Pest management during construction phases can be difficult because rats, insects, and birds can easily enter through open walls or holes that haven’t been sealed. Pests must be kept out of equipment, construction supplies, and staff.
Rodents rip exposed insulation apart to use as nest bedding. They often chew on wires inside unfinished buildings, creating electrical shorts and the the chance of fire on building sites. Droppings from rats and mice can contaminate products and spread diseases like leptospirosis and hantavirus. Jobs are placed at risk, which can lead to lower production and higher costs.
Termites, carpenter ants, and borer beetles infest wood products at building sites, causing material damage. They often reproduce within the wood, causing problems later when the insects resurface.
Termites and beetles eat wood, creating tunnels that degrade the base over time. Termites also promote mould, mildew, and rot by creating a damp atmosphere. When carpenter ants construct nests in wooden structures or bundles of lumber, they cause extensive damage.
Birds perch and roost on exposed beams and rafters, droppings fouling the area and damaging machinery below. The histoplasmosis fungus, which can cause respiratory illness in humans, thrives in bird droppings accumulations.
Because of the Migratory Birds Convention Act, which prevents some species from trapping and resettlement, dealing with nuisance birds can be complicated. The Canada Wildlife Act must be followed while attempting to remove a nuisance bird.
Though common sense safeguards can help protect a building site from pests in the short term, long-term safety is impossible to obtain without professional assistance. Construction firms also work on projects in a variety of settings that necessitate a variety of approaches.
For these purposes, it’s best to employ a licensed pest control provider who has the specialized expertise and time to not only deal with any known pests and present danger of infestation in accordance with all laws, but also to enforce pest-prevention initiatives.
The safety of your building’s occupants, and our staff, is our number 1 priority. Each one of our pest control experts are training and certified to execute quality pest control procedures in the safest manner possible—no matter the pest.
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