Read more about preventing pest factors in business with our 10 pest prevention best practices for employee personal item storage areas.
We've been doing a series of blogs over the past few weeks which contain best practice pest prevention checklists for various areas of your business. These best practice checklists originate the fact that pest control for any area of your business can only be truly effective if it's based firmly on the principles of Integrated pest management (IPM).
Integrated pest management employs a combination of practices including current, comprehensive information on the lifecycles of pests, their behaviour, biology, and their interactions with their environment to eliminate the root cause of a pest infestation. IPM is based on four principles we call ERDM: Exclusion, Restriction, Destruction, and Monitoring.
Prevent pest factors in your business:
Like our previous checklists, this post - which focuses on areas in which employee store their personal items - also falls under the restriction component of ERDM. Restriction is all about containing the spread of pest infestations throughout your business through the removal of food and harborage sites. Storage areas - especially areas where employees store personal items - have the potential to become an easy source of food and nesting materials for a number of common pests.
Best practice checklist for employee personal item storage areas:
By putting the tips below into practice, you'll be restricting pest access to food and water, thus making your premises less inviting and, in turn, containing the spread of pest infestations throughout your business.
We're certain that implementing these best practice tips will be useful to ensure that both your business remains pest-free. Book a free pest risk survey with one of our pest experts today to ensure that you are taking all the right precautions to maintain a pest-free establishment.
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