Tag: rodents

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 […]

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 […]

A Mild Winter Means More Pests in These Top 10 U.S. Cities

A winter with warmer temperatures than normal could mean more pests like ticks and mosquitos, especially in 10 major U.S. cities, according to the bi-annual Vector Sectors list from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). “People aren’t the only ones enjoying the warmer-than-average winter season this year,” said Dr. Jim Fredericks, SVP of public affairs […]

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 […]