New Pest Control Proposal
Please find below the content of a second proposal submitted by Alexandria Pest Services. Further notes can be found below the content.
Discovered on August 9, 2019. This proposal increases the number of bait stations from fifteen (15) to one-hundred twenty (120).
The “meeting packet” was not provided to residents or linked to in email. It was located and downloaded by residents. The file is titled “ESC Open Session Packet 8.12.2019.pdf”.
Field Report & Recommendations
Location: Eaton Square
Alexandria , Virginia 22315
By: Ricky Diggs
Alexandria Pest Services
Date: August 2, 2019
An on-site inspection was conducted by Mr. Richard Diggs Jr. of Alexandria Pest
Services. Comments, observations and recommendations related to this
inspection are presented below:
1. Rodent stations:
a) An insufficient number of stations are present.¹
b) Bird feeders will attract rodent activity.²
c) Trash should be placed in containers/trashcans to prevent rodent activity.³
d) Compost piles makes perfect harborage for rodents to nest in. ⁴
e) Standing water will attract rodents/wildlife for drinking.⁵
f) Pet feces should be picked up to prevent rodents from using as a food source.⁶
A) A successful remediation program for eliminating the existing rodent problem and preventing subsequent rodent problems should include:
a) Thorough inspection to determine areas of activity, areas requiring
food/water/nesting removal and strategic locations for rodent
elimination asset installation.⁷
b) Remediation of sanitation issues ⁸ of concern and other such matters.
c) Installing decorative landscaping rodent stations in areas that are conducive to rodent activity.
d) Ongoing monitoring and service to maintain a rodent free environment at Eaton Square Community.
B) Baiting. The use of rodent bait in tamper proof decorative landscaping rodent stations on exterior to eliminate rodents present at the site.
a) Stations shall be placed in sufficient quantity and locations to attain optimal results.
b) Suitably attractive materials shall be used as baits for the stations.
c) Once installed, exterior stations shall be re-inspected/re-baited 14 days after initial placement and monthly thereafter to assure optimal results are attained.
C) Monitoring and Observation.
a) Ongoing monthly inspections are conducted in order to attain optimal results.
a) Rodent control devices shall be suitably documented as to location.
b) Rodent harvest will be suitably documented for subsequent review as needed to attain optimal control program results.
c) APS will provide service tickets after each service to document time and amount of bait used.
d) In order to collect sufficient data APS will provide quarterly activity level reports which states, Amount of bait consumed within each station, high activity areas and areas that are conducive to rodent activity.
e) Eaton Square Community Association community will receive an emailed service ticket with a picture of the technician, date/time, products used on site and locations treated after completion of each service.
Cost Analysis & Breakdown
To provide an effective rodent control program Alexandria Pest Services will need
to install 120 decorative landscaping or EVO rodent stations within community
where there is a high level of activity. All rodent stations will be mapped out and
activity level reports will be provided regularly.
Covered pest: Exterior mice & rats
All other un-covered pests will be priced as needed.
Initial installation of 120 exterior decorative rodent stations around 30 buildings
(4 stations per building): $4,200.00.
Initial Installation of 120 EVO rodent stations (black stations): $3,000.00
Monthly re-inspection/rebaiting: $175.00
Rodent stations: With proper placement and the quantity of 120 rodent stations
within the community should effectively manage and control the exterior rodent
Monthly follow up Service and reports: To ensure the effectiveness of our rodent
abatement plan, follow up services and notetaking is key to managing and
controlling the rodent population.
- What determines a sufficient number? How is that calculated? Is it based on past “documentation reports”? If so, let’s see them.
- At 6914, bird feeders were removed on May 15, 2019. Are there others?
- Trash remains an issue.
- Where are these “compost piles”?
- Several locations of standing water have not been eliminated.
- Pet feces continues to be an issue.
- Water and nesting materials have not been removed.
- Sanitation issues have not been addressed.
This proposal increases the number of bait stations from fifteen (15) to one-hundred twenty (120).
Why is APS recommending such a significant increase in services? Where is the data, reports, justification? What information is this proposal based on?
Not to mention ALL OF THE REASONS PREVIOUSLY presented regarding the harm of bait boxes.