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Chemical-free Pest Control Is Possible

Keeping pests and harsh chemical pesticides out of your building this winter and in the years to come can be achieved through prevention via exclusion.

Rats, mice and other pests are relentless in their efforts to get inside, and only a comprehensive exclusion plan — creating physical barriers against rodents and pests to prevent them from entering a building — will keep them out for good.


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August 2010 Contractor Success

First Impressions Are Long Lasting

A clean, well-maintained parking lot projects an image of success and can be a source of pride for building owners and facility occupants.

Aside from the exterior of your building, the parking lot is one of the first things any visitor sees; it is also the one part of any facility that passersby see, remember and base their judgments on.


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September 2012 Tackling Trouble Areas

Thawing The Ice Melt Clutter

In an industry riddled with acronyms and scientific formulations, defrosting ice melt confusion can be quite simple.

Within the past decade, the number of ice melt suppliers has doubled, and so has the variety of products available.


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August 2011 Maintenance Matters

Don't Alienate Your Parking Lot

Focusing on cleaning and maintenance tasks outside of your facility has its benefits.

Some building owners and managers are cognizant of the initial impression the façade of their facility provides, but many fail to focus beyond cleaning windows and repairing bricks and mortar.


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April 2011 Contractor Success

Striping Parking Lots

With some basic knowledge and the correct equipment, painting lines in parking lots can put some extra money in your pocket.

I am asked two questions quite often: “How do you stripe straight?” and “How do you stop and start exactly where you want?”


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