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5 Most hated pests which you are likely to see in your apartment
In the multifamily properties pests can be more than just nuisance. They are able to spread different diseases, they can contaminate food and they can even cause structural damage which can be quite expensive. Unfortunately, the apartments contain all elements which attract pests: varying lifestyles of residents, lack of the uniform standards of cleaning and closer proximity of the units.
It was found in recent survey of the apartment renters in the United States it was found that about 85% of renters had found pests in the apartment during previous 12 months. It was discovered that about 60% of the apartment renters are forced to look for new places because of the issues of recurring pest. The survey was conducted by National Apartment Association and Orkin Pest Control. In order to help the managers of properties to have better understanding of attitudes of the tenants towards pests, Orkin aimed at answering these questions, “What pests are most common ones in apartments?”, and “what are the pests which the renters would least like to see?”
The pests which renters would least like to see:
Bed Bugs 39%
Others (Stink Bugs, Spiders, Moths, etc.) 4%
It was shown by the results that the bed bugs were the pests which were most feared and flies were the most common of the pest problems in the apartments, followed by the ants, the cockroaches and the rodents. About 39% of the renters said that bed bugs were the pests which they would like to see the least in the apartment. Perhaps the reason for them being so feared is that they may hitch ride home in the luggage, or personal belongings or even the furniture. Once the bed bugs are inside the apartment, it can be very difficult to get rid of them.
Prevent Burden of the Bed Bugs: Here is what the residents should know so that they can catch the bed bugs at earliest and help chances of costly infestation.
Things you should look for:
Brown or black stains on the surface, especially the mattersses
Adult bed bugs (they have a size of about apple seed)
Where should you look:
Box springs, mattresses, footboards and headboards, frames of beds and any furniture’s within 5 to 8 feed of the beds
You should encourage the residents for reporting the signs of the potential activity of bed bugs right away. The pest management service providers should be called immediately so that they can assess the situation properly.
Crawling pests and fight flying – cockroaches, flies, ants and rodents Cockroaches, flies, ants and rodents are also on the radar of your tenants, so it is necessary that you should know methods of their prevention. Following are some tips which will help you to cover the bases for dealing with most hated and common pests:
* Make sure to seal all the crevices and cracks on exterior of building and to install the weather-stripping along with screens to prevent the entry of pests.
* Explain to residents to keep their carpet cleaning Fulham going, it is so important to keep your carpets clean.
* Make sure to maintain the landscaping in a way that will not attract the pests ( for example create a buffer of 18 inches between the building exteriors and the ground shrubs)
* The waste should be disposed of properly. Inside, the trash cans should be sealed and lined in order to prevent access to the rotting food. Make sure to remove trash at least once daily. Dispose the trash in dumpsters which are covered tightly and dispose far away from the property.
* Consider hosting training sessions for staff. Give the residents, educational materials so that everyone can understand the role which they have in management of pests. Only about 25% of the renters indicate that they are presently getting tips and information on keeping the pests out and 66% or renters have interest in getting such tips from the management.
Outsourcing the Pest Control: Question: The pest control was previously handled by my company in house. Now we are considering outsourcing it. How should I ensure that I am choosing right provider for the program of pest control? Answer: It is critical that you choose the right provider of pest management in order to protect the business and to ensure that your employees, guests and customers are safe. You should spend some time in researching and interviewing the potential partners of pest management before you make any decision You should consider the following things when searching for right provider for the needs of pest control: 1. You should solicit the recommendations from the reliable colleagues from industry. 2. You should ask following questions:
Is the provider a specialist in providing services to commercial clients and do they offer some IPM program which is tailored for the needs of your business?
Which other companies take their services?
How do they address the quality assurance? Is there any guarantee of service?
Does the provider have certified or licensed technicians?
In case of an emergency related to pests, what is the provider’s average time of response? Are there any extra charges associated with it?
Is the provider covered by the liability insurance?
Shortlist the providers and invite them for a tour of the facility. Then make sure to identify the specific pests which should be included in contract.
Ask for the additional charges which might be incurred in case of extra services.
Define and discuss respective roles of your team and the provider. Ensure that these roles are clearly outlined in proposal and the service agreement.
You should be ready for committing to an IPM partnership between the pest management provider, your staff and yourself.
Pest Sightings - How the reputation of your restaurant is affected by them and the Bottom Line: The world of food services often requires the judgement of hundreds of different details at once. Pest management is one of such details. If overlooked, dated program of pest management may have a domino effect on every aspect of the business. All your hard work could go out of the window with single sighting of a pest or infestation. This can result in negative and bad online reviews followed by decline in the reservations. It was found in one of recent surveys of the restaurant patrons in United States that 56% of the diners take to internet once they see a pest in some restaurant and they make sure to write negative review. The more the number of pests gets spotted, the more is the likelihood of losing loyal customers. Another major factor is the proximity of the pest to customer or food. Most of the people showed very low tolerance for the pest sightings during the survey. More than half of the people said that they would expect discount on their food in case of pest sightings. In addition about 81% said that they would never return in case they see some pest on the plate and about 76% said that they would never return in case they see many pests anywhere close to the restaurant. It is very important to note that successful programs of pest management are not one-time events but they are ongoing team efforts from restaurant staff and the provider of pest management. You should incorporate following tips into the regular efforts of sanitation in order to eliminate any likelihood of the pest sightings:
Rodents and insects are attracted to moisture so make sure to clean up the spills and to fix the leaks immediately.
Grime and grease are what pests feed on, as they are sticky and sweet snacks in the eyes of pests. Make sure that the floor drains are scrubbed weekly with brush and organic cleaning solutions. Once the cleaning is done, make sure to replace the cover and trap. And the carpets are cleaned regularly by professionals like carpet cleaning bromley.
Pests can be attracted by small amounts of food wastes. Don’t ever leave the trash cans which are full or the unwashed dishes overnight. Always remember to cover and line the trash cans with lids that are sealed tightly and also make sure to empty them once a day.
Pests like cockroaches may sneak into the restaurants via openings which can be as small as 1/16 of inch. Seal all the cracks and holes in the building with some weather resistant sealant. Make sure to inspect the sweeps, thresholds and the door seals at least once every month and to replace them once you notice wear.
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