How to Prevent Growth of Pests and Insects?

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Pests and insects can be a cause of worry for the business that has warehouses for food storage and other things, which are easily vulnerable by pests. They simply eat up your profit and may also lead to health problems for those who have consumed that stuff. This is true for the companies who have a large amount of food storage.

This is not just limited to small insects like flies or ants, but rats and snakes can also pose bigger problems. They can easily contaminate our food without even giving us a clue. However, these pests mostly appear at night, making it more difficult to catch and eradicate them.

According to one study conducted in 2011, the industry has approximately 21,500 companies, with manpower more than 150,000. The expected revenue of this industry in 2012 was $11.4 billion and is going up by more than five percent every year. This shows that insects and rodents can simply appear anywhere in the world if proper care is not taken.

According to a survey, the pests and insects were normally limited to residences and hotels. But, now they are present in unexpected places, like commercial buildings, movie theaters, clothes shop and many other places. Because of these reasons, the requirement of pest control companies came in huge demand. These pest control companies give you a complete solution to get rid of pests and rodents by applying different treatments. Some pest control companies in Sydney also offer pest treatment for offices, hospitals, hotels and other commercial buildings.

Here are 4 Tips to Prevent the Growth of Pests and Insects

  1. Maintenance issue: Stay alert about maintenance of your building. Regularly call for pest control companies to have your area serviced in order to keep pests away. Also, check for any holes, gaps or cracks in your building. Even a single hole or crack can be the door for thousands of pests. Make sure you get those repaired.

  2. Store garbage in sealed containers: If your company deals with something that produces a lot of garbage daily, which can turn out to be an invitation for insects, then you need to store them in sealed containers. Make sure that garbage is not accessed even by single insect; otherwise one insect will bring thousands along. Dispose collected garbage safely as soon as possible, which lowers the risk of being affected by them.

  3. Check for the drainage system: Make sure your premise is having fully functioning drainage system. Check that water does not lodge anywhere. Stagnant water is also a home for these pests. Check for the premise's gutters if they are easily letting water flow through them and do not overflow anywhere.

  4. Make use of dustbins: Do not throw food leftovers exposed to the environment. If you cannot find a dustbin, then keep it with you unless you find one. This will stop the growth of pests and will also keep your city look clean. Hotels and Restaurant owners should take special care while disposing the garbage. Areas having eating places and pantry should be kept clean.

According to the National Pest Management Association, the annual damage at national level is more than $5 billion. Rodents alone are responsible for consuming and contaminating 20% of total food production. Further, they are responsible for causing damage to property and commercial buildings by chewing electricity cables and spilling inflammable materials. As pests carry danger organisms, they transmit severe diseases like malaria, plague and sometimes also result in the death of the people. According to studies, over 50,000 are hospitalized due to disease caused by insects every year. Hence, it is necessary to exterminate them.


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