Childcare facilities have two resources in abundance, both of which attract pests: water and moisture. Because of those common denominators, these are the most common pests you’ll find in a school or daycare environment:
Of course, that’s not a complete list—we’ll keep an eye out for other invaders and the occasional nuisance wildlife pest if they cross our path. Together, we’ll address these issues as they arise and plan the best course of action for getting pests under control.
We continue to stay ahead of the latest childcare facility pest control guidance and best practices, both from the EPA as well as regional and local agencies. After over 40 years serving the pest control needs of schools and childcare facilities in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine, we know the only constant is change. That’s why we’re constantly on the lookout for the latest trends and information. Not to mention, your communities are our communities—our children attend many of the very same schools and daycare centers we take care of.
Schools and daycares are places for learning, growing, and thriving. But providing a fulfilling educational experience isn’t only about building a comprehensive lesson plan or coordinating engaging activities. It’s also about creating an environment where children and students feel safe—and where pests never pose as a threat or a distraction.
Our pest control solution for academic and childcare facilities is an effective, environmentally sensitive approach called Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. For over 40 years, our IPM plan has helped keep pests in check with common-sense practices, including proper sanitation procedures, reliable structural barriers, inspection and monitoring, and accurate record keeping. Together, we’ll help you keep pests in their place: outside of the classroom.
With the help of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), our program works to prevent pest problems before they happen (and quickly respond to get rid of them when they do):
The first thing we’ll do is draft an individualized plan for your facility’s particular needs, but for most of our restaurant and retail food clients, our service is centered around these common steps:
We’re so confident in our BusinessGuard School & Daycare program to keep your campus pest-free, we back it up with an industry-leading service warranty. That means if any covered pests do show up at your facility, either during or in between our regular service calls, we’ll treat them at no additional charge.
That’s the beauty of IPM—through pest prevention and effective monitoring, you can avoid costly pesticides unless and until they are absolutely necessary.