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26 сентября 2012

Dealing with Pests in a Warehouse

Comm Whare2Dealing with pests in commercial warehouse is a challenge for many pest control companies. A variety of pests, including animals and insects, can plague your facility.

However, it is crucial to treat these facilities, as well as stored goods effectively.Treating warehouse becomes especially challenging when it comes to storing food and other perishable items.

So, to make sure your warehouse is safe from pests, it is advisable to follow these 6 steps:

  • Assessment. This is the first and foremost step in effective pest control program creation. It is not easy, though. You have to pay a special attention to entry points, food and water sources, shelter areas and customer/employee corners. You will also have to access all warehouse areas, including shipping and receiving area, closets, storage room, utility and comfort rooms, pantry, and, of course, cafeteria.
  • Building design examination. A through assessment will help you to identify all problem areas. Afterwards, you will have to assess customer/employee traffic of the building (that is, the total number of people going in and out of your facility every single day). Pay attention to pedestrian doors, electrical conduits, waters sources, overhead doors, as well as exterior perimeters (fence lines, dumpsters, storage building, etc.)
  • Pest identification. Different pests are treated differently which depends on pest reaction to treatment. Typically, pest control professionals gather information from employees in order to avoid future infestations and to be able to monitor existing problems more efficiently.
  • Custom programs. Since each warehouse is unique, different warehouses require different pest control programs. The major factors to consider are as follows: location, weather, size and age of the building, and some others. Pest control professionals develop the best pest control program after talking to your employees, and inspecting the facilities.
  • Sanitation. Maintaining sanitation is a bottom line of any pest control program. Its success or failure will greatly depend on the sanitation of your warehouse, which is the major factor defining a pest free territory. Pest control professionals will use service and application records, sight logs and sanitation reports to ensure program effectiveness. This will help you to prevent health risks, as well as legal and financial problems arising due to pest invasion.

Integrated Pest Management Techniques

Integrated pest management techniques typically use records, inspection, elimination, pest monitors, traps and chemicals. In other words, integrated techniques combine different factors, coming up with a customized solution to your problems. A successful combination of these factors will result in pest elimination and prevention from any further problems. In addition, your employees will learn right strategies and proper practices on pest control. IPM techniques limit the use harmful materials and dangerous chemicals. Other possible services may include:

  • Pipes and lines caulking
  • Insect and rodent traps
  • Installation or modification of insect traps
  • Changing the structure
  • Insect sightings documentation
  • Maintaining records for officials and clients
  • Total commitment to safety (doing everything possible to secure your warehouse from pest invasion).

IPM's most important benefits include:

  • 24/7 services. Pest control professional have very flexible schedules, and are always available if you need them.
  • High quality. Since quality level is monitored all the time, it surpasses licensing bureau quality standards. Pest control professional provide book logs and personalized sanitation documents. Their technicians are licensed professionals with a verified background.
  • Great communication. IPM log books provide pertinent data, clear guidelines, safety and review check, necessary reports, etc. In other words, IPM provides great results.
  • Qualified entomologists. You will be able to hire certified entomologists, knowledgeable about different pests and insects.

Pest control services can help you with the following warehouses:

  • Third party logistics warehouse
  • Food warehouse
  • Dry goods warehouse
  • Cold storage warehouse
  • Refrigerated warehouse
  • Medical warehouse
  • Drug warehouse
  • Data warehouse
  • Importer warehouse
  • Exporter warehouse
  • Moving and storage companies
  • Transport business
  • Customs warehouse
  • Manufacturing warehouse
  • Wholesalers warehouse
  • Automated warehouse

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