What is Pest Exclusion and Why is it Important?
Pest exclusion is a way to prevent pest infestations while maintaining a healthy atmosphere.
Pest exclusion is one of the most essential components of commercial pest control. In a much more eco-friendly and “green” world, pest control managers seek to decrease the amount of pesticides needed to control a pest problem, and use a more “holistic approach” with healthier methods using the natural life cycles of pests and biology to wipe out an infestation. Pest exclusion is a way to prevent buildings from dealing with pest infestation while maintaining a healthy atmosphere for employees, and not exposing them to harsh chemicals and pesticides.
Understanding Pest Exclusion
Exclusion in commercial pest management is the first line of defense to prevent a pest invasion. As an integrated management system, it is a much more simplistic and safer way to control pests and eradicate any infestation before it can get out of control. Because pests can be very resilient and sneaky, if your commercial building is riddled with cracks and holes that provide entry, the first way to stop those pests is to repair all those tiny cracks and entryways.
Pest exclusion also means that commercial pest managers find all the various entry points that pests make their ways into in a commercial building and use sealants to close them up. Working on things like garbage chutes, drains, and foundation cracks, the idea is to keep rodents and pests out by closing up the options they have to find their ways indoors.
Another way that commercial pest control managers use exclusion is by seeking to keep all organic matter away from the exterior of the building. This includes eliminating any waste containers, compost, or fallen leaves that can attract and breed pests. If pests are around your structure, then they will likely seek to find their way inside. That is why continually checking the grounds around your building is critical to keeping pests outside rather than in.
What Are the Benefits of Pest Exclusion?
Although it might not sound very effective, pest exclusion is a highly critical part of your pest control management. Instead of using harsh chemicals to kill pests, exclusion methods are a better way to control pests before they can get in and do damage. It also creates a much healthier environment for your employees.
Since finding the various ways that pests make their way into your facility can be arduous and time-consuming, it is best to hire a St. Louis commercial pest control manager. Pest exclusion methods are no good if you fail to find and fix all the ways that pests can find their way in and breed. If you do it right the first time, you can prevent pests from getting out of control or in at all.
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At B & D Pest Solutions, our St Louis commercial pest control experts work hard to keep your commercial space pest-free, on time, and on budget! For us, no job is too big or too small. We have years of experience under our belts, and with the best trained exterminators on our team, we can provide impeccable service that is unmatched in the industry.