Under community living conditions, pests can become unwanted guests. You can minimize problems by being proactive:
- Keep kitchen areas clean, wash dirty dishes, wipe counters and vacuum or sweep often.
- Use sealed containers to store food items, condiments, etc.
- Never leave food in open containers; use glass, metal, heavy plastic or other sturdy, tightly-sealed containers.
- Do not store paper bags or cardboard boxes; they can encourage nesting by roaches and mice.
- Use plastic trash bags for storage and for trash.
- Should a problem develop, submit a service request for pest management on the Residential Life website.
- The Office of Residential Life and Buildings and Grounds conduct room and apartment inspections on a regular basis and also as needed to address extermination and other concerns. See room entry for more information.
- Bed bug infestation has been on the rise nationally in the past few years. Should you suspect that you have bed bugs, contact the ROC by submitting a service request via the Res Life webpage. Craig Thomas Pest Control is an outside vendor utilized by the college to address pest/nuisance issues.