Pest -Prevention and Control
August 30, 2017 | Posted in: Uncategorized
Prevention and Control:
Once you have confirmed that rodents are in your workplace, you can take the following steps to make the uninvited guests leave.
Dry up rodent water sources by repairing leaky faucets or pipes indoors and outdoors, by eliminating bird feeders and bird baths.
Secure rubbish, especially food waste, in metal or hard plastic containers that can resist gnawing. .
Do not leave cakes and cookies, or other employee-shared snacks, out overnight, as these can be highly attractive to the rodents (and other pests as well)
Decrease natural food sources near the property by gathering any tree fruit and nuts promptly when they fall to the ground.
Inspect building openings and utility entries for cracks of 1/4-inch or larger.
Seal any cracks with concrete, mortar, steel wool or metal flashing.
Mount storage sheds on concrete slabs to discourage tunneling.
Prune shrubs so that six inches of the ground below is visible and trim the height of ground covers to one foot or less.
Cut back vines hanging on buildings and tree limbs overhanging roofs to eliminate overhead building entries.
Ask employees to keep any food in the kitchen rather than in their desk drawers, or store and food in their desks in
pest-resistant, ungovernable containers.
Keep an eye out for signs of re-invasion and continue to manage all the above.