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Proactive Pest Prevention Measures: 10 Tips to Safeguard Your Facility Against Pest Invasion

Effective pest prevention measures are essential for maintaining a clean and healthy environment within your facility. Pests can pose significant risks to hygiene, structural integrity, and the well-being of occupants. At Barden FM we frequently complete remedial work for clients after their initial pest proofing assessment, here are our valuable tips to help you implement proactive pest-proofing measures and safeguard your facility from unwanted intruders.



    Keep your facility clean and well-maintained by promptly addressing spills, crumbs, and food waste. Pests are attracted to food sources, so regular cleaning and proper waste management are crucial deterrents. Fruit flies are frequently encountered pests that reproduce in the presence of sticky and sugary spills. Mice and rats are naturally drawn to improperly stored food waste and crumbs that accumulate on the floor.

  • Store Food Properly

    Store food items in airtight containers to prevent pests from accessing them. This includes dry goods, pantry items and refrigerated items. Ensure that any kitchen and dining areas are well-organized and free from debris.

  • Keep Waste Areas Clean

    Designate specific waste storage areas and ensure that trash is stored in tightly sealed bins. Regularly dispose of waste to prevent pests from being drawn to the odours.

  • Regular Inspections

    Implement a routine inspection schedule to identify and address potential pest issues early. There are various expert companies who conduct health inspections regularly.

  • Staff Knowledge

    Make sure all employees are aware of pest prevention techniques and can identify signs of infestations or potential pest access points.

  • Implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

    Consult with a relevant pest elimination expert to adopt an IPM approach that combines preventive measures, monitoring, and targeted treatments for existing pest infestations. IPM focuses on long-term pest prevention and reduces the need for chemical interventions. Clients of Barden FM frequently use companies such as Rentokill and Ecolab.


  • Seal Entry Points

    We will seal any potential entry points such as gaps, cracks, and holes in walls, windows, and doors. We use durable materials like caulk, steel wool, or mesh screens to prevent pests from gaining access.

  • Fix Plumbing Leaks

    Dripping faucets and leaky pipes provide moisture, which pests need to survive. We are on hand to inspect and repair plumbing issues to eliminate water sources that attract pests. Even the tiniest leak can lead to a bigger problem down the line.

  • Pest-Resistant Materials

    When selecting materials for construction and repairs, we opt for pest-resistant options. These materials are less susceptible to damage and can deter pests from nesting or chewing. For example, special rat-resistant silicone or strong underdoor bristle strips.


    We can install screens onto windows and doors to prevent pests from entering whilst still allowing ventilation, this is especially helpful in deterring flies and wasps from entering your environment. We can also test and install electric fly killers.

Proactive pest prevention measures are essential for maintaining a pest-free and hygienic environment within your facility. By implementing these practical tips, you can create a resilient defence against pests and ensure the well-being of occupants while safeguarding the reputation of your business.

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Olivia Gibbs