Our latest blog provides a 10 point checklist for businesses on how to prevent pest infestations in the receiving areas of your business.
We've been doing a series of blogs over the past few weeks containing pest prevention checklists for various areas of your business, and as we have mentioned before, we believe 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.
How to prevent pest infestation in key areas:
Like our previous checklists, this post - which focuses on receiving 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. Poorly maintained receiving areas are an easy source of food and nesting materials for a number of common pests.
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. You can read more about some of the pest challenges in stock rooms specifically in this blog post.
10 Pest Prevention Best Practices for Receiving Areas:
We're certain that implementing these best practice tips will be useful to ensure that both your stock and your premises remain pest-free. Book a free pest risk survey with one of our pest experts today to ensure that your establishment is completely pest-free.
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