Cockroaches are common pests in financial institutions. They are found in kitchens, shelves, workstations, electronic appliances and conduits, stores, paper files etc.
- Roaches contaminate food and water and may also spread diseases.
- Infestations of cockroaches in banks compromise the image of the institution.
- They may cause allergies to staff.
- Cockroaches eat and destroy important soft electrical cables and documents that may cause inconvenience and damage.
How to control
- Pestmatic limited recommends regular treatment of institutions against pest as recommended by our team of experts.
Bedbugs are a major challenge in financial institutions. They are mostly found in couches at waiting lounges and staff changing rooms if any. Bedbugs get to the institution through clients or staff who ferry them with their clothing unknowingly from either infested houses or travel vessel.
- The effect of bed bug bites varies among people but, they eventually produce red welts that itch.
- The bites themselves are not painful and typically are not felt.
- However, frequent feeding can disrupt people's sleep and make them irritable, and seeing bites may cause emotional distress in some people.
- Heavy rates of feeding can result in significant blood loss and eventually lead to anemia, especially in malnourished children.
- Bedbugs are known for causing discomfort, psychological torture to stuff thus directly affecting performance.
- Presence of bedbugs can be embarrassing to staff and even compromise the image of the institution.
- Bedbugs are some of the most difficult pests to control.
- They require frequent and persistent treatments to break breeding cycles using products recommended for public health use.
Rats and mice are also a major pest concern. Infestations of rodents maybe as a result of neighboring activities such as restaurants, stores and go downs where rodents have plenty of hiding and breeding space.
- Destruction of documents:- rodents eat and destroy important documentation.
- Rats and Mice can destroy electric cables capable of causing fires.
- Their waste is smelly and unhygienic
- Rodents may contaminate food stuff in kitchens and leading to infections and diseases to staff.
- Rodents may cause panic and fear.
- We recommend regular treatments by use of pesticides.
Flies are also common in hotels. The problem of house flies is mainly caused by improper handling of solid and liquid waste.
- Flies are not only embarrassing but may as well contaminate food and spread diseases.
- Proper handling and disposal of garbage
- thorough cleaning
- frequent treatments
Mosquitoes are also common pests in hotels and lodges. These are mostly found in common areas such as the restaurant, the bar and in rooms. Mosquitoes breed in soft, moist soil or stagnant water sources such as storm drains, old tires, children’s wading pools and birdbaths. Mosquitoes spread diseases such as West Nile virus, malaria and dengue fever. How they get to the hotel/lodges: mosquitoes fly with the aid of wind to long distances. Restaurants and lodges are open to the environment and mosquitoes have a direct access, mosquitoes also get to the rooms during cleaning and servicing.
- They are a nuisance to guests who sometimes cannot even sleep
- Mosquitoes transmit diseases like malaria
- A mosquito infested facility creates a bad image to the hotel/lodge and may lead to huge losses as a result of loss of customers.
- Replace all stagnant water at least once a week.
- Remove trash from around any standing water.
- When sleeping outdoors or in areas where mosquito populations are heavy, surround your bed with “mosquito” netting.
- Screen windows, doors and other openings with fine mesh.
- Avoid going outdoors at night.
- Use insect repellent on exposed skin anytime you’re around mosquitoes.
- Repellants doesn’t kill the mosquitoes; rather it disorients them so they look elsewhere for food.
- We recommend that an indoor residual spray is done on a regular basis.
Stinging insects frighten nearly everyone. Even though bees and wasps rarely sting, most people feel threatened by their presence. Getting stung is a painful experience and can even be fatal for those few highly allergic individuals. Wasps and bees actually rank among the most beneficial of insects. Bees are essential for the pollination of many plants, and wasps capture a wide variety of insect pests as food for their young. Before taking any action, you should try to identify the type of bee or wasp on your property, so that the correct action can be taken to remove them.
- Removal of a honeybee nest and the honey can be very messy.
Because honeybee colonies can be extremely large, only a pest management professional or experienced beekeeper can safely remove a honeybee nest
Different species of ants are among the most prevalent pests in the hospitality industry. They are also found in restaurants, kitchens, and other buildings where they can find food and water. Ants often become a nuisance when they enter our premises searching for food and can cause severe structural damage when they burrow through decaying wood to nest, a common behavior of carpenter ant.
Ant management requires diligent efforts and the combined use of mechanical, cultural respond to management practices differently.
- Ants do not pose a public health risk, but they can contaminate food and should be avoided.
Fleas are usually found in the homes with pets but they can also be a problem for new homeowners that move into previously infested homes and apartments. Fleas can live on any warm-blooded animal, but seem to prefer to live on humans, cats, dogs, opossums, rats and other rodents. They can also be found on shoes, pant legs, or blankets. Fleas transport themselves on rodents and other mammals. Fleas can jump as high as 8 inches vertically and 16 inches horizontally. Fleas are best known for spreading the Bubonic Plague. They also transmit the bacterial disease murine typhus to humans through infected rats. Their saliva is an allergen that can cause allergic reactions in pets and humans. Fleas can also transfer tapeworms and cause anemia in pets. Flea bites are painful, itchy red bumps.
How to control
- Clean and vacuum frequently.
- Keep your yard clean of garbage and pet droppings.
- Protect pets by keeping them on a leash when outside, give them lots of baths, give them monthly flea and tick treatments and take them to the vet at least once a year to make sure they haven’t been infested.
- If you think you have fleas in your home and property, call a pest management professional