You may have a problem with certain pests (ants, cockroaches, mice, rats, termites, and so on) in your building or premises, and you may be wondering what the most effective way is to get rid of them. It happens to everyone, and it’s not easy to stop their proliferation – that’s why they call them pests, after all. It’s not always easy, but then again, it doesn’t have to be that hard. All you have to do is follow some basic rules and guidelines.
We don’t want to study those various animals, but the truth is that understanding the pests – and what they are looking for – will arm you in fighting their presence. Knowledge is a powerful weapon. They’re not after you; they’re just looking for something. Here’s how to properly use pesticides to rid your business premises of pests.
Prevention is best
It’s a cliché, but it’s true – you won’t have a big pest problem if you apply some simple rules of prevention. Here are some of the most useful prevention measures:
- Don’t leave food or water around; be neat and clean.
- Don’t let water collect in trays, and make sure you don’t have any leaks that vermin or other animals might be attracted to.
- Seal places where pests could possibly hide or make a nest. Small animals like dark places, often in corners or under items that are not often moved.
- Check boxes or bags for pests or bugs before you bring them into your establishment.
Using pesticides should be a last resort. It should be handled with care. Here are some tips:
- Apply your pesticides only on targeted areas (where the pests frequent), not in your whole building or premises. Look for frequently visited areas and gateways or entrance and exit points.
- Always follow the pesticide label’s instructions.
- Study the pests and see where your pesticide will be most effective (food sources, shelter, and so on).
Three more important tips should be mentioned when it comes to the use of pesticides. First of all, never use pesticides that are meant for outdoor use within your premises – the toxic substance may harm you and your staff. Secondly, don’t assume that a double dose is better than a single dose; use the indication on the packaging and don’t overdo it, as explained by pest control Bournemouth specialists such as those from Rokill Pest Control Services. Lastly, make sure you store your pesticides correctly, and dispose of them properly. They contain poison, after all, and you don’t want it to fall into the wrong hands, or be available to life forms which should not be exposed to it. Safety first – always.