Tag: pest management

Eek! Is Your Facility in One of the Country’s 50 Rattiest Cities?

Chicago continues its first-place run in the rat race in the U.S., topping Orkin’s Top 50 Rattiest Cities List for the ninth year in a row. Los Angeles moved up to the No. 2 ranking while New York rounds out the top 3 spots. Jumping up 10 spots this year is Houston to No. 20, and Greensboro, N.C., moves up 17 spots to […]

Beware These 5 Invasive Pests Causing Trouble Across the Country

Invasive species are causing serious concern as continued erratic weather conditions are allowing certain pests to increase their territory across the U.S. To help protect food, property, and health in the areas these pests invade, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is sharing key information and prevention tips for five invasive pests causing trouble throughout the country. […]

OSHA Cites Petco for Vermin, Chemical, Electrical Hazards

On July 21, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it cited Petco’s North Andover, Massachusetts, pet supply store for routinely exposing employees to live and dead rodents, as well as their droppings and urine. Agency inspectors also found that the North Andover store exposed employees to electrical hazards by blocking access to electrical […]

Are Your Facilities Ready for a Pest-Packed Season Ahead?

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released its bi-annual Bug Barometer, which forecasts what Americans can expect from pest populations in their respective regions across the U.S. this spring and summer based on weather patterns, long-term forecasts, and pest biology. Due to the erratic weather experienced across the U.S. this winter and warm and wet conditions on […]

Orkin Ranks Top 50 Termite-Infested Cities in the U.S.

Miami has overtaken Los Angeles for the No. 1 spot on Orkin’s annual Top 50 Termite Cities List. Tampa and Washington, D.C., rank third and fourth, respectively, with Raleigh rounding out the Top 5 this year. Orkin also provided tips to help prevent termites from destroying your property. The new Top 50 list is based on data from the […]

This Halloween, Protect Your Facilities from Energy Vampires, Creepy Crawlers, and More Scary Problems!

Although it’s time for Halloween, don’t be frightened by energy vampires, water witches, scary ghosts, and creepy crawlers. Here at Facilities Management Advisor, we want to give you a treat (and it’s not a candy bar). We know that what might scare you the most is not the bogyman, but high energy costs and the […]

How to Launch an Integrated Pest Management Program

Facilities professionals know what a problem pests can be for the commercial properties they manage. To control pests, which could affect the cleanliness, appearance, and safety of facilities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that professionals implement an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program, an environmentally friendly and commonsense approach that could apply to any […]