Industrial plant managers know that when faced with a pest problem, they need a solution that is fast, cost-efficient and environmentally safe. Food processors working with organic items also know the importance of keeping non-organic materials outside the facility. When looking to handle a pest infestation, these companies can come to Abell for a four-step organic facilities management program.
Prevention is the best defense when it comes to pest management. According to Food Safety Tech, your employees are typically the first to notice signs of a pest problem - so alerting them to proper protocol and working with them can help stop an infestation before it starts.
Abell can come in to look at signs of pests without stopping your daily production. There is no 'one size fits all' when it comes to effective pest management.
Are cockroaches getting into the trash or making a home in the stack of cardboard boxes? Maybe miceare taking shelter in a small hole in the wall? After identifying the pest in question, Abell can take a closer look at what's causing the infestation in order to create the best strategy to manage the problem. In addition, Abell can provide training for workers to keep pests away.
There are several ways that Abell can handle a pest problem without using chemicals. These include exclusion, sanitation, and non-chemical solutions.
Exclusion works as a preventative tool to stop pests from entering a facility. When trying to keep out rats and mice, pest management professionals may place steel wool in small holes and fix wire mesh over air vents.
Sanitation focuses on maintaining cleaning practices that will deter pests from returning. In a food processing facility, that can include cleaning spills immediately or removing garbage and recycling more frequently, among other directives.
Non-chemical solutions such as pheromone or snap traps can be effective tools for stopping rodents from entering the facility. Abell can place these traps in "hot spots" where pests have been previously known to enter. Another non-chemical solution includes using boric acid to keep pests away.
To make sure that your pest problem doesn't reappear, Abell can create a monitoring system to alert you to any changes.
As the weather cools, you'll probably see fewer pests than you did during the warmer months, but that doesn't mean they're all gone just yet. Some insects can actually come out in full force during the autumn, while others might seek refuge in your warm home. Here are some key tips to keep in mind as fall gets underway:
As the middle of summer approaches, you need to be vigilant about keeping your garden free of pests. Many insects breed during the summertime, which means they're on the lookout for great places to lay their eggs. For many bugs, that means near a source of food. In fact, some species of insects will lay their eggs inside budding vegetables and fruit so their larvae have something to eat as soon as they hatch. That's why you have to keep harmful bugs out without damaging the bugs that could help you, such as bumble bees.
You might have noticed that, with the exception of the kitchen, you find more pests in your bathroom than in the rest of your home. This is because insects and rodents see the bathroom as a convenient watering hole. Pests love leaky pipes and standing water because these offer them a hydrating oasis in the otherwise dry biome that is your house or apartment. And if your bathroom develops mold, all the better for pests, who may eat fungus or use it to lay their eggs.
The kitchen is largest gathering place for pests in a residential home. The reason is simple: pests can grab a bite to eat and take a sip of water while they're here. And when they find such a bountiful place, they will return home to their nests and report the finding - before you know it, your whole pantry is a buffet for ants! The problem could get even worse if a piece of food falls somewhere and begins to rot. Similarly, fruit and vegetables you bring into your home may be harboring unseen pests waiting to hatch.
It's finally here - sweet, sweet summertime at last! But has your time outside already been rudely interrupted by swarms of pesky bugs trying to take a stab at you? This season, let's say no more to swatting, slapping or clapping at these insects who seem to be tormenting innocent outdoors enthusiasts every year. Fortunately, the solution isn't as chemical ridden as you might think. As it turns out, some of your favorite scents are insects least favorite.
Not every creature that visits your property is a dangerous nuisance. Many animals actually offer a number of benefits that keep your yard healthy. Predatory animals, in particular, actually offer natural pest control. Here are five common suburban creatures that can help keep more difficult or annoying animals at bay:
Discovering a mouse is loose in your home can be a real headache, and for restaurant owners, such an infestation can be an even bigger problem. Mice may be cute, but they simply do not belong in the kitchen, attic or anywhere else. If you've noticed any of these signs around your house or business, it may be time to call in a professional rodent exterminator:
The customer is always right, and this is especially true if he or she is complaining about seeing a mouse or cockroach. Pests have no place in your organization, as bugs and rodents will turn away potential business or even lead to a possible lawsuit. Keeping your company protected requires a proactive approach. Work with a pest removal specialist to identify the best ways to stop creatures from infesting your business. Here are just a few ideas for successfully mitigating and preventing any issues: