Pest Control is serious business! If you take it lightly, you and your family, your pets, your property and even your business might be at stake! Pests like mice, cockroaches and others can make a nest in your home or business before you know they are there. All it takes is one or two to start a colony. Then, within a matter of hours or days, they’ve made themselves comfortable and expect you to pay the bill with your health and your safety.

 

An effective Pest control system provides protection from harmful insects that can cause public health issues and costly damages to property. Pest control is necessary because rodents and insects carry diseases, infest your kitchens and bedrooms, bite you or your pets. Ugghhh!!  The purpose of removing any kind of pest from your home, garage, or yard is to keep you safe and healthy. For example, rodents can leave feces on or near food they find in your kitchen. If you accidentally eat contaminated food, you can become very ill. Pests of all stripes carry tough viruses and bacteria that require long-term treatment. Others can make existing medical conditions like asthma even worse.

If you spot a termite, a bed bug, or any other insect that can cause damage to your family or your home, it is necessary to call an efficient Pest Control Company like Prime Pest Control! Also rodents can cause serious property damage and their presence can lead to some long-term diseases. Rodents like rats carry the Hantavirus and salmonella, tularemia and bubonic plague viruses

Although there is no better or worse time of the year to have pest control done, spring is the time of the year when pests start appearing around your home again. This is because the rise in temperatures makes them more visible. During colder months of the year domestic insect pests are not as active.

The different methods of Pest Control:

·         Physical methods of pest control.

·         Chemical methods of pest control. ...

·         Cultural methods of pest control. ...

·         Biological methods of pest control.

 

In terms of prevention, homes & businesses need to consider the three important components of pest control:

·         constantly be aware of the need to remove all sources of food – pest-proof containers for loose food, removing all spillages and food debris, and cleaning

·         remove all sources of harborage internally and externally

·         Ensure that the building is pest proof - many people don’t realize that mice can get through the tiniest of gaps.

 

Things to do once your pest control treatment is completed:

1.      Wait: If you had to vacate the premises, wait until the recommended time before you head back home

2.      Discard any food left outside

3.      Do not clean immediately

4.      Repair any leaks

5.      Avoid leaving paper around

6.      Protect yourself

7.      Keep checking for pests

 

Pest Control & the Hospitality Industry:

Though Pest control is very important to all businesses to keep property and people safe, it is and “essential” in the hospitality industry. Failure to control pests can lead to serious legal consequences including the closure of the premises, fines and prosecutions, and catastrophic drops in food hygiene rating scores; all of which can lead to poor publicity, sales plummeting and even closure!. A joined-up approach of the Pest Control Company as well as the management is absolutely essential; everybody needs to know what their roles and responsibilities are in relation to pest control: pest control is actually everybody’s responsibility!!