Our latest blog takes a look at perimeter pest control and gives you a checklist of 9 pest prevention best practices for businesses that share walls and ceilings.
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. We've tried to make these checklists simple to understand and to download in one bundle at the end of every post.
These pest practice tips stem 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 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.
This is how ERDM fits into Integrated Pest Management:
Preventive pest control in your business:
Like many of our previous checklists, this post - which focuses on perimeter pest control and especially businesses that share walls and ceilings - also falls under the restriction component of ERDM.
Restriction is all about containing the spread of pest infestations throughout your business, and shared walls and ceilings can make for easy access into neighbouring properties. Ceiling cavities also make for excellent harbourage sites.
Best practice checklist for businesses that share walls and ceilings:
By putting the tips below into practice, you'll be restricting pest access to other areas of your business - or someone else's 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.
If you found this checklist useful, why not download all of our pest prevention checklists in a convenient bundle?