Prevent Rodent Problems This Winter

January 22, 2018

In winter, business owners have more than just heating costs, wet floors, and icy walkways to worry about, they also need to be ready for winter pests. Rodents are one of the most common ones to encounter, as the cold air, wind, and snow drive them into buildings and homes. According to the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), about 45% of rodent issues occur during fall and winter. How Do…

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An Easy and Efficient Restroom Upgrade

November 17, 2017

Installing automatic hand dryers in business restrooms can reduce paper towel waste, improve restroom appearance, and lower the cleaning time. Users also appreciate the hands-free operation, as it eliminates cross-contamination and reduces the spread of germs.   Busting the Myth Before digging into the benefits of automatic hand dryers, there is a rumor that needs to be straightened out. There are many who believe that air hand dryers blow germs…

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What to Know About Integrated Pest Management

November 2, 2017

What it is… Instead of routinely applying pesticides to keep vermin away, integrated pest management (IPM) focuses on preventing problems before they start, and only using pesticides when they are absolutely necessary. IPM works by monitoring a location (residential, multi-residential, or commercial) and making it into an environment that is less accessible and desirable to pests. It encompasses a variety of methods to create a plan that will suit any…

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When Sick Employees Come to Work

October 6, 2017

People go to work when they are sick all too often. Powering through the cold or illness that is plaguing the office instead of staying home to recuperate has become a normal part of life in today’s world. While companies can do their best to advise employees to stay home when they are under the weather, it is ultimately up to the individual to decide what to do. Another way…

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Restroom Mats Promote Workplace Safety

September 8, 2017

No one wants to walk into a restroom and suddenly be hit by urine odor, or nearly slip and fall onto the wet floor. Nor would any business owners or managers want to subject their employees and customers to either scenario. However, they only have a small amount of control over the way others use (or abuse) the facilities in their establishments. Conveniently, there is one solution to both of…

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Dirty Dishes are Keeping Your Customers Away

June 29, 2017

North America has a prominent foodservice industry that shows no signs of slowing down. Currently, there are about 620,807 restaurants in the United States and over 95,000 places to eat in Canada. With so many options available, diners can choose to go anywhere and can easily dismiss an establishment for the slightest mistake. One way to ensure that first-time customers become returning ones is to have a high-quality warewashing program….

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Nursing Homes

April 14, 2017

People place a great amount of trust into nursing homes when they admit elderly family members.  Whether they need specific medical care or can no longer live on their own, the sanitary conditions of the establishment are vital for the health of residents and must be top priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults who are aged 65 years or older are more susceptible to…

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Sanitize and Spring-clean the Workplace

March 24, 2017

The days are longer, the temperatures are warmer, and everyone is feeling more upbeat with the change in weather. However, your employees’ desks are covered in messy piles of papers and could be covered in germs too, especially if sicknesses spread through the workplace during winter. It’s time to spring-clean those workspaces to increase productivity and most importantly, keep your business a healthy place to work. Maintaining sanitary workspaces is…

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Invest in Employee Health and Wellness

February 17, 2017

What would you do if you could save your business a lot of money later by spending a little extra now? Many companies have done just that by investing in the health of their staff through employee wellness programs. The main goal of these programs is to address the mental, physical, and social needs in the workplace in order to keep workers healthier for longer periods of time. While there…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Distribution Centers

February 10, 2017

Whether boxes of products are being stored or food shipments are making a pit stop on the way to their destination, distribution centers are an integral part of the shipping industry. Day in and day out, workers load and unload merchandise and stock it onto shelves or into trucks, touching an indefinite number of objects everyday. Thus, these centers cannot run smoothly without a healthy, efficient staff. According to the…

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