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.