Pest Problems & Solutions in our Environment
It is so important and everybody’s right that we should be protected from threats to public health and enjoy a healthy and satisfying life in a pleasant, peaceful and pest free environment. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case.
Rodents, birds and other pests can cause serious damage to buildings, destroying insulation, causing electrical fires and damage to other structural components of buildings if not controlled.
Pests such as rats, mice, cockroaches and files are also responsible for transmitting infection and disease and are certainly reservoirs for pathogens that can cause illness in humans and poor human health (asthma). Bedbugs may bite and cause irritating and unsightly marks, although generally they are not associated with the spread of disease, but infestations can be distressing.
Pest problems have proven links to causing humans physical and social distress and wellbeing. Pest infestations spread quickly through accommodation and are difficult to eradicate once they get hold. This can then be very costly in terms of treatment and possible closure or adverse publicity of a business can occur.
Pest minimization and pest proofing are important steps in reducing the risk to public health and to safeguarding high quality accommodation, food establishments and hospitality services in our environment. These steps can only be initiated by owners, managers etc. of business ensuring that best pest control measures and proofing are put into place to deter infestations and encouraging best practice of a healthy, clean and pest free establishment.
The 3 main recommended key elements to pest prevention are:
- Hygiene – cleanliness inside and outside. Reduce food source and attraction for pests.
- Housekeeping – Improve housing conditions, reduce harbourage for pests (nesting sites).
- Proofing– reduce ingress/harbourage so pests cannot dwell.
With the public and businesses taking these simple measures and putting these 3 key elements into place, during our everyday life, we should be able to reduce and deter the attraction of pests to our ever growing environment and thus live in a cleaner, happier and healthier society. If not then danger to our surroundings and human well being (illness and disease) will prevail!
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