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 see it through 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 behaviour.
This involves getting familiar with your residents as well as trade technicians operating on the property. Maintenance staff are generally more familiar with the condition of the property than anyone else. Technicians are in the basements checking pipes, vents and places that other people do not frequent, searching for and fixing faults; and if there are any pests to be found, chances are that the technicians have come in contact with them.
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.
Regular inspections of your building for points of entry that pests may exploit to gain access into your building and immediate repair of all broken and deficient building fixtures such as screens, windows, pipes, vent covers and holes as soon as you discover them.
Continual inspection of your buildings can be a huge undertaking especially when you’re looking for the tiniest of entry points. At Integral Pest Services we understand pest behavior and conduct thorough inspections of the interior and exterior of your buildings during our preventative services. We are looking for structural defects, environmental conditions and human behaviors that will impact the success of your pest prevention plan.
Recycle and Manage Your Garbage
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 a readily available food sources leading to potential infestations.
- 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 ways in protecting your properties, tenants and employees from pest infestations.
Keeping your property pest-free can be incredibly difficult. Enlisting Integral Pest Services help can make a profound difference. At Integral Pest Services, we are passionate about keeping your properties free from pests. We utilize the latest technology, proven treatment methods and take a proactive approach to keeping you pest free. Contact-us for a free no-obligation consultation.