Content tagged "structural and public health pests"

Structural and Public Health Pests: Spiders

Spiders (Order Araneae) are often more of a perceived pest than a clinical risk. There are several species capable of inflicting a harmful bite, but...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Termites

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 15, 2009

Termite prevention and control is inextricably linked to building construction type and quality. In schools, structurally damaging termites generally belong...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Ticks

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

Ticks can be a concern for schools, especially species that can transmit serious diseases to humans such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease and...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Stinging Ants

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

A very limited number of ant species have potential to cause problems by stinging humans and animals. Hypersensitive individuals may experience allergic...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Rodents

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

Mice and rats are common problems in and around schools. Rodents cause fires by gnawing on electrical wires and transmit pathogens, and are associated with...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Ants

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

Several species of ants cause problems inside schools. Removing individual ants and using detergent and water to clean up any chemical (pheromone)...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Occasional Invaders

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

Several species of insects and other organisms that are generally not considered serious pests can invade a school building or become established on school...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Mosquitoes

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

There are approximately 175 species of mosquitoes in the continental United States. For management in and around schools, mosquito species can be divided...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Head Lice

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

In the US, there are between 6 to 12 million cases each year, most commonly among children three to twelve years of age. Head lice (Pediculosis capitis) are...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Flies (Drain Flies, Fruit Flies, Fungus Gnats)

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

Drain flies (Family Psychodidae) and fruit flies (Drosophila spp) are often present in schools and other settings where food is stored, prepared or consumed....

Structural and Public Health Pests: Flies (House Flies, Filth Flies)

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

Many species of flies can become a problem in schools. Each fly species has a distinct breeding site inside or outside the school building. In order to...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Bats

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

Bats are an interesting and valuable component of our environment. A few species (Table 1) frequently roost in buildings. While tolerable under some...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Cockroaches

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

Although there are many species of cockroaches found in the US, only a few species are typically problems in schools. Cockroaches are often referred to by...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Carpenter Ants

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

Carpenter ants play important roles as decomposers of decaying trees and can become damaging pests when nesting in structures. Unlike termites, carpenter...

Structural and Public Health Pests: Birds

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 13, 2009

Birds are an attractive component of the exterior environment of a school. Under certain circumstances, and in sufficient numbers, some species can become...

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