Think About The Risk. You Tell Me The Safety Moment

In April, my teammates made me the Safety Champion for our district, an honor that I take seriously. I’m taking a break from blogging for a couple of weeks, but I’m going to give YOU some homework. Well, maybe just a few photos that will get you to think about the risks we take every day. I know some of you who tune in to my blog each week are not directly working in the pest control industry, but if you didn’t have an interest, you wouldn’t be reading this.


My challenge to you… look at the photos and think about how they relate to what happens in your facilities, in your home, to you, to your team, every day. I purposely left out all the captions. Think about how lack of sleep, medications, heat, attitude can affect your safety, and the safety of everyone around you.

Each photo has something to do with a potential pest control issue, too. Some are obvious, some are not. You didn’t think I’d leave that tidbit out, did you? PCOs have to sometimes think outside the box to find the pest source. If you’ve REALLY been paying attention to this blog, you’ll be able to find the potential pest issues.

You can share your thoughts with me if you’d like. Drop an email.

Published by Melisa Arnold, A.C.E.

My career in pest management began while working in a flour mill as the “in-house” technician in 2008. I am certified in multiple states. I began working full time as a fumigation-pest control tech in 2010. I achieved my Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) in 2018. I have a Master Tech certification from Kansas State University/Kansas Pest Control Association. I hold a Bat Management certification from NWCOA. Every day, I realize how much I DON’T KNOW. My goal for this blog is to share my every day experiences from the field and to make us all think outside the box for solutions to make pest control make sense.

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