Keeping Pests Out of Your Bakery

environment for pestsWhen it starts to get later in the year and the weather is cold outside, we start to hide indoors to be able to get warm. However, the pests and vermin are also looking for a warm place to stay so potential pest problems may begin once the temperatures drops. Rats, mice and insects will try to get warm inside your bakery as it will generally be warmer than outside.

A rodent infestation will start to increase dramatically during the Autumn and winter months. Contrary to what many residents and shop owners of Croydon may believe, these infestations will be able to happen in both the country as well as towns. These rodents are going to be attracted to warmth just as much as they will be with food, which is why a lot of the bigger cities such as London and its surrounding Boroughs will see infestations with the rubbish that is left out. One of the best ways for you to make sure that you can try to head off an infestation before it starts is making sure that all of your rubbish is left in a secure bin. If you fail to do so, you will find that the rodents can and will start breeding and you may end up with a real problem on your hands. Failing that you will need to search online for 'pest control Croydon' and find  a professional company to contact.

mothballsDid you know that rodents actually have a sense of smell that is a lot stronger than that of humans? Like a lot of other animals, their sense of smell will be vital to their survival and they will use urine as a way to mark out their path, their territory and certain objects. You can start to deter rodents by simply laying down strong smells that will keep them away. Mothballs are always a great option and are very effective, however they can have a strong odor that most humans do not like. This makes mothballs a solution that is best used out of the way of human reach in areas like cellars, sheds and attics  where they may be left to enter during the winter months.

Have you been worrying about wasps during the summer months? You should know that warmer weather during the winter can keep them rather active for a longer period of time. The nests that will remain outdoors can sometimes survive even through the very first frost, but there are also some that are hidden away inside your bakery that can end up surviving well into October and even into waspsNovember. While the new wasps will more than likely have left by the end of the summer, the wasps that are left behind will keep on looking for food. Like a lot of us, they can get tipsy once the cold weather as winter draws near. Often times, the only food that will be available to them will be remnants of food and cake ingredients. Many wasps will also be the most dangerous during this time of the year because the hunt for food will become a lot more difficult and they will become more aggressive.

Just like it would be with rodents, you can cut down your chances of bringing in wasps by making sure that you do not leave any food out for a longer time period than necessary.

Winter will bring its own set of problems in terms of pests, so you need to make sure that you are prepared and informed. There can be a number of preventative measures that will help you stay on top of any kind of infestation and keep your bakery shop safe from these dangerous pests.