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New York Schools are ideal locations for pest infestations. Many are in large, older buildings with characteristic nooks and crannies where pests can squeeze in. They’re mostly quiet in the evening when pests are most active and there is always food available.

Keeping pests of all kinds out of your school or college can be a challenge. A 2018 study found unhealthy pests in almost half of all New York school cafeterias. Once they get in, they’re reluctant to leave and many reproduce quickly. To combat tough New York pests, you need an experienced team of pest control experts to tackle your problem. Assured Environments understands how important it is to maintain a healthy, undisrupted learning environment at your educational facility.

Keeping Students Safe from PestsKids run to class

The past few years have taught us how quickly viruses can spread when large groups of people congregate. This same theory applies to pest management. Many pests like bed bugs thrive on hosts that help them spread across new locations.

Now that students are back in school, let’s keep them safe from the health risks that come with insects and rodents in your school.

Pests create an array of public health issues. From bites, to nests, to food contamination. To keep your students safe from any of these concerns, Assured can provide a comprehensive integrated pest management plan that is personalized to your unique needs.

The Most Common Pests in New York Schools

The EPA created a list of pests of concern in schools. Of these, the most common in New York are:




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Bed Bugs in Schools

Bed bugs are especially problematic in educational facilities. Bed bugs are, by nature, hitchhikers that spread from host to host via clothes, backpacks and gym bags. A student unwittingly carrying bed bugs into school could quickly pass them on to other students as well as create a potential infestation in the school.

Bed bugs prefer warm, quiet areas to hide and reproduce. To search an entire school on foot is a daunting task. At Assured Environments, our K9 bed bug detection team can go through rooms quickly and efficiently to pinpoint the location of any bed bug hubs.

The New York State Center for School Health has created a bed bug resource page to help ensure your students aren’t bringing home bed bugs from school.

Specialized Pest Control School Services

Pest control isn’t about simply eliminating existing cockroaches in school or trapping the mice that got in. Pest control includes prevention and creating a sanitary environment where pests are unable to thrive.

To accomplish this, Assured Environments offers a variety of custom services to reduce the pest activity in your school.




Pest Control for NYC and New Jersey Schools and Colleges

If you’re looking for a complete pest control program including assessment, implementation and monitoring, contact the experienced pros at Assured Environments. We can create an effective, non-invasive plan to eliminate existing pests and prevent future pest from infesting your school.