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Rodent control

“Steps” to get rid of rodents’ presence

Α. Inspection of the enterprise and the surrounding area
There are many marks somebody can search for, during the initial inspection of the place (and also during the following inspections): Damages to products, pathways, holes in the ground around the buildings, signs of munching, droppings, stains from urine, alive or dead rodents, sounds and a distinctive smell, coming from rodents.
A thorough inspection can give a better idea of rodents’ population and their usual pathways. Taking in consideration that our objective is the decreasing of rodents’ population, bait stations and traps must be placed in proper points, which can be successfully defined after a good inspection.

Β. Hygiene of the places
For a large population to develop, it is necessary for them to find food and water easily. It is a fact that decreasing or eliminating all the means for rodent survival, their population is automatically decreased too. This is the main rule for an integrated pest control. By the term hygiene, we mean the proper storage of all the products used by rodents as food and the checking of their approach to water. The removal of unwanted plants like shrubs and weed, the correct handling of garbage  (sub products or useless packing materials with traces of food), piles of wood and the removal of old equipment which might exist in the surrounding area of an enterprise, are some of the measures for good hygiene practice. If there is plenty of food easily reached by rodents to feast on, especially during the night, then it is less likely they will be attracted by rodenticides or capturing traps.

C. Isolation of buildings
Another considerable way to control rodents’ population is to stop them from entering the buildings, after controlling the already existing population inside them. Although isolation is not always possible, it is one of the main factors for a successful control. In some cases it can be done with almost no effort. The remaining openings can be 5mm for mice and 10mm for rats. But even though a place is isolated, rodents can slip in through open doors and windows, drains (a grid is necessary) or plumbing installations. Especially in case of mice, they are carried inside the building in packed products.
Repair of doors and windows that do not function well or do not close properly is included in the effort to block rodents out. Many doors leave a wide gap at the bottom when they are closed. In this case, placing of a special rubber ribbon is necessary. Another important entrance for rodents is ventilation pipes, when there is no protective grid or bars to their outside end.

D. Drastic reduction of population
To reduce rodents’ population rapidly, we install bait stations and capturing traps. In some places of production and storing foodstuffs, the use of toxic baits are against the existing laws. We usually select a combination of traps and baits. After completing the inspection, including the surrounding area, we proceed in drawing up a technical survey, in which we define the number of bait stations to be installed in the outside area of the enterprise, in the form of protection zones around the fencing and the buildings. All bait stations are secured by keys. In the interior of the enterprise, we place traps for capturing rodents. In the mean while and immediately after placing, we proceed in making a Sectional plan of the enterprise, on which all bait stations and traps are defined by position and numbering.
Eight to twelve inspections/ applications (replacing of baits) per year, (depending on the problem, the kind of enterprise, the location, etc) are enough, in combination with the precaution measures mentioned above, to keep rodent populations in acceptable low levels.

Ε. Documentation
Immediately after undertaking the rodent control task, a Folder of Sanitary follow up is given to the client, which includes
 Technical survey – financial offer.
 Bilateral yearly contract.
 Sectional plan of the enterprise showing the bait stations and the traps.
 Our company’s license given by the Ministry of Rural Development and Foods.
 A list of our company’s personnel, attested by Labour Inspection.
 Certification according to  EN ISO 9001:20008, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2005 of our company.
 Insurance certification for Civil responsibility of our company to customers.
 License from the Ministry of Rural Development and Foods, for baits used and MSDS.
 Report concerning the applications (remarks-proposals).
 Certificate for rodent control tasks.

Further on and after each inspection-application, the file is completed with the relevant documentation, which is the certification of the tasks and the report concerning the results of the inspection.

For being of better service to our customers and for services of high standards, we apply a new and innovative system with electronic counting of the inspection findings (Barcode system).

This system is based on placing barcodes to bait stations and traps and recording, through an electronic device, the results from the inspection.

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