The Warehousing and Logistics Industry Has Unique Pest Control Needs
Long-term storage is often unattended, which can lead to free range for certain pests.
Without proper controls, a couple of pests can multiply to become large populations in a short amount of time. Viking’s targeted Integrated Pest Management for the warehouse industry helps ensure that will not happen.
Realizing some storage facilities can be located anywhere, including remote locations, we make a detailed site analysis of the exterior grounds, taking into consideration waste disposal locations, water sources, and potential breeding grounds for pests.
Followed by a thorough inspection of the building’s interior, we pay close attention to the details and look for key entry points, cracks in foundations, basements floor cracks, loose tiles, and other opportunities for penetration. Recording the building’s ambient temperature and humidity can also determine if a favorable environment exists for some unwanted pests. Finally, we record the products and materials that are warehoused — which unfortunately can serve to house any number of pests in transport.
From the initial report, a plan of control is devised and implemented: We may suggest building improvements, including physical barriers such as self-closing doors and air curtains. We may also deploy sensors, cameras, and traps pursuant to our Anticimex SMART technology. This provides 24/7 monitoring, which provides constant surveillance for pests. With Viking as your pest control partner, our focus on prevention means you won’t have to worry.
Stored Product Insects:
The Bane of Storage Facilities
There is an entire category of pest virtually unique to storage facilities: “stored product insects,” including various moths, beetles, and weevils. In the food industry, “pantry pests” transported in stored grains and dry foods can multiply rapidly and cause contamination– putting your business at risk. But there are other pests in this category that can infest “non-food products as well — damaging books, fabrics, leather and carpets and other materials. Arthropods, mites, and even rodents and birds can cause significant damage in a relatively short time. At Viking, our certified entomologists are ready to identify and provide the appropriate measure to any and all pests that may have been transported into your facility.