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Educate Staff On Workplace Pest Control

There are dozens of reasons why workplaces become infested with pests. One of the biggest is simply being unaware of the causes. You see, many people do not understand how easy it is to attract pests. Nor do they understand how hard it can be to get rid of them. In addition to this, they are not conscious of what has to be done to prevent pests. What all of this boils down to, is that you must educate staff about workplace pest control. It’s absolutely essential that they are aware of pest issues, and that it’s up to them to curb certain bad habits.

Why workplace pest control is so important

When it comes to workplace pest control, the biggest offender is leftover food. One of the main things pests are attracted by is the presence of even the most innocent seeming crumbs and debris. This is t most common reason your workplace gets insects and rodents invading. It’s critical that staff understand this. They also need to understand that they are responsible for the food they bring to work.

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What this basically means, is that they need to keep kitchens, canteens, and other eating areas spotlessly clean. Staff need to clean up after themselves when preparing food and should also wash any dishes they use. Food packaging should also be thrown away and not left lying around. This also applies to their work areas. Try to prevent staff from eating at their work stations, and forbid them from storing food in their desks.

Workplace pest control can apply anywhere

This issue does not only about keeping pests out of offices. In fact, it is vital in most types of establishment. It is notably important in businesses like warehouses. In places like warehouses, you also have the problem of clutter. Pests are also attracted to areas where they can find building materials for their nests. This means that things like packing materials, e.g. cardboard, must be quickly thrown away. Along with this, staff must also understand that all pest sightings should be reported immediately.

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In terms of the various types of commercial pest control problems, food businesses are at high risk. The potential issues speak for themselves. Staff must understand that it’s up to them to keep the workplace clean. They have to pay particular attention to maintaining hygiene in the kitchen. It’s also important that they ensure that food is properly stored. At the end of the day, staff must be made aware that this issue affects them directly. Highlight the fact that pests cost the company money and affects its reputation, and that this could impact on their own employment.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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