Author : Five Moon
We talked at length about insects, their dangers, the health and economic damages they can cause, and we also mentioned with each detailed type of insect the possible ways to get rid of it.
But what if you want to protect your factory or business from insects in general? This is what we are going to discuss today, we will mention a set of keys and important steps and methods of insect control in general without specifying them.
The most important ways to prevent insect infestations
As you know, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that is why the first and most important way to combat the spread of insects and stop them is to prevent their infestations and spread mainly in the home.
This matter is divided into more than one different aspect and depends on more than one approach, which differs according to the type of your factory and the commercial facility that you use.
Factories of chemicals and petroleum products are less prone to insect infestations, but in case of insects are spread, getting rid of them is more difficult because in this case, the insects are immune to strong petroleum and chemical odors that can eliminate the insects in regular factories.
The situation is quite the opposite with food factories and places where they are stored and served, where the infestation of insects is more widespread and its incidence rates are much higher. These insects can be eliminated by easy methods, but they need special care so that the foodstuffs or their containers are not affected by these pesticides.
But there are a set of basic steps in the process of preventing insects as follows:
Disposal of waste collection areas:
When you start eliminating insects, you should keep in mind a basic rule that insects and pests tend to settle in places where there is little movement or in places that are mainly abandoned.
This includes abandoned warehouses, abandoned offices, and other abandoned facilities or even waste collection areas.
But let’s be realistic, it is not possible to get rid of insects in the places of waste collection completely or 100%, and this does not mean that we neglect these places or insects live in them.
It is very important not to allow the waste to accumulate, and you can dispose of it periodically, either daily or more than once a day, depending on the consumption of your factory and your commercial facility of waste and the speed of its production.
Therefore, the first step is to assign one of the facility’s workers to get rid of waste – and perhaps complete management depending on the size of the facility – or to hire one of the outside companies that provide this service, which is widespread and many around the world and in all countries and cities.
Waste collection and storage – temporarily – in closed and solid containers that are pre-treated to prevent insects is a very vital and important point and can save you a lot of money and effort in attempting to treat waste collection areas or even get rid of insects.
It is also preferable to collect waste in an area far from the public and the customers who visit you. Whatever way your facility deals with waste, the sight of waste is always disgusting and causes many problems to visitors.
Treating water pools, stagnant ponds and sewage rooms
Places of water pools and the formation of stagnant ponds are a time bomb in your factory, even if this is a gathering of liquid insecticides.
Mosquitoes, flies, and mice alike thrive in these places where they find something to feed on. Of course, the chance of spreading and thriving increases in summer and seasons of high temperatures.
It is very important to get rid of stagnant pools and ponds regularly and not to leave them for a long time so that they do not form swamps and insect breeding areas.
If you live or build your factory in a rain prone area, it is better to build private drains and to equip the facility to deal with heavy rains to save yourself later on the trouble of draining stagnant ponds.
Of course, we do not need to emphasize the sanitation sewage rooms, if there is no suitable equipment for disposal of sewage and used water. You must contract with one of the cars that collect this water permanently and continuously.
The larger your facility, the sooner you will need sanitation sewage vehicles, and this is not a problem in return for the risks of leaving the sewage pooled.
The most important methods of exterminating and getting rid of insects:
It is always better to hire specialized companies in the process of getting rid of insects and exterminating them, especially in factories that work in industries that are sensitive to external substances and chemicals.
The random use of chemicals can cause very significant damage to factory equipment and manufactured materials as well, so be careful when dealing with it in particular.
This also applies to factories and facilities of food and food processing, because many toxic substances, especially to rats and rodents, are also toxic to humans, so they must be handled with great care.
The methods that can be used to exterminate insects vary, starting with the use of primitive manual methods, which are not practical with large places and facilities. Therefore, we tend to use the most rapid and practical methods.
Fast methods involve the use of various tools such as electric detonators for flying insects such as mosquitos and flies alike or the use of traps for mice and rodents.
Ultraviolet lamps can also be used because they kill many insects and stop their spread significantly.
We can also use chemicals such as various insecticides, which vary and differ in type a lot, as we can use toxic insecticides that work to kill insects and rodents.
We can also use repellent substances for insects and rodents, which work to repel and prevent insects from entering the house in general.
As we said earlier, many pesticides and insecticides are harmful and deadly to humans as well, especially those that work on rodents, and must be very careful while using these materials.
It is always preferred in large places and factories to use companies specialized in pesticides, and this is because companies always have their secrets and unrevealed materials that work great to get rid of insects.
Also, the workers of the companies are trained to the highest level to be able to inspect all places that are a source of danger or from which insects and rodents may enter the factory and can block them and get rid of them in a very practical way.