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Pest Proofing in Businesses

  • “Pest-proof” your business by being vigilant of maintenance needs and common-sense pest prevention.
  • Dispose of garbage regularly and store in sealed containers.
  • Keep basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Look for rodent droppings in undisturbed areas, including closets, attics, and along floorboards, which indicate a pest problem.
  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of your business, including entry points for utilities and pipes.
  • Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the building.
  • Repair fascia, soffits and rotted roof shingles; some insects are drawn to deteriorating wood.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the building’s foundation and windows.
  • Don’t overlook proper drainage at the foundation; install gutters or diverts, which will channel water away from the building.
  • Be sure your employees keep food sealed and stored properly.
  • Clean high-volume areas daily, such as public eating areas and kitchenettes, where crumbs and trash are more likely to build up.
  • Call a local pest management professional to identify the problem, survey for, and control the pest(s) using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach.
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