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As the summer season approaches, it brings warm weather, outdoor activities, and, unfortunately, an increase in pest activity. Effective pest control is crucial for hospitality, education, and healthcare operators in the UK to maintain a clean and safe environment for staff, visitors, and patients.

In this article, we provide recommendations to help operators tackle pest issues and minimise the risk of infestations during the summer months.

Maintain a Clean and Hygienic Environment

Regular and thorough cleaning is the first line of defence against pests. Implement a stringent cleaning schedule that includes frequent deep cleaning of all areas, especially kitchens, dining areas, storage rooms, and waste disposal areas.

Pay attention to potential pest attractants such as food debris, spills, and waste, ensuring they are promptly cleaned and disposed of properly.

Proper Waste Management

Effective waste management is essential to prevent pest infestations. Ensure that all waste is stored in sealed bins with tight-fitting lids. Regularly empty and clean the bins to avoid odours and attract pests.

Establish a waste management plan that includes regular collection and disposal by licensed professionals to minimise the risk of infestations.

Seal Entry Points

Pests can enter buildings through even the smallest cracks and openings. Inspect the premises for any gaps, holes, or cracks in walls, floors, doors, and windows. Seal these entry points using caulk or appropriate sealants to prevent pests from gaining access.

Pay close attention to areas around pipes, utility lines, and vents, as they are common entry points for pests.

Regular Inspections

Frequent inspections are crucial to detect and address pest issues early on. Assign trained staff members to conduct routine checks of all areas, including storage spaces, basements, and utility rooms.

Look for signs of pest activity, such as droppings, gnaw marks, nests, or dead insects. If any signs are found, immediately take appropriate measures to eliminate the pests.

Collaborate with Professional Pest Control Services

Engage the services of a professional pest control company to develop a customised pest management plan tailored to your specific needs.

Regular visits from a qualified pest control technician will help identify and address potential pest problems before they escalate. Professionals can provide expert advice, conduct thorough treatments, and offer ongoing monitoring to ensure a pest-free environment.

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