Back to School: Tips for Keeping Pests Out of the Classroom or Daycare

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As the students are packing their backpacks and preparing for a new school year, there are many preparations happening in the classroom. Not only are teachers stocking the supply closets and decorating their rooms, but school administration has the responsibility of ensuring that the learning environment is ready for the upcoming year.

Before school starts, staff members are usually cleaning, organizing, and implementing things that will help to improve the overall experience throughout the school year. At the same time, it’s important to make sure that the school or daycare environment is safe for children – which means it’s essential to keep pests out of the building.

Are Pests Moving into the Classroom?

Regardless of the time of year, it’s possible for a variety of pests to invade: cockroaches, mice, termites, yellow jackets, mosquitoes, spiders, ants, and more. These pests might seem small and a minor nuisance, but they can pose a threat to the safety and health of our children. So, proactive pest control is essential to ensuring that the classroom is clean and ready for a thriving learning environment.

The problem is that standard pest control methods, such as pesticides and foggers, could expose young children to toxic chemicals. Children’s systems are more sensitive compared to adults, which is why special care and treatment is necessary. So, when you call a pest control team for assistance in a classroom or daycare, it’s essential to ask about the methods that will be used and find out about steps that can be taken to prevent or control pests – without putting the children at risk.

Pest Control Tips in the Classroom

Always follow these important steps to keep the pests away from the classroom:

  • Store food in sealed containers
  • Clean the floors regularly
  • Wipe up spills and crumbs immediately
  • Use plastic storage bins instead of cardboard boxes
  • Take the trash out daily
  • Check the seals on doors and windows to avoid crevices or gaps
  • Invest in preventive pest control

Additionally, a pest control team can implement proactive steps to keep the insects and rodents away from the school and children. If you are interested in learning more, then contact our professional team at Riche’s Termite and Pest Service: (951) 233-7697.