Pest Control In The Workplace
What type of businesses can have problems with rodents?
The answer is virtually any business that operates from a building because mice and rats typically find everything they need to survive. I. E warmth, shelter and food in a typical workplace.
Mice and rats can get through an opening 1/4 to 1/2" space. Sealing up entry points can help prevent easy access by rodents.
One female mouse can have up to 8 litters per year, 5 to 6 mice per litter. That's a total of 45 mice from one female mouse per year. But also, her litter will become sexually mature at six weeks old, which can result in 800+ offspring in a year from a single mouse.
One female rat can have up to 6 litters per year, 8 to 10 per litter. That's a total of 60 rats from one female per year. But also her litter of approx. 8 to 10 will become sexually mature at 2 to 3 months of age. This can result in 1000+ offspring in a year from one rat.
How can you help to ensure your workplace remains pest-free...
SEAL all openings around doors, pipework and cables entering the building. Have good door discipline (keep doors shut when not in use)
Good housekeeping is essential. Bins and bin stores need to be clean, with bins emptied daily. Bins need to have a lid and be secure. Ensure all areas are free from food waste, particularly under counters and hard to reach areas.
Product storage areas need to be well organised, and access to wall areas will help with inspections. Good stock rotation will help to avoid nesting and harbourage.
Truly Nolen provides planned preventative maintenance programs for all types of businesses.
Our experts will advise on all the above to ensure that conditions conducive to pest problems are dealt with swiftly and do not escalate.