How do pests enter an establishment?
Pests have been known to cause unnecessary mayhem at any establishment that they invade. Organizations these days realize the need to actively get rid of these pests to maintain the health and order within the workplace. Health threats aside, just the sight of pests in common areas can be an enormous turnoff for the guests, clients, visitors or even the employees. Pests like certain insects and rodents can also damage equipment and infrastructure, which would eventually lead to heavy repair and replacement costs for the organization. In order to keep these pests at bay, it is important to figure out where they come from. It would be beneficial to know the entry points of pests into the facility to be able to curb the destruction.
S3FM brings you a list of the most common entry points of pests in an establishment to get you started on your quest to rid your workplace of pests and prevent the entry of new ones.
Water attracts a lot of disease-causing pests. What can be the most attractive spot for pests attracted to water? The Plumbing. The plumbing throughout the workplace can be home to several pests which can not only compromise on the overall health of the people associated, but also cause trouble with the plumbing, causing blockages, leakages, etc. Leakages can further attract pests like termites that can chew on and damage moist wood or moist surfaces in general.
2. AIR VENTS:
Air vents are usually in place to maintain ventilation within the workplace. They are installed with the purpose of maintaining a good airflow to avoid the clammy and suffocating feeling that is common in enclosed spaces. These vents can often be misused by pests that can utilize them to enter into the establishment. Pests can also chew through and damage the vents making it easier for other pests to enter. Vents in kitchens and pantries are the most attractive ones for pests to invade the space due to the smell of food and eatables.
Surprisingly enough, walls are one of the most common entry points for pests. Cracks and holes in walls act as a doorway for the pests to invade your workplace and cause unanticipated havoc. These crack and crevices in the wall don’t even need to be too big for the pests to enter. It is important for the organizations to ensure the quality of the walls from the outside to ensure there is no opportunity for the pests to enter. It will also serve well for the organization to maintain an atmosphere that isn’t hospitable for the pests. Professional pest control can prove extremely helpful with that.
Doors not just connect your organization with the outside world, but also allow the outside world to get in. Leaving doors open is like inviting the pests inside. It is important to keep the doors closed when not in use. Automatic doors or doors with sensors are conducive with this objective. The doors at your workplace also need to be properly weather-stripped to defend the premises against pests. It is also important to ensure that the doors are in great condition without any cracks or crevices.
Windows are the most common entry points for commercial pests. It is hence vital to ensure that the windows at the workplace have screens installed that can prevent the entry of any pests trying to invade the workplace. These windows need to be inspected regularly to ensure there are no holes. Windows also need to be inspected after storms to ensure no damage has been caused to them that could eventually lead to the entry of pests into the premises.
That being said, it is very important for organizations to invest in Professional Pest Control services to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone at your workplace. S3FM provides you with trained professionals that can strategically locate the entry points of pests at your workplace and make sure to rid the place of them.