Pest Control for Schools & Universities
Schools and universities are home to large numbers of students and staff, storage rooms and study halls, and a surplus of food in cafeterias and lockers. These factors make these educational institutions the perfect environments for pest infestations. Rodents such as rats and mice can make their homes inside schools, causing structural damage and carrying in dirt and disease. Outdoors, rodents such as moles and voles can burrow underneath school lawns and gardens, killing plant life and ruining property appearance. Bug pests such as ants, mosquitoes, bed bugs, dust mites, lice, termites, cockroaches, and more can also cause structural damage and pose major human health risks. To make matters worse, conventional pest treatment methods can pose additional hazardous risks for people and plants alike, making pest control on school grounds a bit of a lose-lose. Thankfully, there is an alternative.
Here at EcoClear Products, we are proud to offer a comprehensive selection of eco-friendly, highly-effective pest control products designed to control a wide range of pests on residential and commercial properties. Fast-acting and easy-to-use, our non-toxic pest control products are perfect for universities and other school environments. On this page, we discuss pest prevention and control for school properties, providing information on specific pests, prevention tips, the unique pest control challenges presented by schools, and resources on our very own pest control products. Read on to learn more, and take care of pests in your school today!
Common Places With Pest Problems in Schools
The overall density of humanity, as well as the ready availability of food and shelter, make schools the ideal environments for pests of all kinds. Dining halls, kitchens, food storage areas, cafeterias, and trash receptacles all have food that can attract and feed rodent and bug pests. Supply closets, crawl spaces, paneled ceilings, and other less-trafficked areas in schools are the perfect homes for the pests — especially rodents, which like to hide away and nest.
Inversely, the highly-trafficked areas of schools often serve as the main gateways for pests to enter school in the first place. Bug pests such as lice, mites, and bed bugs often enter schools on the backs of students of staff members. Pests can also crawl inside schools through open doors, open windows, and holes in the roof, walls, or foundation. Read on to learn how you can prevent pest infestations from taking hold in your school.
Preventing Rodents and Other Pests in Schools
Though there are a number of factors that contribute to the presence of pests in schools, there are also a number of steps the school administrations can take to prevent pests on their school grounds. These steps include:
- Keeping food put away and securely stored
- Keeping class pets and their food cleaned up at all times
- Removing garbage from classrooms on a daily basis
- Cleaning fridges and freezers regularly
- Closing doors to the outside whenever possible
- Staying up-to-date on building inspections and repairs
- Educating students and staff on pest prevention best practices
Pest Control in Schools: The Problematic Risks of Common Pesticides
The presence of pests at a school is not only a distraction for students and staff, but also can spread harmful bacteria. When dealing with a pest infestation, proper control measures are crucial to avoid the common hazards of pesticides. No matter the treatment method, there is always some degree of risk involved when using common pesticides. Pesticides have the potential of causing health effects such as damage to nervous, hormonal and other systems. Using pesticides in a school environment is particularly precarious because children may be especially vulnerable to the toxic health effects because their bodies are still growing and developing. While the level of toxicity may vary from pesticides, there is no guaranteed way to eliminate the hazardous risks associated with chemical treatments. With EcoClear Products, those risks are all but eliminated.
EcoClear Products: A Safe and Effective Alternative
In the event of a pest infestation in your school, you need an effective and safe solution you can count on to eliminate pests and keep your students, staff, and school property safe. Here at EcoClear Products, our revolutionary pest control products are designed to do just that. Made from naturally-derived ingredients, our pesticides and baits are not only highly-effective — they’re also 100% biodegradable, and safe to use around people, pets, and wildlife. They’re the perfect solutions for pest control in indoor and outdoor school environments.
Dealing with rodents on school grounds? We have a wide range of specialized rodenticides designed to control and prevent rodent species of all kinds. For mice infestations, we recommend our MouseX® products — available in both pellets and pre-packaged MouseX® Ready Trays. Got rats? Check out our RatX® and RatRid® product lines. RatX® is available in pellets, pre-packaged RatX® Ready Trays and weather-resistant RatX® Bait Discs. RatRid® is available is pellets that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Speaking of outdoor rodent control — we also offer our brand-new MoleX™ and VoleX™ control products, specially-formulated to control mole and vole infestations respectively.
For bug infestations on school grounds, our our Stop Bugging Me!™ product line offers solutions for indoor and outdoor bug species of all kinds. Our Stop Bugging Me!™ Lawn and Garden Outdoor Pest Control liquid agent is formulated to exterminate and deter a wide range of outdoor bug species, including including ants, aphids, mites, ticks, grubs, Japanese beetles, mosquitoes, earwigs, pillbugs, and more. Indoors, Stop Bugging Me!™ spray can be used topically to exterminate pests on any surface. Active ingredients in Stop Bugging Me!™ also deter new bugs from infesting sprayed areas for up to 45 areas. For extra control on uniforms, curtains, and other washables, we recommend using our Stop Bugging Me!™ Laundry Additive.
Shop EcoClear Products for Your School or University
Don’t let pests take over your school. Take care of safely and effectively with our line of eco-friendly pest control solutions here at EcoClear Products. To find an EcoClear Products retailer near you, use our Store Locator. Have questions about pest control at your school or university? Contact our team today!