Pest infestation is a universal phenomenon that has plagued generations. It is an unfortunate constant that can’t be dealt with at an individual level. Hence, it’s always advisable to seek professional help to exterminate this menace on a permanent basis from buildings. The damage is even more severe when it comes to commercial facility. Marc Daly, General Manager, Mplus+ Property Maintenance shares measures and tips to control pests in commercial facilities and the services the company offers.
Commercial facilities, depending on the scale of their operations or manufacturing units, have to be careful when it comes to keeping the facility pest free. It’s always a good idea to get the facility inspected when it is known that the pests are bound to cause an undue amount of damage. The common pests or rodents found in commercial premises in the UAE are roof rats. Roof rats are long and thin rodents that have large eyes and ears, a pointed nose and a scaly tail. Infamous for causing significant damage through their gnawing, nesting and burrowing habits, they also cause serious health concerns.
Once a pest or rodent infestation has been reported, a thorough inspection of the property should be conducted by an experienced staff to fully understand the type and extent of the pest infestation prior to the treatment. An action plan is then formulated and implemented.
“Once the pest control treatment is completed, MPLUS+ conducts post-treatment monitoring that checks the amount of bait consumed over a period of time and can provide an insight into the level of pest activity within any premises. Rodent stations or rat baits is one of the most common treatments used. If further checks are consistently finding that all of the bait is being taken from a rodent station, it may mean that we need to increase the frequency at which inspections are completed and change the type and strength of baits,” explains Daly.
The UV LED Flashlight is the latest equipment that can identify rodents, since the flashlight turns the rodent urine into a florescent colour making it easier to locate rodent habitats. “This can be very useful new tool in the pest control and treatment process. Eco-friendly products such as cockroach traps, insect light traps, glue and snap traps are used by MPLUS+ which are chemical free and better for the environment,” informs Marc.