Schools and Child Care Facilities Pest Control
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Pest Control for the Schools and Child Care Facilities - Sunshine Coast

It’s no secret that kindergartens, schools, colleges and universities need to be clean and hygienic and to offer the best possible conditions for children to study in. The last thing you want is to have pests crawling around the desks or bathrooms, and kids to come to school feeling disgusted or to leave the school with various diseases caused by pests.

Pests will make it hard for kids to concentrate, but they can also contaminate the food in the cafeteria, gyms, lockers,  dumpsters and the bathrooms. Others may not be harmful, but they can be very annoying, so you need to take action right away. Pests can make their way into schools through opened doors and windows, but also through tiny cracks and crevices.

While you can take certain precautionary measures and maintain good hygiene, they can still invade and cause problems. This is because doors and windows are constantly being opened, and lots of children come and go every day. Some pests like fleas or lice can be brought by certain students and spread among other kids. By the time a few pests are noticed, it can already be too late and hundreds of others can lurk inside and around the school.

Pest problems can lead to property damage but also to operational interruptions and delays. They can cause the school to break laws and regulations related to public health, and may also damage the reputation of the institution. This is why you need to call Safeguard Pest Control right away!

Common Pests in Schools and Child Care Facilities

Bed Bugs – these are small but very annoying insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They can run fast and also multiply a lot if not treated. They do not transmit any diseases, yet they are still unpleasant and nobody wants to have bugs in their school or university dorm. They can leave red and itchy marks on the body and small spots of excrements on sheets and walls.

Bees and Wasps – not only they can buzz around and sting students, but can also cause serious allergic reaction to some individuals.

Cockroaches – they are disgusting to see, but are also destructive, resilient and can cause health issues. They are usually associated with filth and clutter, and can spread very fast. They can feed on just about any type of food that humans consume, but can also survive for up to 1 month without food.

Fleas – they are very small yet very annoying and dangerous insects, and can cause irritation and disease to both humans and pets. They can jump up to 80 times their height, which is quite incredible. They can go for 100 days without a host, and can multiply quickly. They can cause irritations of the skin, which makes people or pets scratch and irritate the areas even further. But the biggest concern is that fleas can transmit a lot of diseases and parasites.

Lice – these are parasite insects with no wings that feed on blood. Some species live on the head and are quite common in elementary schools, while others stay on the body. Their bites can cause excessive itching and redness, and the frequent scratching can then cause skin infections. Not only this, but the body lice can also transmit diseases such as typhus, relapsing fever or trench fever.

Rodents – rats and mice are constantly looking for food and shelter, and they don’t hesitate to enter schools. Not only they can contaminate food and damage buildings, but they can also put the health of students and teachers in danger. They can spread more than 35 diseases, whether through direct contact, feces, saliva or through their ticks, fleas and mites. So it is very important to stay protected and to take action as soon as you notice any signs

Termites – they are tiny insects that are usually confused with ants, but which are much more invasive and destructive. A termite queen can lay millions of eggs each year, so they can multiply very fast. Their main source of food is cellulose, which can be found in wood, paper, wires and various other materials found in schools and child care facilities. It’s important to call a specialist as soon as you notice any signs of termites, in order to prevent them from spreading and doing more damage.

Ticks – they are very small yet very dangerous insects that are related to spiders. These pesky critters carry some dangerous microbes, but they are very easy to miss and have painless bites. Some people do experience swelling, blistering and itchiness. Among the microbes transmitted by ticks we can find the Lyme disease bacteria, the Babesia protozoa, the Anaplasma, Ehrlichia and even viruses that cause encephalitis. Tick bites are not only unpleasant, but they can also make students very sick and uncomfortable.

Birds – they can cause damage to roof tiles and also block guttering with their nests and feathers. Not to mention the dirty droppings they can leave on buildings, vehicles and paved areas.

Safeguard Pest Control

When it comes to dealing with pests in schools and child care facilities, you need to work with a professional and experienced company. We have been in business for over 30 years and we have thousands of satisfied clients all over the Sunshine Coast. Our technicians are well trained and experienced, and we only use substances that are certified and safe for humans and pests. We offer pest control solutions to residential and commercial areas as well as to schools and hospitals. We adapt our treatments based on the particularities of each property, and can handle a wide variety of pests.

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Get Rid of Pests Now!

So if you want to keep your children and teachers happy and healthy, and avoid getting a bad reputation, call us right away! Whether you have issues with mites, rodents, lice, crickets, weevils, earwigs, wasps, moths, bees, termites, lawn grubs, geckos, fleas, mosquitoes, flies, bed bugs, silverfish, pantry pests, beetles or ticks, we are here to help!

Book your Safeguard treatment now by calling 07 5477 6675 or emailing info@safeguardpestcontrol.com.au and allow us to protect your property against these dangerous and annoying pests.

Popular Questions

Do you spray in kitchens and around food?

Yes we spray in kitchens and around food however we recommend your food to be properly sealed and stored while our treatment is carried out, We use only the best and safest chemical that have low toxicity to humans. Book today call (07) 5477 6675 or email us.

How often should I get a pest control treatment done?

You should get a pest control treatment done at least every 6 to 12 months, our work comes with a 12-month warranty (Terms and conditions apply) We will notify you after 12 months so you can be sure you’re protected all year round. Call us on (07) 5477 6675 to book your Pest control treatment today.

Do we have to vacate the property while you spray?

Our chemicals are safe for you and your family to be around during the treatment. You don’t have to vacate the property while the service is being done. call (07) 5477 6675 to talk with Safeguard Pest Control about any concerns you might have!

Will wet weather affect the treatment?

Some treatments will be postponed, most pest control treatments usually are not affected as properties have eaves and guttering that overhang the exterior walls. Call (07) 5477 6675 or email us to organise your pest control treatment today!

Do you spray inside the house or just outside?

An Internal and external spray will usually be conducted unless a different treatment plan is discussed. For more information check out our Residential Pest control page or Contact us or call (07) 5477 6675  today.

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