The Best and Professional Warehouse Pest Control Services:
Supreme Fumigation Provides the best and professional Warehouse Pest Control services to eliminate the presence of typical pests like rodents, insects, and roaches in the warehouse.
Discovering A Warehouse Pest Problem:
Pests can spread diseases that make employees sick and can render warehouses unsafe to work in. Even if no product contamination has taken place, pests are bad for employee morale, as workers will take more time just to make sure that nothing comes leaping out at their face. The presence of typical home pests like rodents and roaches in the warehouse can be determined by looking for the following signs and can be eliminated by Supreme Fumigation’s Warehouse Pest Control services:
- Chew Marks: Rats and mice are constantly chewing. Shredded cardboard and gnawed wood or wiring can be signs of rodents in your warehouse. Cockroaches are also known to chew on cardboard or paper, leaving patterns of holes through the layers. This is a sign that you need Integrated Pest Management.
- Musky Odor: Often, an infestation of a building is accompanied by a musty or musky odor. An unusual odor in a warehouse should always be investigated to determine the cause.
- Tracks: One of the signs of rodents in the warehouse is visible grease tracks, especially in places where it would be difficult for a person or equipment to make a mark. Tracks around roof joists, vents, or pipes are a sure sign of rodents.
- Droppings: Rodents and roaches both leave behind droppings in the form of small dark grains. These droppings can potentially spread bacteria and viruses and are not only a hazard to your products but also to your workers.
Discovering any of these signs of pests in your warehouse should prompt a quick call to the Integrated Pest Management. However, while rodents and roaches are well-known pests and easy to identify, other types of pests are relatively unique to warehouses and can go unreported for a long time.
IPM (Integrated Pest Management):
These IPM principles and practices are combined to create IPM programs. While each situation is different, Seven major components are common to all IPM programs:
- Gap Analysis
- Pest identification
- Monitoring and assessing pest numbers and damage
- Guidelines for when management action is needed
- Preventing pest problems
- Using a combination of biological, cultural, physical/mechanical and
chemical management tools
- After action is taken, assessing the effect of pest management
Identifying Pests That Are Unique To Warehouses:
What stands out about the incident with the owls and their pellets is that it went unnoticed for so long. No one at the company was familiar enough with owls to know they were looking at regurgitated owl pellets, and as a result, a blatant indicator of a pest problem on-site went unnoticed for a very long time.
Prevention Is The Best Warehouse Pests Control:
A pallet washer can kill and control warehouse pests. Although there is no foolproof way of preventing pests from entering the warehouse, keeping your warehouse in good repair reduces the ways that rats, mice, roaches, birds, and other pests can get in. Some basic steps include:
- Ensuring that the roof is tightly sealed and leak-proof, doors close fully and tightly and that any windows are also well sealed.
- Doing routine maintenance of plumbing and air conditioning to prevent leaks, which keeps pests from having a convenient supply of water to drink if they do make it in to the warehouse and making it more difficult for them to breed.
- Cleaning your warehouse of any spilled food products and keeping tight control over employee food waste by allowing food only in designated areas and ensuring that trash is removed from these areas after each meal.
- Get our Integrated Pest Management Services.