Our latest blog provides an 8 point checklist for pest control maintenance related to grout maintenance and repair.
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.
Prevent pest infestation:
Like our previous checklists, this post - which focuses on grout maintenance and repair - 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.
And the reason a blog on grout maintenance and repair falls under restriction is because tiles and grouting that are not properly maintained or regularly cleaned are an attractive food and water source for pests.
By putting these tips on grout maintenance and repair into practice, you'll not only be keeping your tiles in tip-top position, 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 8 grout maintenance and repair best practices:
We're certain that implementing these best practice tips for keeping your tiles in good condition will be useful whether you are building, renovating or simply occupying premises, and if implemented correctly 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.