500 mice can’t be wrong

I would think that even the staunchest doubter in the world might at least start to believe there was a problem with rodents when the 500th sighting was reported(and that was in one week). Apparently a nursing home in Queensland Australia was waiting for number 501 and then for sure they were going to do something about it.

In my little corner of the world I can’t imagine ever letting something like this go by. We service some very large nursing homes and I think I drive my guys nuts when a call comes in for ants or a rogue rat. We have a system in place that is checked almost daily by facility staff and if any trends occur a call is put in to me. Usually long before that happens my technician who also checks the logs with each service has the problem inspected, treated, logged and sanitation recommendations are made if any are needed.

Now I’m not even on the top 10,000 list as far as pest control companies go but even a small fry like me knows you need to treat our senior citizens better than this. If you’d like to see how a company who is in the top 5 reacted check out his story and imagine if that was your loved one. Perhaps this is how they got to be such a prominent company and leaders in the industry. See how this kind of problem can be avoided with their sophisticated tracking log. It takes about 30 seconds to load but it’s worth the wait. Maybe this nursing home should consider a bid from Rentokil so this will not happen again.

Does this outrage you? If so leave a comment and share your thoughts.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. Pestcemetery.com was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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