Content tagged "structural and public health pests"

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

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

Bats, A Public Health Pest

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 21, 2015

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: Birds

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

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: 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: 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 (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: 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...

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