As certified exterminators, we are aware that pests at work can thrive more easily than we imagine.
Although offices may look clean, rodents and other insects are tempted to live together, so we must be especially careful and avoid pests.
Prevention and hygiene must always go hand in hand, and to have pest-free spaces, teamwork is important, between professionals and extermination and pest control personnel.
These tips will be of great help in making the office, the space where people live most of the time, pest free.
Store food in airtight containers to avoid pests
We all take a snack to the office to eat in peace in our space, but one thing that makes a difference is keeping it in an airtight container.
When we bring our meals in airtight containers, we avoid crumbs on the floor, and if we forget about it, there is no problem because it is out of reach of any pests.
Since the food is protected, ants, cockroaches, mice and other insects will not be attracted because there is no smell and no crumbs to eat.
Isolate water sources to control pests
Without food, pests already find a hostile environment, but if you correct water leaks, the environment will be more inhospitable to them.
Water leaks from sinks and pipes should be eliminated. Regular monitoring of the entire facility is an excellent method of prevention.
In the summer, it is also necessary to check the air conditioning units, as some of them leak water, generating humidity, an environment conducive to insect proliferation.
Without food and water, pests have a difficult environment to survive
Maintaining gardens to control pests
If the facility has gardens, they should be free of weeds. If there are houseplants, it is important to check them periodically.
Insects such as red spiders can invade the plants and damage them irreparably.
In addition, mice can take refuge in the grass which, in the secrecy of the night, will seek to enter the facilities, forming sooner or later a parasite that can attack the equipment.
Sealing sewers and drains to prevent pests from entering
Sewers are the preferred means of entry for rodents. They pass through them to enter homes and offices.
That’s why it’s necessary to seal sewers and sinks with screens, no matter how big or small, because they contain the entry of rodents.
Eliminate waste periodically
In the office, there are usually staff dedicated to maintaining order and cleanliness. However, both of these aspects involve the entire staff and you must collaborate from your space.
Trash should be disposed of daily. If not, it is important to use covered trash cans, to prevent any intruder from feeling welcome.
Technically, the trash can is for throwing away paper and it is valid to throw away some food packaging. But it’s important to make all staff aware that they can’t throw away a spoiled lunch.
Decaying food is a source of bad odors for the rest of the staff and attracts ants, mice, roaches and other insects.
Keep the station clean for food and beverages
Coffee and water stations certainly contribute to the well-being and warmth of the office, but it is necessary to maintain cleanliness.
Food scraps like bread crumbs or sugar cubes create an ideal environment for ants and roaches to appear.
Ideally, after serving, everyone should clean up and leave everything in order, whether it is sugar, coffee, tea or others, in their respective sealed containers, well closed and without residues.
Maintain order and cleanliness in all areas of the entity
Sometimes the office area is the priority, as far as maintaining order and cleanliness is concerned, but this is a habit that must be transmitted to all the facilities of the entity.
The packing, loading and unloading areas must be well guarded, as they are the gateway to a pest.
Inspection and Pest Control
All of the above should certainly go hand in hand with a pest control program.
As AKL Exterminator, we know the importance of designing an effective plan based on all the needs of the office or industrial space.
Pest control plans should be part of the office’s agenda. In addition, as pest control experts, we know that controlled and continuous treatments must also be applied, in order to prevent the proliferation of insects and rodents.
These activities must be certified and known to the entity in order to reduce risks.
Contact us: we know pest control Our experience in the sector supports us.