Read our latest blog for 10 best practice tips to prevent pest infestation in garbage areas.
We've been doing a series of blogs over the past couple of months that contain best practice pest prevention checklists for various areas of your business. These best practice checklists originate from our firm belief that pest control for any area of your business can only be truly effective if it's entrenched in 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.
Preventive pest control in your business:
Like our previous pest prevention checklists, this post - which focuses on the garbage and refuse areas - 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. Garbage and refuse areas are a very easy source of food and nesting materials for a number of common pests if not adequately maintained or regularly cleaned.
Best practice checklist for dumpster and garbage 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 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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