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Pest Management for Businesses

Pest Prevention Strategies

Pesticides can harm humans, pets, and the environment.  Prevention is the secret to safe and effective pest management. Pesticides should be considered only as a last resort. To prevent pest problems, the key words are food, water, shelter, and access. Learn more about pest prevention strategies.

Choosing a Pest Control Company

To choose a company for controlling pests in and around buildings, determine which ones practice a prevention-based, least toxic approach, and ask the right questions before hiring. Learn more about choosing a pest control company.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Multifamily Housing 

sfe_zw_graphic_square_building_lg.jpgGet guidelines, checklists, and lease language for pest prevention for multifamily housing.  Learn more about IPM for multifamily housing.

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