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by Alliance Environmental · July 19, 2017

Marketing "How To's"

It’s something every company needs. Marketing. The importance of marketing has always been evident but more so within the past decade with the rise of many fast-paced marketing outlets. Marketing by definition is “…the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” If you are in marketing whether that’s face to face or social media marketing, you know how important this is.

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by Melissa Asplund · May 16, 2017

Why Bed Bugs Are Hard to Kill

“Every living thing on Earth has a unique set of strategies to adapt to life-threatening situations in the environment,” says Fang Zhu, Ph.D., a leader of an international research at the American Chemical Society (ACS). Bed bugs are no different. In 2015, a University of Kentucky survey found that 68% of pest management professionals agreed that bed bugs are the most difficult pest to eliminate. Why are they so difficult to kill? Bed bugs, like all living beings, have adapted and developed a resistance to common pesticides and chemical treatments.

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by Alliance Environmental · May 10, 2017

It's Not if, It's When

Encountering a scene that involves blood, body fluids or human waste can leave property management with the question of what to do. Do you call maintenance? Do you call Corporate? Does the waste end up in your property dumpsters? Can you inadvertently be putting yourself, your employees and other tenants at risk?

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by Melissa Asplund · April 27, 2017

Increase of Bedbug Insurance Claims by U.S. Businesses

According to Allianz, a financial services company, there has been a recent spike in bedbugs for animal insurance claims. U.S. claims involving bed bugs has increased 50% between 2014 and 2015. These findings analyzed more than 100,000 corporate liability claims from roughly over 100 countries totaling $9.3 billion. Of these claims, 1,880 United State animal-related business liability claims represented 2% of all commercial claims.

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by Melissa Asplund · April 21, 2017

Monterey Contractor Busted for Illegal Asbestos Removal

After over a decade of violating asbestos-related environmental laws and regulations, a Monterey contractor has been found guilty of violating such laws and was fined seven million dollars. The work being performed occurred in Monterey County at Carmel Valley Manor. The renovation work spanned from 1998 until 2013 with failure to survey for asbestos and notify the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (“MBARD”). In addition, the violations included failure to properly handle asbestos-containing materials during removal and disposal. The building owner was also fined $825,000.

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by Melissa Asplund · April 06, 2017

Bed Bug Season is Among Us

We’ve all heard the expression ’sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite!’ but when is it time to truly worry about bed bugs? The answer is now! As the weather begins to warm up, unwanted pests are beginning to move around. Travel season is among us – with Spring break just passing, Memorial day in our foresights, and Summer time right around the corner! Prime time bed bug season is typically lasts from March until November. The more people travel, the more likely bed bugs are to latch on for a ride.

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by Melissa Asplund · March 27, 2017

How to Survive Tradeshow Season

With tradeshow season in full bloom, it can be easy to become drained and overwhelmed. Tradeshows are not for the weak, as it takes a full attention span with determination, exuberance, and patience. Most exhibit halls are open for long periods of time, and some even contain lengthy breaks while attendees are in concurrent sessions; which, in turn, leaves the exhibitors to slowly lose their energy. Not to worry, as we have some do’s and don’ts for how to survive this year’s tradeshow season.

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by Melissa Asplund · March 08, 2017

Top Cities with Bed Bug Infestations

Unfortunately, the bed bug infestations number continues to grow on a daily basis. Almost ten years ago, bed bugs were unheard of; today, we have a record breaking number for people effected by bed bugs in the United States. According to the National Pest Management Association, about 99.6% of all pest control professionals have treated bed bugs at some point.

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by Melissa Asplund · February 21, 2017

Where to Find Asbestos in the Home

Asbestos was deemed the “magic mineral” – nearly indestructible and encouraged to be used wherever possible. It was the most popular material used in the 1970’s. Not only was asbestos extremely strong, it could also absorb sound, was extremely heat, fire, and electricity resistant, and was incredibly affordable. These desirable properties made the fibrous material popular amongst manufacturers.

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by Melissa Asplund · January 03, 2017

Cleaning up the Bad and the Ugly with Alliance

Being a property manager unfortunately means dealing with a plethora of unforeseen events. Sometimes, they are not the type of events that any one wants to handle or even knows how to handle. For some of these bad and ugly unexpected events, Alliance Environmental Group is here to help in any way we can. Here are some instances where we can assist property managers in sticky situations:

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