Given their history of spreading disease, it’s easy to see why they can repulse customers or affect your living space. Just one rodent sighting can easily drive clientele away for good. Therefore resulting in negative inspection evaluations and even shut down your business. Rodents also destroy valuable food inventory. Furthermore their gnawing and burrowing can cause costly structural damage.

Keep Rodents Out

MERIDA’s rodent prevention and elimination programme protects your facility from rats and mice. The best way to manage risk is through an integrated approach to pest management, using a range of techniques, tools and systems that achieve long-term control of pest activity. An ‘outside-in approach’ focuses on minimising activity in high risk areas.Finally tracing back to the root cause. With regards to rodents, the outside-in approach means reducing rodent pressure on the exterior. First of all establishing a solid barrier to keep them out and responding quickly to eliminate interior activity.

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Outside-in Approach to Rodent Control

1. Outside

This is the first line of defense – identifying and reducing pest pressure externally is often the most effective long-term solution for establishing and maintaining a pest-free environment.

  • Harbourage – deny harbourage sites such as overgrown vegetation or ‘rubbish’.
  • Food – ensure waste is stored correctly in secure containers.
  • Water – remove standing water.

2. Entry

Potential entry points need to be monitored and modified to reduce the risk of rodents getting into the building. Some of the most common rodent entry points include;

  • Doors
  • Structural holes or damage
  • Gaps in expansion joints or around pipes
  • Vents
  • Delivery and loading bays

3. Inside

The presence of rodents inside the facility indicates that there has been a breach across the first two layers of protection, therefore it is required to:

  • Monitor
  • Harvest – mass removal of large infestations through trapping.
  • Eliminate – complete removal via strategic placement of traps and attractants

PEST FACT: Did you know, that mice can squeeze through a hole as small as 12mm?

PEST FACT: Did you know, each day mice only need 3g of food and rats 30g?

A Comprehensive Pest Programme

MERIDA’s comprehensive pest program combines an outside-in approach to pest control with an on-site consultation. Also data-driven reporting. 24/7 customer support and educational tools to raise staff awareness on how they can prevent pest activity.

When you partner with MERIDA Pest Elimination you can be confident you are getting innovative, science-based solutions to keep your customers and staff safe and your facility Pest – Free.

Rodent Facts

Due to fact rodents often live and travel in garbage, sewers and other unsanitary areas, rodents can spread bacteria and illnesses such as Salmonella, e.Coli and dysentery.

If you can fit a pencil into a gap or hole, a mouse will be able to wiggle its way through that.

Ever wonder why rodents gnaw? Due to fact their incisors never stop growing, they need to chew and gnaw on things to keep their teeth from growing into their skull.

In 6 months, a single pair of mice can eat 4 pounds (1.80 KG) of food and contaminate 10 times that amount with urine and droppings. Finally contaminating packaging and food-contact surfaces with the 18,000 droppings they produce in the 6 months.

Did you know, each day mice only need 3g of food and rats 30g?

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