Pest control and prevention on military property is serious business. Not only are military facilities such as bases and barracks especially prone to pest infestations — they’re also at particular risk for the widespread outbreak of human health-related issues due to pests. Close quarters, continually moving personnel, and extensive traveling all facilitate the spread of disease caused by pests (or in the case of bed bugs, lice, and other microscopic invaders — the pests themselves). It’s for these reasons that pest control and prevention on military property should be prioritized. To take care of pest problems on your military property, you need a pest control solution that does the job quickly and effectively without causing more problems for your personnel and the environment as a whole. Our eco-friendly, highly-effective pest control solutions here at EcoClear Products are the perfect choice. Learn more about military pest control and the benefits of our products below, and keep your property safe with our team today!
Importance of Pest Control in the Hotel Industry
There are a number of pest-related problems that can befall bases, barracks, and other military buildings. Pests ranging from large rodents to microscopic arthropods can find their way into these structures on the backs of military personnel, many of whom spend long periods of time outdoors, overseas, or simply coming and going from their quarters. The coming and going of military personnel and vehicles also results in doors and other entrances being open rather frequently. This gives pests ample chances to sneak in from the outside world. On the inside, the relatively close living quarters in naval ships and land barracks can lead to rapidly spread pests infestations and pest-borne diseases. Smaller pests such as bed bugs, dust mites, and lice can spread like wildfire among bunks and barracks. Rodent-borne illness can also be transferred with alarming ease.
Preventing Bugs on Military Bases
Military bases are prone to bug infestations for several reasons. For one, military environments involve large concentrations of personnel always coming and going from various locations. This can lead to the transportation of tiny hitchhikers (such as bed bugs, ticks, and fleas) into military quarters. The active nature of most military bases also leads to a number of entrances opening and closing at all hours of the day and night. Hangars, barrack doors, loading docks and other entrances left open for long periods of time can lead to bugs finding their way indoors. Depending on where your military base is located, you may find yourself with an invasive species problem from the great outdoors rather quickly.
Preventing bugs on your military base boils down to removing all sources of food and shelter for these tiny pests. Try to keep entrances to your base closed whenever possible, and take time to inspect your perimeter for any cracks or gaps in your building’s exterior. Ensure that all trash receptacles are covered and taken to offsite dumps as routinely as possible. If insects are a major problem in your area, you may want to consider spraying your perimeter each season.
Preventing Rodents on Military Bases
Bugs aren’t the only pests that can plague military bases. Rodents such as rats, mice, moles, and voles can all do major damage to military property as well. Whether you want to manage a current rodents infestation or take preventative measures to avoid any future occurrences, there are certain steps you can take to discourage these invasive mammals from taking over your military base. Eliminating food and water sources, as well as any other items that rodents may use for shelter, is key to establishing a rodent-free environment. Follow these steps to prevent rodents on your military base:
Seal small holes inside and outside the home to keep rodents out. This may be as simple as plugging small holes with steel wool, or patching holes in your walls or foundation with caulk. For more thorough repairs, we recommend working with a contractor in your areas.
Remove potential rodent nesting sites from your property, including scrap heaps, leaf piles, and deep mulch.
Clean up food and water sources in and around your property.
Keep kitchen and mess hall garbage in containers with tight-fitting lids.
Routinely turn compost piles to cover newly-added food scraps.
Don’t litter. Rodents feed on food scraps and use papers and plastics to build their nests.
Using EcoClear Products for Pest & Rodent Control in Military Barracks, Bases & Facilities
Even in the best-protected military settings, pest infestations can still occur. In the event of a pest infestation on your base, you need a pest control solution you can count on to bring you fast, lasting control without putting your personnel at risk. Our eco-friendly and highly-effective pest control products here at EcoClear Products are the perfect choice. Made from naturally-derived ingredients, each and every one of pest control products is biodegradable and safe to use around people, pets, livestock, and wildlife. Our pest control products also have a 25b Classification, meaning that they have no special requirements for transport, handling, storage, or disposal. They are the perfect choices for pest infestations on United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard properties.
There are a number of different types of pests that can infest hotel rooms. Some of the most common include rodents such as rats and mice, which can find their way into your hotel through holes and cracks in your exterior and cause damage through rampant chewing and the spread of a number of diseases. Insects such as cockroaches and flies also frequently infest hotels. Flies and cockroaches are both attracted to odors emitted from foods and other organic matter These hardy hotel invaders will often find their way into hotels on the luggage or clothing of guests. They will also slip through open doors, windows, or cracks in your hotel property to find food sources and shelter.
Perhaps the most famous (and feared) of all hotel pests are bed bugs. These parasitic arachnids feed exclusively on human blood and make their homes wherever their hosts (us humans) frequent. Hotels are prime locations for bed bugs because of their large concentration of humans — nearly all of which sleep overnight, which is when bed bugs feed. Hotels are also susceptible to bed bugs simply because the attract new guests from widely varying areas each and every day. These guests may be carrying hitchhiking bed bugs, unwittingly bringing infestations with them to their hotel rooms.
Control Pests on Military Property With EcoClear Products
If you have a pest infestation on your military property, you deserve nothing less than the industry’s best pest control. Don’t settle for ineffective or harmful chemical solutions — opt for the eco-friendly and highly-effective alternatives here at EcoClear Products. Contact our team to speak with one of our representatives and learn more about military pest control, and use our Store Locator to find an EcoClear Products retailer near you.