Disease Outbreaks and Invasive Pest Infestations; Side Effects of a Human Infested Planet.

Invasive Pest Infestations

By Vic Palermo ACE 

As Virus-Outbreaks and “Killer Hornet Invasions” dominate headlines, I find myself recalling some lessons learned in the early days of my pest control career. 

A couple of decades ago, I was at the first of many Pest & Wildlife related training courses I would attend over the years. The subject of the afternoon session was ‘The Associated Risks of Wild Animals and Zoonotic Disease’. It was the type of class that had many of the attending Pest Professionals wondering if they had made the right career choice in life. One attendee actually walked out stating “I didn’t sign up for this sh**!”

The number of zoonotics and dangerous organisms that can be transferred by animals of all kinds is mindblowing. Rabies, Lyme, Leptospirosis, Bordella, Histoplasmosis, Hantavirus and Parvo Virus are just a few of the more well-known zoonotics, but hundreds more exist and new ones are being discovered all the time. 

As I sat and listened to Industry Experts discuss the common zoonotic diseases and how they are spread within a species and beyond, I came to some realizations. One of the first being that this career choice definitely had some built in job security. 

One of the speakers from MassWildlife was explaining why it was illegal for Problem Animal Control Agents in Massachusetts to relocate captured animals to more rural, wooded areas of the state for release. “People don’t realize how easy it is for an infected animal to negatively impact whole populations of their own species as well as other species through the spread of zoonotic disease.” The speaker explained the dynamics of disease carriers and how some animals of the same species but in different geographic locations and populations have such varying degrees of immunity, tolerance and how diseases express themselves in different populations or environments. The more they spoke, the more I realized the challenges ahead.

In the years to follow, we saw White Nose Syndrome in Bats become a prime example. Bats in the caves of Europe and other parts of the world have been exposed to the virus for years, showing no symptoms or ill effects because of immunity they have built up over many generations. But bats in the U.S had never been exposed to the virus and suffered massive fatalities when the virus was introduced and spread through U.S bat colonies. Some Myotis species like the Little Brown Bat in Massachusetts were hit particularly hard. Little Brown Bats have seen more than a 95% population decline in some areas of the U.S since being exposed.

Throughout our history, people have had to deal with invasive species and their associated problems and diseases. From Species like English Sparrows, Starlings, Norway Rats and other flora and fauna invasions of generations past, to the more recent Bed Bug Epidemic, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Invasion, Giant Asian Hornet sightings and viruses like this devastating Covid-19 disease. But there is one common denominator that exists in every single one of these events, and that is people. 

Human behavior is always the primary cause and effect of these environmental shifts of balance and fittingly so right? Simply put, human beings have become the biggest infestation this world has ever seen. This current Covid Crisis may have been the wake-up call and hard-reset we needed as a species and an environment. 

Our behavior as humans have gone off the rails in recent years. With the globalization of everything and the ease of world travel today, people were on planes, trains and cruise ships like never before. Everyone’s traveling at leisure around the globe unconscious to the potential consequences. On demand goods and services at the push of a button and overstuffed crates shipped in from all corners of the world, carrying the next wave of who knows what! And Giant apartment complexes sprouting up in the suburbs like alien ant farms. Cars backed up for miles and miles on the highway while people crowd into buildings like rodents into burrows.

This is not natural and it’s time for us to take a step back and realize that we humans are infesting this planet like cockroaches in a dirty restaurant and nature is pushing back. The reason deadly diseases rip through overpopulated species and areas is because the spread of disease is one of nature’s primary defense mechanisms against animal infestations like us. 

HomeAdvisor Announces Best Pest Control Companies in Massachusetts!

Ultra Safe Pest Wins HomeAdvisor Award For Best Pest Control in Massachusetts!

Ultra Safe Pest Wins HomeAdvisor Award

“The Best of HomeAdvisor winners are among the highest rated service professionals in the HomeAdvisor network,” said Chris Terrill, CEO for HomeAdvisor.  “Professionals who receive this prestigious award should be proud and honored as they truly represent the exceptional quality of the HomeAdvisor network.”

To be eligible for the Best of HomeAdvisor Award, professionals must be in the HomeAdvisor network for six months or longer with an average rating score of 4.0. HomeAdvisor rating is on a scale of 1-5 and ratings and reviews can only be submitted by homeowners who have been referred to that professional by HomeAdvisor. To be included in the HomeAdvisor network, service professionals undergo comprehensive criminal and financial background checks.

Pest Prevention During COVID-19

Is COVID-19 Creating A Perfect Storm For Structural Pest Infestations?

As Massachusetts asks all non-essential business due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, many families find themselves sheltering in their homes. This sudden change in human behavior, combined with the start of Spring, a season already known for heavy pest activity, may create a perfect storm for pest infestations to rise.

It is important to remember that Pest Control is an Essential Service all of the time. A temporary shutdown in people’s daily activities doesn’t mean pest control should be put on the back burner. Consider the fact that most viruses and dangerous organisms like the Coronavirus, are caused by human and animal interactions. everyone should understand the importance of pest control during these already challenging times. Imagine the added stress of a pest infestation on top of everything else.

How More People Staying Home Effects Rodent and Insect Pest Activity

Structural Rodent and Insect Pests are very adaptive and opportunistic.  There can be a lot more opportunity for pests when people stay home for extended periods of time. Most structural Pests rely on people for food, water or shelter.

The number one increased opportunity will be in the available food sources. People stuck at home, simply put, have a lot more food around. People storing extra food in garages, basements and other areas, and children home from school snacking in different areas of a home, can attract more pest activity. Ants will show up almost immediately 

In addition, Outdoor food sources like everyday garbage at local restaurants, parks or shopping centers for example may cease to exist now that human visitors are staying away.  Situations like that will often drive rodents like rats and mice into nearby homes and businesses in search of new resources. 

Another increased food source opportunity is the actual people themselves. Bed bugs, Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas and other parasite pests have way more opportunity to bite people when everyone is at home all day and night. Use the tips below to help prevent pest activity during the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Expert Pest Prevention Tips To Help Residents Prevent Pest Activity While Stuck at Home.

TIP #1 Properly Manage Food Storage!

Store ALL food and related trash in pest and rodent proof containers at all times! This means NO cardboard containers or paper bags. Tightly sealed Glass Jars, Metal and Hard Plastic Containers with appropriate lids are the best options for food storage. Be sure to inspect and rotate stored food items regularly.

Have rules in place regarding food consumption. All eating should take place in the kitchen/dining area only. These areas are easier to keep clean. Bedrooms, playrooms and other areas of the house are NOT a good place to snack. Crumbs and other food debris that end up in furniture crevices, under beds and other areas, may go unnoticed by people and quickly become a source for pest activity.

TIP #2 Clean Up & Reduce Clutter!

Deep cleaning is great for preventing the spread of virus but also for preventing pest activity. Focus on general surfaces for virus prevention and harder to reach crevices and tighter spaces where pest like to congregate.

Clutter provides pests with great sheltering opportunity. Clutter also makes it more difficult to notice the early warning signs of an impending infestation. While stuck at home, people should declutter closets, storage areas, basements, garages, under beds, cabinets and other areas where pests frequently go.

TIP #3 Seal Them Out!

Sealing off exterior entry points is a very effective way to prevent pests from entering the structure. Rodent-proof Door Sweeps, Metal Flashing, Steel-Mesh and appropriate sealants are excellent materials for rodent and structural pest exclusion.

TIP #4 Don’t Wait To Call A Professional!

Prevention is the best form of pest control. Exterior preventative treatments can greatly reduce infestations, interior activity and the need for interior service in the future. Existing activity is also much easier to eliminate when detected early.

Ultra Safe Pest Management is proud to provide these essential services during the COVID-19 Outbreak.

Pest Control Services Are Essential During The COVID-19 Outbreak

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National Pest Management Association (NPMA)

The professional pest control industry, as an essential service provider, is responsible for the protection of public health, food and property.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have prepared a list of significant public health pests https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/list-pests-significant-public-health-importance, many of which are controlled by the professional pest control industry.  We play a vital role in protecting our nation’s public health and food supply.  Pests can spread diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease, salmonellosis, hantavirus and encephalitis.  Stinging insects force half a million people to the emergency room every year.  Cockroach and rodent allergens trigger asthma attacks in children; rodents contaminate or consume about 20% of the world’s food supply and bed bugs can cause allergic reactions.   The importance of the pest control industry to the nation as an essential service cannot be understated.

Additionally, the pest control industry is trained, tested and certified in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Technicians routinely employ the use respirators, eye protection, gloves, and clothing to conform with safety requirements established by EPA and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.   With over 135,000 service technicians on the ground in the United States backed by over 19,000 companies, we stand ready to continue our fight against pests and diseases.  With Covid-19 on the mind of all US citizens, and the world, we want to be sure we continue to serve the country in our battle with the diseases spread by pests. 

As an essential service industry, we will continue to service the nation’s food production facilities, grocery stores, medical institutions, multifamily housing units, warehouses, homes and businesses.  We cannot afford to have our medical facilities, groceries stores or homes uninhabitable due to pests and pest related diseases, particularly as we tell citizens to stay home.  There is not a segment of the food industry that could comply with federal sanitation and health regulations without an adequate pest control program.

As you consider next steps regarding emergency response and potential restrictions on business operations in your state, we respectfully request that the pest control industry be recognized as an essential industry, providing a service that is indispensable in the effort to protect public health and our nation’s food supply.

U.S Department Of Homeland Security Memo:

For the purposes of this Order, “Essential Businesses” means:i. Healthcare Operations and Essential Infrastructure; ii. Grocery stores, certified farmers’ markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, food banks, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supply, fresh meats, fish, and poultry, and any other household consumer products (such as cleaning and personal care products). This includes stores that sell groceries and also sell other non-grocery products, and products necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences; iii. Food cultivation, including farming, livestock, and fishing; iv. Businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals; v. Newspapers, television, radio, and other media services; vi. Gas stations and auto-supply, auto-repair, and related facilities; vii. Banks and related financial institutions; viii. Hardware stores; ix. Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses.

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Sincerely

Dominique Stumpf

National Pest Management Association

Redfin’s Top 10 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle Before Moving Into a New House.

 

Congratulations on your new home! We all know that moving into a new house is stressful, and the last thing you probably want to do is add more things to your to-do list. However, it’s actually best to tackle some home improvement projects before all the boxes and furniture get in the way. So if you want to save money, time, and hassle down the road, here are 10 home improvement ideas to consider before making the big move.

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1. Change the Locks

First and foremost, it’s important to keep your family and your new home safe. So before moving in, be sure to call a locksmith and have your locks changed. You never know who might have a spare key and it just isn’t worth taking the risk. When the locks are being installed, don’t forget the back door and garage door locks, as well as any sheds or other buildings on your property.

2. Remove Popcorn Ceilings

Older homes may have textured “popcorn” on the ceiling, an unsightly trend that makes the interior of your home look dated. It’s also important to note that these types of ceilings may contain asbestos – which makes removing it an even greater priority. It doesn’t matter if you live in Phoenix or Atlanta – if your house was built before the 1980s and has popcorn ceilings, it is highly recommended to have a professional test and then remove it.

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3. Paint the Interior

Adding a fresh coat of paint is a simple and affordable home improvement project that can add color and personalize your space quickly. It also helps defend your home’s surfaces from wear and tear. Whether you do the work yourself or hire someone to do it, it’s a lot easier to paint an empty room. Plus, redoing your walls before moving day means you don’t have to live with the smell of drying paint in your home.

Remember, choosing paint isn’t just about the color. The finish of your paint, from matte to gloss, can dramatically change the look of a room. If you have a paint color in mind, bring home samples with a few different finishes, to see which you prefer.

4. Make Electrical Upgrades

You can do these upgrades anytime, but everything is easier to get to in an empty room. If you’re moving into an older home, especially one built in the mid-‘90s or before, consider installing extra electrical outlets or upgrading the existing ones. Many older homes don’t have the electrical capacity for the number of electronics and powerful devices that many people use today. Additional outlets in your rooms can make it easier to arrange furniture, including computers, speakers, gaming systems, and will make room for everyone to plug in their phones. Consider also making electrical upgrades to allow for programmable thermostats and light fixtures.

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5. Replace the Flooring

If you’re moving into a brand new home, you may not need to make any improvements to your floors. However, if you’ve bought a home with carpet or tile that you hate or hardwood that needs to be refinished, this is a perfect time to make changes. If you put it off you will have to deal with moving all of the furniture out of the way. And who wants to move furniture twice? When the flooring is being updated, the contractors can also replace baseboards and any other trim work to match.

6. Install Fencing

The house you’ve just purchased may not have adequate fencing for your pets or children. If so, this is a great time to consider adding it. Fencing can provide safety for your family, conceal a swimming pool or hot tub, protect landscaping, give you privacy, and much more. It’s also a desired feature by many. So when it comes time to sell your home years down the line, this home improvement project may increase its value and make it stand out in the local housing market.

7. Call A Pest Control Company

Redfin Tips For New Homeowners

Even if you don’t see bugs, mice, or other pests in your home, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there or that they won’t decide to move in. You can prevent ants, roaches, and other insects from making your home theirs by bringing in a professional pest control company. Here’s something you may not realize – if your neighbors all have chemical pest barriers, and you don’t, then colonies of insects may relocate to your house, simply because it’s more readily accessible.

You may also wish to have quarterly inspections for larger pests like mice or squirrels if you live in an area where they are prevalent. Besides the “ick” factor, these animals can be very destructive to your house, creating holes in the walls or roof, ripping out insulation, and leaving disease-causing droppings.

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8. Deep Clean

Whether you do it yourself or hire a service, all homes can benefit from having every nook and cranny scrubbed, especially the bathrooms and kitchen. Don’t forget to include cleaning the cabinets and drawers, too. This may also be a good time to install shelf liners and any drip-protectors to preserve the life of the cabinets.

9. Add Storage Options in Closets

You may wish to replace wooden clothing rods with aluminum ones or install shelving and shoe trees. Pantries and storage closets may need extra shelving and organization too. If you have a tight space, additional shelves up to the ceiling can help you keep organized and your space less cluttered.

10. Remodeling an Entire Room

If you’ve ever redone part of a home, especially an area that is used often like a kitchen or bathroom, you know that it can be a major inconvenience. You could end up cooking meals outside or having everyone in the family getting ready in one bathroom. So if you already know you will be doing some remodeling, consider doing so prior to move-in. Also, before moving forward with your remodel, be sure to discuss with your contractor if your home improvement project will require a building permit.

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Ultra Safe Has Another A.C.E Up It’s Sleeve!

Ultra Safe Pest Entomologist

Jeff Kilian is the company’s newest Associate Certified Entomologist!

Choosing a Board or Associate Certified Entomologist provides you with the peace of mind that you are getting a professional who stays current in their field and on top of the latest research and insect science.

Jeff recently became Ultra Safe’s 4th pest professional to complete the ACE Certification. Way to go Jeff!

2019 Super Service Award

Ultra Safe Pest Management is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA). This award honors service professionals who have maintained exceptional service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List in 2019.

“Service pros that receive our Angie’s List Super Service Award represent the best  in our network, who are consistently making great customer service their mission,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “These pros have provided exceptional service to our members and absolutely deserve recognition for the exemplary customer service they exhibited in the past year.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2019 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include maintaining an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade and review period grade. The SSA winners must be in good standing with Angie’s List and undergo additional screening.

Ultra Safe Sentricon Certified!

Sentricon Termite Specialists

ABOUT THE SENTRICON® SYSTEM

Sentricon® is the No. 1 brand in termite protection. Developed through extensive research on termite behavior, Sentricon targets the whole termite colony. Installed and maintained by a Certified Sentricon Specialist™, Sentricon stations are placed in a protective ring around the perimeter of the home. Termites eat the bait in the stations and share it with the rest of the colony, eliminating the entire colony, including the termite queen. No queen. No colony. No problem.

PCT Magazine State-of-the Rodent Market – By Bell Labs

A Tale of TWO CITIES

Managing rodent populations in city environments can be particularly challenging, whether you’re working solo or in collaboration with municipalities. Here, two PMPs share a glimpse into their own experiences in urban settings, which have helped them come away with unique rodent control insights and strategies.

BOSTON

It’s nothing new for Vic Palermo to be approached by the media about rats these days. Boston is among the U.S. cities with sizable rat populations, and Palermo and his team at Ultra Safe Pest Management have been able to turn this trend into new business opportunities.

As rodent populations have increased throughout the decade, Ultra Safe has grown its rodent work to roughly 30 percent of total revenues, and now offers advanced rodent-related add-on services: custom exclusion methods to stop rodents from entering structures and specialized rodent debris clean-up services. (See “Hazardous Clean-Up Services” article on page 4.) “I saw it coming seven or eight years ago and predicted that rats would become the new bed bugs in Boston,” he says. “We’ve seen rats proliferate here over the past four or five years.”

Public health is of utmost concern to Palermo and his team. The company website warns the public about rat-borne diseases — plague, jaundice, rat-bite fever, cowpox virus, trichinosis, salmonella, etc. — and of the health risks of fleas, ticks and mites that rats can carry into a home or business. Taking that concern one step further, Ultra Safe works with city agencies to help control rodent populations in public parks, schools and neighborhoods.

“Municipal work can be challenging because there continues to be a low-bid procurement mindset, which doesn’t typically align with our customized, integrated approach,” explains Palermo. “To stay profitable and deliver desired results, we have to be selective about which projects we bid on. Generally, when circumstances include a serious infestation and there’s a lot of pressure from citizens — parents at a school, for example — municipalities are more receptive to an aggressive plan of action. We encourage our customers to break out of that lowest-bidder mindset and commit to a customized, integrated program that will actually work.”

Palermo’s team starts these engagements off with a meeting of the various stakeholders and people in charge — e.g., city officials, property managers, community leaders and residents. “The more leaders we can get involved, the better, because then everyone shares a common set of expectations and works toward the same goal,” he says. Local pest management professionals also work hand-in-hand with various health departments throughout the Boston area to educate restaurants and businesses that aren’t managing trash or other conducive conditions properly.

“We make sure our technicians are well-versed in public health protocols as it relates to pest management,” Palermo says. “We’re always incorporating new programs like the NPMA QualityPro Public Health Certification into our ongoing training. We recognize the importance of maintaining a high level of knowledge and expertise while utilizing the latest information and technology available.”

RODENT CLEAN-UP SERVICES: WORTH THE INVESTMENT?

Exclusion and rodent-proofing services are part of the standard rodent protocol for many pest management companies. But PMPs often draw the line at hazardous cleanup. In part, that’s because it requires an investment in equipment and insurance. What can be most cost-prohibitive, though, says Vic Palermo, president and entomologist at Ultra Safe Pest Management, is the time a cleanup crew needs to sink into the effort.

“This kind of remediation is extremely labor-intensive, plus it’s not the most pleasant kind of work,” he says. “We offer technicians incentives to make it worthwhile for them, but they really have to put extra effort into it, from training to the actual experience of prepping and cleaning the area. We don’t offer this to customers as a mainstream service, but some circumstances require us to go this extra mile.”

Here’s what Palermo has invested to equip Ultra Safe staff for cleanups:

  • Training to educate technicians about protecting themselves and decontaminating areas without causing cross-contamination.
  • Specialized insurance policies to cover technicians faced with the unique hazards associated with this type of work.
  • Large HEPA vacuums (smaller, portable vacs often aren’t enough).
  • PPE including full-body protective suits and full-face respirators.
  • Air cleaning machines and scrubbers to filter dust particles and recycle the air.
  • Disinfectants

Additionally, Palermo has worked to build relationships with disposal companies to ensure his team has options for dumping waste materials. “The key to making a profit on cleanup is having the right equipment, staff and training, and setting clear expectations with the customer of our capabilities and what’s required to complete the job,” he says. “If they see the value, then we take the job.”

NEW YORK CITY

Tom Sieminski didn’t become “PMP to the stars” by getting mediocre results. His high-profile clients in the five boroughs of New York, as well as the Hamptons and New Jersey, have the utmost confidence in his long-term rodent control strategies, carefully honed since he opened Team Pest Control in 1991. In addition to these celebrity homes and oceanfront properties, Team Pest Control services government and business buildings, restaurants, and multi-million-dollar apartment and condo complexes — many in the heart of the city.

“The growing human population drives growing rodent populations, because there’s more food, garbage and harborage,” says Sieminski, who reports that 30 percent of his business is rodent “In some of the condos we service, the garbage is out of control. Residents dump their trash down a chute, where a compactor bags it, and then it’s stored until it goes out to the curb. So we have three hot spots for rats — the compactor room, the storage room and the curb.”

Adding to this particular challenge is the fact that Sieminski has to do his work “secretly,” because residents don’t want to be aware of potential rodent activity. So while he goes all-out with bait stations, tracking powder, glueboards and snap traps in the compactor room, where no one visits, he carefully hides bait stations in the curb area, inside the 4×4-foot square patches of soil where trees are planted. He baits in the storage room as well, but says that’s a tough spot: “The rodents aren’t too interested in the baits because they want what’s in the bags,” he says. Restaurants in the city pose an interesting challenge as well. “The back of the house tends to be an afterthought to a lot of operators; as long as they don’t have a front-of-the-house problem, they don’t want to hear about the need for sanitation in the back,” Sieminski says. “We’ll go in at midnight after they close and put out glue boards in a gigantic ‘X’ or ‘T’ in the kitchen and dining room, and then send technicians in at 5 a.m. to clear them out before the restaurant reopens. We do this night after night until we get to zero, but the issue inevitably starts up again because, no matter how many times we try to communicate the vital importance of kitchen sanitation, operators just don’t prioritize it.” Sieminski also has experience with tiny “ghost kitchens” located away from their parent restaurants. Teams come in at night to power wash the floors, walls and stainless steel equipment in these production facilities, he explains; unfortunately, rodent control devices can get washed away in the process. “I’ve learned to collaborate with these cleaning crews so we’re placing the glueboards after they’ve finished sanitizing.” “There’s no other restaurant culture in the world like New York,” he adds. “This city is its own animal.”

ABOUT THIS SURVEY

The PCT 2019 State of the Rodent Market survey was
sponsored by Bell Laboratories and compiled by Readex Research, a privately held research firm based in Stillwater, Minn. A sample of 8,713 owners, operators, executives and technical directors of pest control businesses was systematically selected from the PCT database. Data was collected from 459 respondents — a 5 percent response rate — via an online survey from July 30-Aug. 8, 2019.

To best represent the audience of interest, 20 respondents who indicated their companies do not offer rodent control services were eliminated from the survey. The margin of error for percentages based on the 439 respondents who indicated their company location offers rodent control services is ±4.6 percentage points at the 95 percent confidence level. Charts
may not equal 100 percent due to rounding.

Behind The Scenes Look At Ultra Safe Pest HQ

Ultra Safe Pest HQ
Ultra Safe Pest Management HQ – North Andover Ma

Providing customers with ‘best in class service’ starts behind the scenes. Companies that offer a truly great customer experience, start by providing the people working hard everyday, a ‘Best In Class Work Environment’ and all the tools they need to succeed.

Behind every great company is a great staff, great materials and equipment, and most of all, a high-quality work culture. Ultra Safe Pest Management is a Boston based pest control company that takes a quality first approach in every aspect of the business.

 

Professionally Discreet Fleet!

Maintaining a fresh fleet of vehicles is a benefit to both staff and customers. Ultra Safe service vehicles are equipped with the latest equipment options to maximize driver safety and comfort. Advanced safety features include custom ventilation systems that keep drivers safe from chemical fumes and spill resistant floors that insure any leak is contained and wont end up in the environment or as a stain on a customers driveway.

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Best In Class Pest Control Facilities

Modern offices with advanced technologies, quality furniture and amazing views, are a few of the ways Ultra Safe shows staff that it cares. Customers rarely see these spaces, but happy comfortable employees are more productive and provide better customer service.

A Well Taken Care Of Staff!

Onboarding staff are often amazed, even overwhelmed at times at the way Ultra Safe values and rewards it’s amazing staff.  Best in class benefits like low cost, top tier health and dental plans, free life insurance, free short-term disability, 401k plans with a 5% company match, and performance/incentive bonuses are just some of the benefits offered here.

In addition to these core benefits, Ultra Safe Staff Members are rewarded with perks that are rarely seen in the Pest Control Industry. Extremely flexible and weekend-optional work schedules, company Bruins Tickets and paid getaways to world-class professional training events and conferences around the country, provide staff access to advanced training in a more social, team bonding type of environment. 

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Go B’s! Ultra Safe employees experience Bruins games in the company’s premium club seats. The new Garden Society Club offers our staff an exclusive experience. Last year, some of the top-performers got to enjoy Stanley Cup Playoff action including that heartbreaking game 7!

The Payoff!

This type of work environment has paid off ten-fold in the way our staff services our customers. There is nothing more rewarding than getting thank you messages from both staff and customers alike, thanking you for a truly great experience.