If you were not on the NPMA’s Webinar, the NPMA has a new support site for COVID-19: www.pestcontrolcoronavirus.com
The CDC just updated: “Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”. (Thanks to Donald Baumgartner, EPA Region V for this…)
Information on PMPs as an essential service, in case you need it.
Click here to view a recent draft of information that will hopefully help those working with multifamily housing.
When possible and assuming that risks to human health can be managed from COVID, I am recommending to PHAs and Commercial PMPs that all exterior rodenticide bait stations be checked/replenished with bait (suggest increase the bait per box in high rodent pressure areas, per label), because the change in commercial refuse production in areas will likely affect rodent ecology.
Also, be aware of the potential for an increase in full garbage compactors and the need for more frequent emptying in residential areas. Spillage will help mice, rats, and cockroaches (though I am more concerned about the risks of rats, first and then mice…).
When using disinfectants, make sure you read and FOLLOW the label:
Click here to see the TEMPORARY rule change put out from MDA with regards to Category I: Application of disinfectants for the purposes of disinfection, and the potential need to apply against COVID-19.
Please contact me with any questions.
Michael Fresvik, MPMA
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