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SCHOOL IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

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What causes more damage to your health - Pest or Pesticide?

School administrators and others who have decision-making responsibilities for pest management in and around school buildings and grounds should know that safer options exist. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a proven method of pest control that emphasizes simple, prevention practices that cause the least harm to people and the environment. IPM focuses on eliminating the cause of pests by minimizing access to food, water, and hiding places.
Schools have a responsibility to provide safe and healthy learning environments.
Protecting Children in Schools from Pests and Pesticides
Pesticides are powerful tools for controlling pests. However, pesticides need to be used carefully and judiciously, especially when used in sensitive areas where children are present. Children are more sensitive than adults to pesticides. Young children can have greater exposure to pesticides from crawling, exploring, or other hand-to-mouth activities.
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Advantages of Water Tank Disinfection for a Healthier Living!

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Advantages of Water Tank Disinfection for a Healthier Living

Various sediments build inside the water tanks and are capable of contaminating our water supply and harming our health. Even though the modern storage units are covered, dirt and fungus can still get deposited, making water tank disinfection more of a necessity than a luxury. It is recommended to clean and disinfect water tanks at least twice a year. Unfortunately, it has become one of the most overlooked cleaning procedures today as dirt at the base of our water tanks is hardly ever a priority. A flaking paint off the tank’s ceiling, dead insects or algae are some of the common problems that go unnoticed. Once the water is contaminated with bacteria it can be difficult to contain with treatment chemicals and chlorine. Therefore, prevention is definitely better than cure. The overall condition of your water tank can ensure a germ-free water supply and good health for your family.
The Need for Preventive Disinfection & Cl…

Do you have mold attack in your Apartment?

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Mold/Fungus Remediation
Whether it is a cold, damp winter or a warm, humid summer, activities at home can result in moisture indoors and the appearance of mold. Mold can grow on walls, clothes, books, toys, and even CDs. It can turn prized possessions into musty relics that only look fit for the garbage.
What is mold?
Molds are a form of fungus. There are many different types, and they can occur both indoors and outdoors.
Molds produce spores, which spread by floating around in the air. Mould spores are present in all indoor environments. There is no way to prevent spores, and they can persist in conditions where mold itself cannot grow. Mold spores thrive in environments that are moist and warm, so when they land on a damp spot, they begin to grow. Molds can grow on a variety of different surfaces, including fabric, paper, wood, glass, and plastic. As they grow, they may digest the material they are growing on.
Types of mold
Nobody knows how many kinds of mold there are, but experts estima…

Why Is Pest Control Necessary?

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Why Is Pest Control Necessary?
Pest control provides protection from harmful insects that can cause public health issues and costly damages to property. The “pest management” or “pest control”, services are not only for the eradication of pests in domestic and commercial buildings but in actual it involves safety of our health, our foods and protection of our property against any damages. It is vital to have a system of control for pests for the safety of the overall public.
Why is Pest Management Important?
Pest control is necessary because rodents and insects carry diseases, infest your kitchens and bedrooms and bite you or your pets. The purpose of removing any kind of pest from your home, garage, or yard is to keep you safe and healthy.
Majority of Pests are of medical importance as they carry tough viruses and bacteria that require long-term treatment. Others can make existing medical conditions like asthma even worse.
Without proper pest management and control practices, it is almost…

Advantages to having your AC ducts cleaned:

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Did you know a single duct cleaning removes an average of six pounds of dust per home? The air inside your home is full of tiny particles like dust, pollen, and pet dander. 

Most people don’t know that the indoor air that they breathe day in and day out is dirty. With the modern trend of tightly shutting all windows and doors, and re-circulating the indoor air, city dwellers today are breathing in dirtier air than ever. A/C Duct Cleaning must be carried out at least once in a years to fulfill legal requirements and to maintain a safe and healthy environment. 
Here are some possible advantages to having your AC ducts cleaned: Possible increased respiratory health due to less contaminant in your AC system             Increased air conditioner efficiency due to increased air flow through your AC ducting.                                                        Cleaning your ducts may fight mold growth.                            Cleaning your duct work may decrease offensive odors.

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Why is it really important to get the water tanks cleaned twice in every Year?

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Why is water tank cleaning important?
Water is a universal solvent and it is impossible to survive without it. We cannot imagine our lives without water but what if the water you are consuming is contaminated, dirty, not germ-free?
We need water in our day to day to activities whether it is for domestic or industrial purpose, water is utmost important for survival. All the households and industries use water tanks to store water for potable drinking water, to carry out daily household activities like - cooking, washing, etc., smoothly, to carry out industrial operations without any disruptions. Thus, it is important that the water we use is clean and free from all the germs and one of the ways to make this sure is that your water tank is 100% clean and disinfected. 1.Waterborne internal diseases Not getting your water tanks cleaned for a long time will make the water in it gets contaminated by many bacteria or virus as lot of dirt, fungus, bacteria gets deposited in the tank which can make…

Mosquito be an issue? Contact stalwartfm pest control Team

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Mosquito be an issue?    Mosquito can be a mild issue at any time of year.Aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary species responsible for transmitting viruses such causing itchy red bumps and are capable of transferring serious diseases such as Zika, dengue and chikungunya, among other viral diseases more within the Oman.

Preventing Mosquito Bites In order to stay bite and itch-free, make sure to eliminate any areas of standing water around the property,  such as flowerpots, birdbaths and grill covers, as these are ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes.  Females lay their eggs inside items that can hold as little as a half inch of water, which means something as small as a bottle cap can hold enough water for larvae to develop! 
Homeowners should also screen all windows and doors, repairing even the smallest hole.  Additionally, many mosquito species are most active during dusk and dawn, so minimize time spent outside during these times. When outdoors, wear long pants and sleeves when possib…