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Heat and Trashcan Bacteria

You may have heard conflicting ideas about bacteria: heat kills bacteria and bacteria thrives in hot environments – like the trashcan. Technically, both are true. Bacteria can grow at various temperatures, from your freezer to hot springs. There is a happy point between both extremes where most bacteria grow the best. There are also various kinds of bacteria. We …

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Trash Cans Explained: Bacteria in Cold Weather

Brrr, it’s cold! That must mean that you don’t have to clean your trash can…right? Wrong! Just because the temperatures outside are freezing, it doesn’t mean all germs and bacteria inside your trashcan are killed off. The cold temperatures of your garage or outdoors only slows bacterial growth. According to USDA FIS, temperatures below 40°F can …

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Bacteria at the beach: High levels found at nearly a dozen locations in past two weeks

Contamination advisories lasting at least one day were issued for 11 different beaches in Northwest Indiana between July 29 and Friday. The beaches included: • Broadway Beach in Beverly Shores• Central Beach at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore• Hammond Marina West• Indiana Dunes State Park’s east and west beaches• Sheridan Beach Stop 7 in Michigan City• Shore Avenue Beach in Beve rly …

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E.coli Outbreak in Ohio

The devastating E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least 75 people in Germantown, Ohio, is continuing to cause a lot of pain.  A 73-year-old man died last week, and a 14-year-old boy was just released from the hospital, and is likely home recovering from the effects of hemolytic uremic syndrome.  A 4-year-old girl …

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Common Pests in Your Trash Can

Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria and the Common Cold, these are the most common elements in your trash can. Don’t let them spread to you and your family! Call us to make sure your trash can is clean and free bacteria and germs!

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