activity that could impact your program.

Smart Selection

We reserve the right to select the best possible products and services available. It’s one of the advantages of being a service company, not a product company.

Communication

We start with real people having real conversations. Then back it up with versatile communication systems to give information when and how you want it.

Standards-Based

Our reputation has been built on consistently performing to the toughest standards in food safety, third party audits, customer requirements, federal agency and local government.

Sprague Solutions

Baits

Baits eliminate insect activity and reduce rodent pressure. Non-toxic baits can help us monitor rodent activity and be useful in sensitive situations.

Biological Control

We often use biological growth regulators to prevent populations from multiplying. In special situations, parasitic wasps may be used to prey on problematic insects.

Bioremediation

Bioremediation is using natural bacteria to remove fats, oils, and greases. It’s applied in hard to clean areas like drains, grease traps, wastewater pools, soda dispenser trays.

Canine Inspections

Our trained, certified bed bug dogs will sniff out bed bugs quickly and discretely. Then we’ll follow up with a visual inspection by an expertly trained technician. One-time-only and ongoing inspection services are available in select markets.

Exclusion

This one sounds like a no-brainer, but trust the experts to do it right. Let us seal, screen, net and caulk potential pest entry points to keep them out of your place of business.

Heat Treatment

For some pests, we use industrial heaters to raise insects’ body temperatures until they reach their thermal deathpoint. This method can be very effective in solving your insect issue without the use of chemicals.

Insecticides

Combined with longer-lasting prevention techniques, targeted insecticide treatments provide immediate relief for a wide range of ants, cockroaches, flies, spiders, stored food pests and wood destroying organisms.

Insect Light Traps

ILTs are an efficient, non-chemical means to control adult flies. Providing 24-hour protection, they capture flies and prevent contamination of otherwise safe food and environments. Regular cleaning, glue board and annual lamp replacement ensure optimal year-round performance.

Light Repair

Sometimes, a minor repair is all it takes prevent a pest infestation. Make sure it’s done right by calling the Sprague team to correctly seal, screen or caulk potential pest entry points to keep them out of your business.

Pest Prevention

Sometimes it’s as simple as eliminating food, water or shelter to prevent pest activity. Sprague has a detailed understanding of pest biology, experience and creativity, so trust our team to work with you to stop pests before they jeopardize health, safety and property.

Pheromone Monitoring

This is an excellent way to monitor for stored product pests. Our experts study trapped insects for early signs that a new pest has been introduced, and where in the facility they’ve been spotted. We’ll then analyze and observe trends to anticipate and prevent seasonal increases and measure treatment effectiveness.

Products

At Sprague, we pride ourselves on offering the very best, proven choices available on today’s market. We’re not a manufacturer or product-focused company, so count on us to recommend only the most effective, efficient and field-proven insect light traps, fly traps and other pest control products.

Sanitation Audits

Audits for restaurants, food processors, and others; to evaluate areas that may need sanitation cleaning such as potential food and water sources for various pests.

Third Party Consulting

Having an expert opinion is critical when food safety, money, customers and your reputation is on the line. For pest prevention across a wide range of industries, Sprague’s got it covered.

Trapping

Trapping is a highly effective method for getting rid of rodents and insects. With a keen understanding of pest behavior and biology, our Sprague specialists rely on an arsenal of traps to monitor or eliminate pest activity.

ULV Treatments

This option allows for the use of non-residual insecticides by means of a ULV generator. Sometimes called “fogging”, the treatment is effective on exposed insects. Insect growth regulators are often applied in this manner.

Case Studies

We’re more than a pest control company. We protect your brand, your customers, your employees and the environment in which you do business.
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What Our Clients Say

  • The service has been really good. Nick, our technician is outstanding. We had another company before and it doesn't compare. We couldn't ask for anything more.
    Mary, Early Childhood Education Director
    Tacoma, WA