Emily Kil is co-owner of Eco Bear, a leading biohazard remediation company in Southern California. An experienced entrepreneur, Emily assisted in founding Eco Bear as a means of combining her business experience with her desire to provide assistance to people facing challenging circumstances. Emily regularly writes about her first-hand experiences providing services such as biohazard cleanup, suicide cleanup, crime scene cleanup, unattended death cleanup, infectious disease disinfection, and other types of difficult remediations in homes and businesses.

Landlord’s Legal Duty Regarding Possible Meth Contamination: What Should be Done Between Tenants

Long gone are the days in which meth was manufactured in broken down trailers in distant wooded enclaves in rural areas in the United States. In today’s world, meth is cooked in places that include rental apartment, condos, townhomes, and single-family residences. In addition, meth remains a widely used illegal drug. Many people smoke this…

Setting Rat Traps

Are you coping with a rodent infestation?  Are you looking to place traps in or around your property to eliminate rats or mice?  It’s fairly easy to set Victor Rat Traps. These traps are inexpensive and effective rodent management systems. However, many people have apprehensions about settings these quick-snapping devices.  In this article, we show…

Main Causes of Water Damage

Water damage in a business or home can have devastating consequences. From structural damage to the potential spread of disease, water infiltration and damage at a commercial or residential property can present extremely serious problems and issues. As part of understanding how to defend against and remediate the negative consequences of water infiltrating a property,…

In-Home Supportive Services

In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a publicly funded Medi-Cal program that provides disabled, blind, and low-income elderly individuals with comprehensive in-home care so that they can safely remain in their homes. IHSS is funded by federal, California state, and California county governments. IHSS workers are hired to provide a wide range of services and supervision.…

Meth and Fentanyl Decontamination of Bank-Owned Properties

In any large or midsize community, bank-owned properties that sit vacant for what can be a more extended period of time are rather commonplace. Unfortunately, vacant bank-owned properties are not necessarily monitored with sufficient regularity. As a result, a bank-owned residential or commercial property can become a site where inappropriate activity occurs. This can include…

How to Legally Label a Rodent Bait Station in California

If you are a property owner or manager, you are probably going to need bait stations at some point. Rodents pose some serious health risks to exposed individuals. When you ignore these contaminants, you risk exposing yourself to several serious and even fatal diseases. Properly labeled bait stations enable you to quickly and efficiently eliminate…

Health, Psychological, and Emotional Impact of “Stench of Death” From a Neighboring Apartment

As of 2020, 36.6 percent of people in the United States reside in homes of different types that they rent. The majority of these rental residences are found in multiunit buildings of different types, including apartments, duplexes, condo buildings, and adjoining townhomes. As an aside, there are a number of communities in Southern California in…

How to Disinfect a Building of COVID-19

The current and ongoing infectious outbreak of COVID-19 has changed how businesses and private people protect themselves and others from catching the viral disease through the proper cleaning and disinfecting procedures strongly recommended now by the CDC, Centers for Disease Control. Note: COVID-19 refers to a coronavirus disease that was first discovered in 2019 hence…

Meth Smoking Experiment: Research by the World-Renowned National Medical and Research Center

Methamphetamine contamination of a property necessitating professional meth decontamination can occur in three primary ways: Meth lab Meth storage Meth use This type of contamination occurs when people smoke meth, which is one of the more common ways in which people ingest meth. Many people understandably initially balk at the thought that using meth in…

Your Rights in a Multiunit Condominium Building Following an Unattended Death in a Neighboring Unit

A truly challenging situation arises when a person dies an unattended death in a condominium in a multiunit building. An unattended death is one in which a person dies alone and his or her remains are not discovered for a period of time. In the aftermath of an unattended death, the stench associated with human…

COVID-19 and the California Agriculture and Livestock Industry

During the course of the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic, certain elements of the broader agriculture and livestock industry faced significant challenges associated with coronavirus contamination and infection spread. As a result, keeping people safe going forward into the future demands the implementation of certain cleaning and disinfection protocols coupled with physical distancing guidelines…

Addressing the Aftermath of an Unattended Death in a Multifamily Apartment Building: The Rights of Neighboring Tenants

One of the most challenging situations involving biohazardous contamination is the aftermath of what technically is known as an unattended death. In basic terms, an unattended death involves a situation in which a person dies alone for one reason or another. The deceased individual’s remains aren’t found for a period of time that may equate…