Integrated Pest Management: Cockroaches

Cockroaches, like all pests, need food, water, and shelter to survive. Removal of these three conditions makes it difficult for pests to survive in your home. 

Manejo Integrado de Plagas: Cucarachas

Las cucarachas, como todas las plagas, necesitan comida, agua y refugio para sobrevivir. La eliminación de estas tres condiciones dificulta la supervivencia de las plagas en su hogar.

Integrated Pest Management: Mice and Rats

Mice and rats are not only a nuisance, they can make children sick. For people with asthma and allergies, mice and rats are problematic as their dander and feces are highly allergenic. Mice and rats also carry a host of diseases. 

Manejo Integrado de Plagas: Los ratones y las ratas

Los ratones y las ratas no solo son una molestia, sino que pueden enfermar a los niños. Para las personas con asma y alergias, los ratones y las ratas son problemáticos ya que su caspa y heces son altamente alergénicas. Los ratones y las ratas también portan una serie de enfermedades.

Integrated Pest Management

Due to Covid-19 and Michigan’s statewide order for residents to stay home and only leave for essential business, we are spending close to 100% of our time in our homes. Now is a great time to do all that we can to reduce our exposure to pests that trigger asthma and allergies. This week, Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan will provide information on how to combat mice and cockroaches in the home using integrated pest management or IPM.  

Manejo Integrado de Plagas

Debido a que Covid-19 y la orden estatal de Michigan para que los residentes se queden en casa y solo se vayan por negocios esenciales, estamos gastando cerca del 100% de nuestro tiempo en nuestros hogares. Ahora es un buen momento para hacer todo lo posible para reducir nuestra exposición a las plagas que provocan asma y alergias. Esta semana, Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan proporcionará información sobre cómo combatir ratones y cucarachas en el hogar mediante el manejo integrado de plagas o IPM.

Healthy Housing Goes Global

​In November of 2018, the World Health Organization stepped firmly into the healthy housing world when it released its WHO Housing and Health Guidelines. While local conditions are different all over the world, the strategies WHO suggests are universal and certainly apply to Grand Rapids.

Healthy Homes Moving Party

Thank you to everyone who came out to our moving party at the Meanwhile. We appreciated seeing so many faces, and we raised a total of $1,375 between donations, tips and 30% of sales! 

Our special guest, Frassandra the Cockroach, along with Representative Winnie Brinks and Commissioner Jim Talen, helped us raffle Slows BBQ gift cards in celebration of their upcoming opening in the downtown market. 

Were you unable to make it to the Meanwhile but still want to help with the move? You can sign up here to volunteer to help with moving or you can donate here.

Click here to see more pictures!


New Resource for Fighting Bedbugs

The State of Michigan has released an excellent new resource for people dealing with bedbugs, including strategies for do-it-yourselfers who may not be able to pay for pest control.