For MBM, Training isn't limited to Spring

Spring is a time for renewal: people begin to act or continue to build upon their New Year resolutions, Major League Baseball teams prepare for the regular season, and college students head to the gym to prepare for Spring Break. But for Migratory Bird Management, spring is a time when nuisance wildlife begin to cause havoc for property managers through nesting and increased numbers.  

In order to continue to consistently provide quality property management and environmental services, Migratory Bird Management has developed a rigorous training program for both canine handlers and canines through the guidance of our on-site, full-time canine trainer, Amy Dunlap.

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The Creepy, Crawly Facts about Bed Bugs in Office Buildings

By Carla Wagner, Operations Manager, Canine Detection & Inspection Services
 
One would think that the potential for bed bugs in office buildings would be extremely low, given the lack of, well, beds. Unfortunately, that’s not what pest professionals in the field are encountering.
 
In fact, a 2011 survey from the National Pest Management Association noted that the “most striking result in this year’s survey is the spread of bed bugs from housing to less ‘conventional’ settings” and that the percentage of respondents reporting bed bug encounters in commercial office buildings increased from 17 percent to 38 percent in one year alone. Another alarming fact is that residential and commercial pest-control service provider Orkin ranked Chicago number one in the U.S. for bed bug service requests in 2012.
 
The combination of these two statistics alone demonstrates the need for CRE professionals to be more aware of the potential threat of bed bugs in the workplace.
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October 2015 - Blog

Avian Flu: What You Should Know

We have gotten numerous emails and letters lately with questions about the Avian Flu, as well as consulting jobs to help prevent it. The following is what we know about the current US Avian Flu outbreak. Firstly, there is no reason to panic. There have been ZERO human cases of Avian Flu. However, you may feel the effects of this outbreak in your wallet when you buy eggs or chicken.

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