From cockroaches to mice: campus restaurants talk pest control

Cockroaches, mice, and flies are all things that people don’t want near their food. But what do campus restaurants do if customers complain about it? Blake Brooks, the manager at Oliver’s Pub & Patio, said there’s a cockroach issue all over campus. “There has been a cockroach issue in all of my 15 years at Carleton, so we’re not going to lie and say there’s no cockroaches spotted,” Brooks said. “It’s up to the customer what they choose to do. We don’t have a major problem and we haven’t had many customer issues.” Brooks added that if a student sees a pest in Oliver’s, he would “take care of that individual pest.” According to him, pest issues will only get […]

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Bedbugs infestations on the rise with back to school

Many McGill University students may have arrived in Montreal for their first week of classes only to find they had more roommates than expected. Bedbug infestations have long been a problem for Montreal due to high poverty rates and many impermanent residents such as students, according to the Toronto Star. McGill students aren’t the only ones fighting to get rid of bedbugs. Every Ontario college and university has experienced the pests, said Laura Storey, director of housing and residence life services at Carleton University. Eric Ber, a representative of Go Pest Control’s Ottawa location, said he’s no stranger to receiving calls from landlords on behalf of student residents with bedbug problems. Often, he said, these calls are concentrated in the […]

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