How do insects get into our facilities?

the windows of your offices they may be letting in more than just light. Ever wonder how bugs get in? This is because many pests, including flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, rodents, and even birds and vertebrates, can enter your facility through windows and even doors.

1. Open or damaged windows

Maybe it’s too hot and a colleague wants a cool breeze to come in, maybe someone burned popcorn in the microwave and the dining room stinks, so they opened a window to let the air out and air out the room, leave a window anyway A window open without a mosquito net is an open invitation for pests to enter your office, especially if the window is left open all night.

2. Mosquito net damaged

Most insects do not occupy very large spaces to enter, even small rips are enough to facilitate their entry. Also meshes that don’t fit well can leave the necessary holes for insects to enter. It’s a good idea to inspect screens regularly for signs of deterioration or tears, they are often damaged by storms or extreme weather and need to be repaired.

3. Defective or deteriorated seals

Defects in our window seals can also be a major source of access for pests. This situation is especially important when the lights are left on all night, the lights are highly attractive to insects at night, and it is only through the windows that these lights shine to the outside, if we have cracks or holes in the seals. frames, insects will easily enter through there and invade our building. Keeping our frames well sealed with moisture-resistant pastes will go a long way in keeping them out, with the added benefit of improving the thermal efficiency of the building. If the holes are too big to fill, it’s worth setting sail again or changing the window.

4. Adjacent Areas

Be sure to check the areas around your windows for conditions that could attract pest activity, for example, clogged channels that collect leaves, dust or moisture can serve as insect attractants or incubators. There they can wait until an opportunity to come in, you should also prune the trees or grass that comes to your windows. If you have irrigation, prevent automatic nozzles from wetting your walls to prevent moisture from building up near your windows. The straw on the lawns helps to maintain humidity, but it is good that it never exceeds 5 centimeters and is at least one meter away from our walls to avoid attracting termites and other pests.

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