Baumann states that there is no facility management issue that is so immensely vital yet so often overlooked by those making yearly budgeting decisions as pest prevention and management.
He notes that although the current economic conditions may lull decision makers into viewing pest management services as "expendable" for cost-saving measures, it is important for facility managers to not only be well-versed in the threats posed by pests and rodents but also to be able to articulate how important pest prevention and control is to the overall maintenance of properties.
Baumann adds that ultimately, making the investment — even during an economic downturn — in maintaining a professional pest management program is often far more cost-efficient in the long-term than not.
With three decades of industry experience, Greg Baumann, who is currently senior scientist and vice president of technical affairs for the National Pest Management Association, previously owned Pro-Tech Pest Management and worked for Hershey Foods Corporation. Mr. Baumann is a veteran industry spokesperson and has provided expert commentary for CNBC, ABC News, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today, addressing residential and commercial pest management.
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