Do you know how many restaurants are inspected each year? All 24,000. That’s a lot of letter grades. Manypeople do take into consideration these grades when deciding on a place to eat—and with so many dining options, diners do not have to risk their health or comfort by eating at any restaurant that cannot score an “A.”
Bed Bug Treatment Techniques from the Experts
If you haven’t experienced any bed bug horror stories, then you most likely have heard a few. Although the bed bug epidemic of 2010 might be over, according to Brooklyn Magazine, they are still around and ready to attack. Bed bugs can result in serious issues, from lawsuits to closing up shop. Here are the insider techniques of an expert pest technician, which you can use to keep your business--and bed bugs--under control.
Bed Bug Inspection and Awareness
Because several employees may be visiting rooms and interacting with guests, staff should be trained and remain alert for evidence of bed bugs in rooms and on guests. If activity is suspected one should inspect the mattress, box spring and headboard for any insects. If an insect is found a sample should be saved and verified by a trained staff member or pest management personnel. If bed bug activity is confirmed alert your pest control company in a manner to allow for in-house preparation and bed bug treatment.
Standard Pest has been located in Queens, NY for 85 years, and our staff is as diverse as our home borough. Standard's employees are from all backgrounds and we are proud of our diversity. A number of Standard techs from Trinidad and Tobago are members of a local Chowtal group that is achieving local notoriety. Recently, the TNT Richmond Hill Chowtal Group had the opportunity to perform at City Hall in NYC. Chowtal is a form of folksong of North India's Bhojpuri region, sung by amateurs during the vernal Phagwa or Holi festival. In Chowtal, two rows of singers face each other (semi-circle), with a "dholak" drummer at one end, and sing lines of Hindi text antiphonally. Congratulations to our team members!
14 Bed Bug Tips – Do’s and Don’ts
Dealing with bed bugs is not easy. Hopefully you read our last post on developing a bed bug treatment plan. Either way, here are a few bed bug tips to keep in mind if you encounter any infestations. Feel free to use these to supplement your bed bug action plan.
Moving can be exciting at times, for example, when moving in with your spouse, upsizing, or moving into your dream neighborhood. But beware of common household pests. These home pests can be a big problem if not addressed appropriately. It is much better to discover household pests before you move in so that you can avoid exponential expansion of these home pests during your sleep. Here are some tips to help you learn whether or not you have any common household pests in your new home.
The first task you want to complete is a line of sight inspection. You should be concerned about household pests if:
You wake up on a normal day. The sun is out and you are feeling great, as if nothing can bring you down. You head to the hotel you manage and with a smile you greet your guests and staff as you walk through the lobby. You enter your office when a few moments later your phone rings. You answer and it’s the front desk. The last thing you ever want to hear, which you could not have even fathomed is:
“Sir/Ma’am, we have reports of bed bugs in room 2010. What do we do?”
Well, what do you do? Although we hope for the best, we must always prepare for the worst. So, do you have a hotel bed bug treatment plan? If you do not have a bed bug action plan for your hospitality business, here are tips to help you devise one.
Crisis management is essential in any business and you should know how to respond in difficult situations. You want to write a clear and thoughtful plan detailing steps that would be taken as part of the bed bug treatment for your hotel. Speak with your peers or colleagues and even consult with a pest control company, but do not let another day go by without working on a bed bug treatment.
How will you apologize to your guest(s) and what can you do to treat any bites or infestations?
Answering these questions is extremely important in the hospitality industry, as your reputation directly affects your business; unpreparedness can be viewed as negligence by even your most loyal guests and you want to avoid negative publicity.
Birds and Pigeons can create big problems for NYC Brownstones, birds will nest and roost on various areas of the building. In particular they love the cornice ledges, architechture, windowsills, roof lines etc.... Further birds create all sorts of problems like droppings, health hazards, slip hazzard & of course a huge eyesore. Standard Pest specialized in keeping bird off your brownstone, we offer the installation of various discreet physical deterents to keep the birds off your building. We will install a discreet physical deterent, spikes, stealth net, shock track etc.. Just give us a call and we will swing by to take a photo & measurements & provide you with an estimate for service.
Typically brownstones will require a lift to safely gain access to the cornice/roofline area. This is acheived by a lift rental. Typical charge is around $900.00.
Here is another Brownstone that had birds nesting above the doorway area. A stealth net was installed in order to completly eliminate all birds pigeons and small birds from nesting above the doorway. The nets are installed taught and do not sag making them almost invisible form the street.
More photos to come!
Have you seen a mouse in your apartment? Well, in NYC that’s quite possible with all the food establishments, recycling and multifamily housing. The first question you have to ask yourself is: how did they get there? After you inspect your home for pests, you can apply this simple do it yourself pest control treatment to keep your home pest-free.
Close Mouse & Rat Holes
Step 1: You first want to identify any holes in your home. Any opening the size of a dime for a mouse and quarter for a rat can allow a rodent access.
Standard Pest has ZappBug Heat Chambers available for your use. You can either have us bring it to your location or bring an item to us. Heat chambers kill bedbugs in all stages including eggs without the use of pesticides. Once the heat inside the chamber reaches a lethal level all stages of bedbugs are eliminated. This is great for anyone who is traveling and wants to treat a suitcase before bringing it home or a way to treat sensitive items.