All school environments, from the smallest kindergarten class to a university campus, will have some unique challenges when it is time for them to implement a pest control program. School officials not only need to protect the well being of their students from all threats, even serious health threats that pests can pose, but they will also need to follow all of the federal and state mandates when they do this. There are rule sin place that will limit the use of product treatments, which means the school officials will need to look at other methods of preventing and removing pests within the building.

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There are many types of pests that we are able to find in a school setting. Children can bring some of these in with them, and then there is food and other items that are around the school that will attract pests on their own. A proactive approach is one of the best ways to ensure that you are able to keep the pests away and can take care of the school property.

Some of the pests that school officials will need to watch out for within the school property will include:

  • Rodents
  • Stinging insects
  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Cockroaches
  • Flies

You may also find that head lice can be a problem amongst students and will spread very quickly along the way. The treatment of louse will be different than other pests in that the parents should be alerted about this problem and then visit with a health professional to get it under control.

Because so many parents, teachers, and students go in and out of the property, it is hard to come up with the best plan to keep pests out. However, the first step is to make sure that all of the points of entry into the property are sealed and there are no hidden areas where the pests can make their home and not be seen. Keeping the school building cleaned up and avoiding messes for a long period of time will also ensure that the pests will not find a happy home within the property.

Many schools will decide to pair up with a licensed pest control professional to help them out. Since they are not able to use chemicals, other techniques will need to be implemented to help out here. These professionals will be able to provide the best options for pest prevention and removal of pests if they do get onto the property. This will ensure that the school is able to keep the problem of pests down to a minimum at all times.

When it comes to a school setting, you need to look at the right pest control services to help keep you safe. at Sprague Pest Control Solutions, you will be able to take control of any pest control issue and have a team by your side to keep all of the students safe. We are proud to offer commercial pest removal as well as rodent control and prevention for all school settings. Contact us today to learn more about our pest removal services.