Rodents and your Indoor Air Quality

Author: Pacific Northwest Inspections Group, LLC   Date: 25-Nov-2013.   Category: Mold, Pest Rodents   Add to Favorites 

Indoor Air Testing Show Rodents Create Poor IAQ

Controlling rodents in buildings is very important from the perspectives of both their potential effects on human health and their possible damage to physical structures. Rodent control can be an attainable goal, but it always demands more than randomly setting out a few traps. The most important consideration of all is that rodents must be prevented from entering the building (or room). This demands cooperative efforts among all involved persons—that is, building occupants, pest management professionals, maintenance staff, and site managers—in frequently inspecting buildings and promptly closing small, seemingly unimportant holes. The importance of good sanitation practices and effective trapping and monitoring programs cannot be overstated. These measures are neither complicated nor excessively difficult; however, rodent control is usually unsuccessful when these critical steps are not fully undertaken.