Our latest blog contains a checklist of 10 pest prevention best practices for drain cleaning and maintenance.
As we have mentioned in many of our previous blogs, we believe that pest control for your business can only be effective if it's based firmly in the principles of Integrated pest management (IPM).
Integrated pest management employs a combination of practices including current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests, their behaviour, biology, and their interactions with their environment to eliminate the root cause of a pest infestation. You can read more about it in this blog post. IPM is based on four principles we call ERDM: exclusion, restriction, destruction and monitoring.
Preventative pest control:
This blog post, which focuses on floor drain cleaning and maintenance, 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.
And the reason a blog on floor drain cleaning falls under restriction is because floor drains that are not properly maintained or regularly cleaned are an attractive food and water source for many pests, but especially flies.
By putting these tips on drain cleaning into practice, you'll not only be preventing odour, but also restricting pests access to food and water, thus making your premises less inviting and containing the spread of pest infestations throughout your business.
Here are our top 10 best practices tips for floor drain cleaning and maintenance:
We're certain that implementing these drain cleaning and maintenance best practice tips for preventing pests will go a long way to eliminating pests and the problems associated with them.
Book a free pest risk survey with one of our pest experts today to ensure that your establishment is completely pest-free. You can also download this and our other checklists in our free Pest Prevention Best Practices eBook.