Pest Control Tips For Better Protection
Pest prevention and control in multi-family complexes and commercial spaces can be a particularly difficult task to undertake due to the sheer number of people living and occupying the buildings. Cockroaches, rodents, ants, bed bugs, and birds can have a field day migrating from one unit to the other and controlling them can sometimes seem like a herculean task.
Challenging as it is, the property manager must oversee their pest control plans to successful completion. Not only are pests unsightly and irritating to tenants, but pests can also be potentially dangerous and harmful to the well-being of tenants and your buildings.
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To Keep Your Property Safe From Pests, Follow These Simple Steps:
Good property management in the aspect of responsible pest prevention and control requires a quality Integrated Pest Management Program that continually monitors the condition of your building and also take into consideration other factors that could serve to impact the successful management of pest such as environmental and human behavior.
Becoming familiar with your residents’ behaviors as well as enlisting trade technicians operating on the property to be your second set of eyes increase the success of your pest control program and reduce infestations. Maintenance staff are generally more familiar with the condition of the property than anyone else. They frequent the basements checking pipes and vents, searching for and fixing faults; and if there are any pests to be found, chances are that the maintenance staff have come in contact with them.
Continual inspection of your buildings can be a huge undertaking especially when you are looking for the tiniest entry points. At Integral Pest Services we understand pest behavior and conduct thorough inspections of the interior and exterior of your buildings. We are looking for structural defects, environmental conditions, and human behaviors that will impact the success of your pest prevention plan.
Eliminate Access Points
The first line of defense against pests in any commercial space is to ensure that they do not get in. Infestations can be minimized and contained within the immediate area of infestation by blocking access to other parts of the building.
Performing regular inspections of your building for points of entry and completing immediate repairs of all broken and deficient building fixtures such as screens, windows, pipes, vent covers and holes will keep you ahead of invading pests.
Utilizing the correct materials for each repair ensures you are provided with long-lasting protection. Our Pest-Proofing services use durable field tested materials that have proven to be resistant to nuisance pests.
If your garbage is not managed properly, it will contribute to pest problems. Leaving food or drink residue inside recyclables will attract pests. Damaged or rusting out garbage bins allow for easy entry points for rodents and creates readily available food sources leading to potential infestations.
Recycle and Manage Your Garbage
- Always ensure recycling bins are lined with bags and frequently washed out so their insides remain clean and free of pests.
- Fit recycling bins and garbage containers with tight-fitting lids and latch them locked.
- Arrange for your trash and recycling to be picked up frequently.
- Store recycling bins and trash cans as far away from the building as possible.
- Replace all damaged bins right away.
Monitoring the activities of your technicians and working with your team to look for signs of pests, documenting all pest sightings, and fixing all structural deficiencies will go a long way in protecting your properties, tenants and employees from pest infestations. Proactive measures such as regular inspections and control methods must be implemented to reduce the likelihood of infestations.
Property managers can employ a monthly newsletter for tenants about potential pests issues, strategies to prevent pests, and signs of early pest developments that will help to educate tenants and reduce the frequency of infestations and the associated remediation costs.
Partnering with Integral Pest Services provides you the peace of mind knowing all aspects of your pest control program is being cared for. Whether it is pest prevention tips for your tenants, or providing rapid knockdown service for bed bug infestations, we have you covered. We believe that pest control should not be a headache nor negatively affect your bottom line.
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Keeping your property pest-free can be incredibly difficult. Enlisting Integral Pest Services is easy. At Integral Pest Services, we utilize the latest technology, proven treatment methods and take a proactive approach to keeping you pest free.
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