Research Findings

  •  A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Childrens Center, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found that of 100 city bedrooms of children with asthma, 84% had detectable levels of airborne mouse allergen.

  • If the homeowner stores unclean bins around the side of the house, in addition to the odor and bacteria, the home is exposed to an increased incidence of rodents such as mice, rats and raccoons. These unwelcome creatures are attracted to the heat and garbage is an excellent source of food. There are several diseases that can be directly transmitted by rodents. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a viral disease that is transmitted by rodents and can be spread in several ways: inhaling dust that is contaminated with rat urine or droppings, direct contact with rat feces or urine, and infrequently due to the bite of the rodent.

  • House flies are also extremely attracted to garbage. A female can lay a total of 5 to 6 batches of eggs (up to 150 eggs in a batch) and typically do so in warm and moist areas that will supply suitable food for larvae. Your garbage bins are a perfect spot. Arkansas warm weather, and the seasonal extreme high temperatures can accelerate eggs hatching – some within 12-24 hours. House flies are major carriers of disease. They are known to transfer over 100 pathogens resulting in ailments, including typhoid, tuberculosis, cholera and dysentery. House flies collect these pathogens on their legs and mouths when feeding on trash.

  • To effectively eliminate the bacteria and disease that are typically found in trash bins, water needs to be heated above 200 degrees Fahrenheit. If the homeowner attempts to self-clean their bins and are unable to reach this minimum temperature certain chemicals would be needed to properly kill the bacteria. If the homeowner attempts to self-clean, with a garden hose, they are likely not equipped to properly dispose of the waste water. Disposing the waste and water into your yard can damage your property and dumping it down the gutter/storm drain pollutes the environment, and is against the City municipal code.

  • Using our cleaning system and technologies, we are able to eliminate 99% of all known bacteria, leaving bins sanitized and deodorized, and safely dispose of the hazardous waste water. 

Black Death-type bacteria found in trash

LONDON, May 7 (UPI) -- Bacteria from the same family as the Black Death was recently found inside British trash cans that are only emptied once every two weeks.

  • A health hazards study found among some of the trash cans collected every 14 days, a strain of bacteria eerily similar to that of the one that killed 75 million people during the Middle Ages, The Daily Mail said Monday.

  • The study found some of the bacteria found in the receptacles were from the exact family from which the "yersinia pestis" strain originated centuries ago.

  • Such troubling findings were included in the study's report, which suggested garbage collection in certain areas of Britain be increased to prevent potential health hazards.

  • "As we endeavor to drive the population to meet national and local recycling targets with a system of biweekly curbside collection, the potential biohazards associated should not be overlooked," the report from the University of Northampton's SITA Center said.

  • The Daily Mail said that the center recommended more stringent garbage collection procedures, as well as advancements in refuse containment and deposition.