Pests are a nuisance - and can be a costly one at that. Prevention is ideal - so why not focus on never having a full blown pest problem in the first place? Pest control through sanitation is one of the keys to doing this successfully.
On a basic level, if your business provides the availability of food, water and shelter, you are setting yourself up for these small but mighty nuisances. Once pests have entered your premises, they can be hard to get rid of.
An effective pest control system must include sanitation at its core. Many problems can be reduced, or even prevented from occurring, if proper practices are followed.
The following is a checklist to help ensure your business environment is protected. If you have already identified a pest problem, then it is recommended to contact a professional pest control service.
A pest problem can result from factors both outside and inside your building.
Litter: Garbage containers that are not tightly sealed - or even worse, open or litter scattered around the property, invite pests. Garbage can attract pests and encourage them to look for ways to enter the building. Ensure trash from the facility is taken out at the appropriate time.
Standing water: If you have any containers of water lying around, this could attract mosquitoes. Empty them to prevent bugs from breeding on your property and from giving them a source of water.
Cracks and crevices in building structure: Check for any new cracks or crevices in the property routinely. Make sure these are sealed up before bugs come out in the warmer months of the year.
Vents: It's also important to keep an eye on vents in your building. Vents can dispense small particles of food onto the roof that can be attractive. Regularly clean the vents and the roof to make sure bugs have nothing to find.
Garbage disposal: Make sure garbage is stored in tightly sealed containers and removed in a timely manner. Recyclables and compost should also be kept in tamper-proof containers.
Food storage: Store food off the floor in cupboards or pantry.
Clean-up: Insects, ants and bugs can feed on tiny amounts of food, such as crumbs left on the floor. Clean floors, especially in the kitchen and dining area regularly.
Equipment: All equipment should be kept clean and well maintained. If the equipment isn't self-cleaning, ensure that employees are trained in how to properly clean them.
Consistency and prevention is the key to successful Pest Control management and eradication. Think Solutions Cleaning & Support have Preventative Management Plans including:
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