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gnaw, rodents can damage wires,
utility lines, doors and stored
product. Rats can enter your facility
through a quarter-sized hole, and
mice can squeeze through a hole the
size of a nickel.
* Cockroaches - German cockroaches prefer warmer and more humid
areas within different structures.
They can enter your facility through
shipments on bags, boxes or cardboard containers. Once they are in
your facility, their small size allows
them to hide efficiently.
* Spiders - Spiders often use structures as a place to overwinter. They
are found in subfloor air vents,
upper corners of rooms and other
dark areas of your facility. They
normally enter through open, poorly screened windows and doors,
through cracks and gaps around

door and window frames or inside
boxes and other shipment containers brought indoors.
* Ants - Ants are one of the most
common structural invaders, and
ant sightings in the winter could
indicate a larger infestation. Ants
are usually located somewhere in
an inner wall, in door and window
frames, or under hidden places such
as floors and appliances.
Identify Pest Hot Spots
Your facility has everything pests need
for survival and they'll try anything to
get inside and stay inside, so you should
know which areas to monitor closely.
The most common places - or "hot
spots" - for pests include:
* Loading docks
* Utility rooms
* Storage rooms

* Equipment
* Shipments
* Employee break rooms
* Dumpsters and trash cans
To avoid an infestation in any of
these hot spots, proactive measures
such as a sanitation routine, a secure
exterior, employee involvement and a
pest management provider partnership
should be implemented.
Strengthen Sanitation and
Cleaning Routines
Proper sanitation will allow facilities
to proactively combat pest problems.
Incorporate these tips into your regular
sanitation routines:
* Place supplies on open-backed
shelving to remove pest hiding spots.
* Implement the proper stock-rotation practices so that the older
products are always at the front of
the storage area.
* Inspect boxes and containers for
signs of pest activity, such as droppings, gnaw marks and urine.
* Check to ensure packages are sealed
off from pests before stocking.
* Don't bring a whole pallet of goods
directly into storage areas. Instead,
break it down at the loading dock.
* Avoid using cardboard, and store materials in tightly closed, plastic bins.
* Remove any extra clutter from the
room, and also try to maintain a dry,
cool environment.
* Check all windows and ventilation
openings to ensure they are sealed.
* Any spilled or damaged products or
ingredients should be cleaned up
Tim Husen is a technical services
manager for Orkin. A board-certified entomologist specializing in
urban entomology, he has more

// If pests settle in your facility, they can

than a decade of experience in the industry.

impact your bottom line by damaging and

For more information, email thusen@rollins.

contaminating new materials.

com or visit www.orkincommercial.com.
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