Presence of rodents.
The most common Pest Control in bd are the house mouse and the Norwegian rat, also known as parasites. They can cause serious problems for your business, affecting employees and customers, as well as products and raw materials.
Rats and mice cause great damage to buildings and goods through their rodent activity. Production stoppages, safety deficiencies or fires caused by shorts are often triggered by the presence of rodents. As carriers of pathogens, contact with rodents or contaminated products leads to health problems for humans.
The presence of rats and mice inevitably leads to financial losses due to customer complaints, product rejection and poor corporate image. Today’s global network also means there is a high risk of negative headlines spreading quickly and widely, leading to a long-term burden on the company.
Swiss legislation therefore obliges companies to combat harmful rodents.
Behavior of rodents.
Both rats (Norwegian rat) and mice (house mouse) feel at home in the vicinity of humans. Mice live in hollow walls, floors, or attics and attach themselves to a fixed, relatively small territory where they regularly forage for food. Rats especially like to live in humid places such as cellars or sewers. Rats, unlike mice, are shy and have to get used to new conditions in their territory. Mice, on the other hand, are curious and gnaw on anything they come across in their foray. The damage caused by rats and mice is not limited to material damage. Rodents can transmit diseases that are harmful to health by contaminating food.
Differences in behavior of mice and rats must be properly implemented in the control to be successful. Our Anticimex specialists identify the rodent and apply the correct control measures to ensure effective control.
The most important measure is an airtight building envelope that prevents rodents from entering. Doors, windows and roller shutter doors must be well sealed.
This can be ensured by the use of brush strips. Especially in the fall, when temperatures get colder, the mice look for a warm place and try to nest in buildings.
It is important to react immediately if a rat infestation is suspected, because the mice reproduce very quickly and can therefore cause great damage in no time.
Rodents multiply rapidly and develop more and more resistance to conventional control methods involving the use of toxic substances. At the same time, regulations on the use of rodenticides are becoming stricter due to environmental and health risks. New, effective and environmentally friendly methods are urgently needed to successfully manage rodent problems.
Anticimex SMART – intelligent pest control around the clock.
Our Anticimex SMART is an intelligent system that uses digital and permanent monitoring to detect rodent infestations at an early stage and eliminate them efficiently and without the use of active substances, thus controlling pests in an ecological and sustainable way.
Combined with our traditional services, you get the best of both worlds. 24/7 digital monitoring and expert knowledge.
- Environmentally friendly pest control: efficient and free of active ingredients.
- Permanent monitoring 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Immediate alarm in case of infestation.
- Avoid costly consequential damage through immediate action.
- No risk of contamination from bait and carcasses.
- Transparent documentation: complete logging and continuous analysis.
- Quick and easy installation (plug & play).
The increase in travel, resistance to pesticides, but also the lack of information on these insects among the population are some of the reasons that have contributed to their spread.
The ‘ non-profit organization ” Bedbug Foundation ” has specialized in this field and publishes global standards with the latest discoveries and techniques related to disinfestation by bed bugs. Anticimex operates under these directives.
Identifying bed bugs
During the day, bedbugs hide in cracks inside the electrical conduits, behind baseboard or wall hangings and out from their hiding place only at night. Their way of life does not allow to easily detect an ‘ eventual infestation.
That’s why at the beginning of the treatment is indispensable to carry a ‘ detailed analysis of ‘ infestation , identifying with precision the places infested in the room, other local adjacent possibly affected by the phenomenon, the water pipes and electrical and the probability that the structure of the building favors the spread of these insects .
What not to do to get rid of bed bugs?
First of all, don’t panic! Getting rid of clothes and furniture will not solve the problem, in fact, it may just spread the infestation, as bedbugs will accompany the waste items wherever they go. These insecticides are not particularly effective and can cause insects to spread throughout the rest of the building.
Defeating bed bugs
To successfully eliminate the problem of bed bugs,
a specialized company must be commissioned to carry out the treatment. The best method is the one studied ad hoc on the infestation site. The key to successful treatment is to accurately determine the degree and extent of the infestation, then locate and access insect shelters – this requires specialized personnel.
Together with the customer we establish the method of treatment and the timing of implementation.
Heat treatment: ThermoNox :
- The treatment lasts about 2 days
- It does not require the use of toxic substances
- It affects all stages of development: eggs, larvae, adult bedbugs
Chemical spray treatment:
- It involves the use of different active ingredients to avoid resistance
- It kills only the larvae and adult insects, but not the eggs
- After about 2 weeks it is necessary to carry out a second treatment
- It involves a final check
A chemical pesticide treatment must include all possible hiding places. It is not possible to treat bed structures that come into contact with bedding or people during sleep. However, it is possible to wash the linen at 60 ° C and subject the mattresses to an appropriate hot, cold, gas or washing treatment.
If you notice bed bug bites during a trip , check your luggage very carefully when you return : in the event of a bed bug infestation , apply an insecticide spray commonly found on the market before taking it inside the house .
All ‘ purchase of used furniture, mattresses, carpets and paintings, carefully checking for possible bugs and, if necessary, disinfesta the items before placing them at home.
Population of pigeons.
Industrial and commercial companies must meet increasingly stringent requirements for hygiene and product safety. The presence of birds can put both of these factors at risk, because guano carries numerous pathogens. In the nesting places there are also mites and ticks which, once the birds leave the nest, can penetrate into the environments endangering people’s health.
Presence of pigeons.
Pigeons have become a pest species especially in cities, where their reproduction is favored by the availability of food. Particularly harmful to buildings is the ‘city pigeon’, which poses a serious threat to public health because it lives very close to people.
Behavior of pigeons.
Pigeons live in flocks. They often nest near the places where they find food, which they constantly monitor by lurking in suitable points. The distribution of food to pigeons by animal lovers increases the number of specimens, prevents natural selection and favors the formation of very numerous flocks. The larger the flocks, the greater the amount of guano, feathers and nesting material that accumulates in the surrounding buildings, making them inhospitable to the people who work or live there.
Prevention measures to prevent the nesting of pigeons.
Unfortunately, the many artisanal methods available to drive away pigeons have limited effectiveness: these birds are habitual and always return to the places of their liking where there is an abundance of food.
- Never feed the pigeons to prevent them from returning to the same place.
- Always keep loading and unloading areas clean and eliminate possible food sources, such as garbage, as soon as possible.
Guano Cleaning Tips.
Here are a couple of tips for cleaning guano effectively and without any health risks:
When cleaning (dry or with water) always wear rubber gloves, even outdoors, and a dust mask, because dry droppings contain fungi and bacteria that pose a health risk. To work indoors (attics) it is advisable to wear a full protective mask. If the environment is very dirty, we recommend that you have the cleaning carried out by a specialized company.
The systems for removing birds and deterring pigeons are structural elements that prevent these animals from lingering in one place, but without damaging them and always taking into account the periods of biological rest (nesting) and the protection of the species.
- Verification of the situation and on-site consultation by expert technicians. The evaluation also takes into account possible displacements.
- Estimate with detailed draft and description of the planned interventions. For more complex projects it is possible to request a quote and a multi-stage planning.
- Installation performed by our specialized technicians with many years of experience in bird removal techniques.
- Repair and replacement of existing structures.
- Competent consultation and customized solution for your problem.
- Sustainable and long-lasting solution without additional costs.
- No expensive cleaning.
- Ultimate protection from damage to construction materials caused by guano.
- No danger for hygiene or risk of transmission of pathogens due to the presence of birds.
- More refined-looking buildings thanks to the elimination of guano.