They’re making a 10x increased investment in fighting pests as part of a $5.2 million 7 year contract.
Rather than merely waiting for reports of vermin to come in — as the current contract requires — then waiting hours more for the bug busters to show up, a new on-site pest service would be continually on the hunt for dust mites, ants, bees, raccoons, skunks, and other unwelcome visitors.
Orkin would be responsible for pest control of all the terminals, the central terminal area and most other buildings in and around the airfield…
“The new program is based on removing the factors that invite/harbor pests, eliminating conditions and paths of travel,” Shuter said in written comments forwarded by an airport spokeswoman.
…The goal is to ensure that there are no un-treated and un-watched areas where pests could incubate and thrive,”
There are a few other aviation-related places that could use this kind of approach, like United headquarters, the ice machine at the B/C terminal Admirals Club in Philadelphia (who knows what the ‘pink slime’ will attract!) and the United Clubs at Washington Dulles: