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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From Goose Chasing to Bed Bugs?

The ever growing resume of man’s best friend

By Carla Wagner –Biologist –Wild Goose Chase – Canine Detection & Inspection Services

Business travelers beware: in the past few years there has been an explosion in the bed bug population, and you don’t have to travel overseas for these pesky pin sized bugs to hitch a ride back to your own home. An increase in non-stop international travel, along with the ban of DDT, and the lack of safe chemicals available for use in sleeping areas, these insects have been becoming more prevalent throughout the US in recent years.

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