The only thing worse than discovering bugs or termites crawling in your home is finding them feeding off your beloved paintings and artifacts in your library or in a museum. Insect pests contribute towards substantial damage to museum objects, such as historic books, paintings and in structures like historic buildings.
Every year, millions of dollars are spent on professional pest exterminator services, over-the-counter products and chemical pesticides. However, pests are still present in our natural environment, causing harm and spreading diseases. According to some experts, our activities in eradicating pests has led to the creation of super-pests. These pests have increased resistances to a variety of pesticides. In addition, there are rising concerns over the quality of air indoors as it is being contaminated by the presence of chemical pesticides. This may promote allergic reactions to an array of products and therefore can lead to health deterioration.
The solution to these problems lies in changing the way we deal with pest problems. We need to use chemicals sparingly and insure that when used, we use the appropriate chemical in the correct manner and preferably select the least toxic chemical wherever possible. Therefore, many museums are hiring pest exterminators from reputable companies to do these jobs for them in order to ensure a pest-free environment. Pest exterminators have the training and the required aptitude to understand how to deal with pest infected situations as well as measures required to prevent pest infestation.
However, a worrying number of pest control companies are not aware of the methods to eradicate pests in a museum. Some companies that don’t have the required knowledge may send a pest exterminator routinely to spray some chemicals. More often than not these exterminators are not aware of what is being sprayed and why it is being sprayed. Sometimes, a written evidence of the findings and work after each visit to the museum is not logged by the exterminators. Therefore, they have no way to track back their steps and identify the progress they have made in making the museum free of pests.
Museums should therefore hire a licensed and reputable company in order to make sure they can rely on the company’s services and trust that the pest exterminators from the company would be trained to deal with the kind of problems that are typical of such facilities. Corpus Christi pest control companies like INC Pest Control are increasingly being hired by museums on contract. This is because companies like INC Pest control have integrated pest management programs which ensure effective eradication of pests. The pest exterminators visit the museum like clockwork and undergo extensive monitoring to identify any pests that may be present. As a result, the exterminators develop the threshold level of action required. After inspection of the museum and identifying possible pests that may infest or have infested the facility, the exterminators can realistically develop strategies of control. When hired from reputable companies, the exterminators can devise strategic pest control measures through their vast understanding of the biology and life cycle of the pests involved. Finally, the exterminators can implement the control measures as an integrated program and through thorough monitoring, evaluate the success of their proposed control measures. This would require regularly logging their activities and any changes caused due to these activities to see the progression of their methods.
Integrated pest management programs like these have significantly minimized pest populations in museums. Museums that hired reputable exterminators from top pest control companies in Corpus Christi, Texas like INC Pest Control have reaped the benefits of a pest free environment. More and more companies that previously opted for a cheaper alternative are now hiring reputable companies as the associated long term costs are much lower in the face of a possible pest infestation.