When you start a new construction project, the area that you’re building on can be home to a number of pests and rodents. This means you’re disrupting their habitat and they can simply find another way to maintain their home.
For property developers like you, pest infestation can cause severe damages to the structure of your building and bring a range of threats to your construction workers. Not to mention, a greater financial impact if the situation gets out of hand.
If you find that your construction site is slowly becoming home to pests, it’s a sign for you to engage a reliable KL pest control service provider.
Here are three signs that you need professional help to solve any pest infestation issue at your construction site.
Rodent or bird droppings are a sign that these pests have made your construction site their home. Animal droppings carry disease that can affect your workers’ health and may lead to legal action by the local health authorities.
Rodent droppings are known to be harmful as they can contaminate foods and cause allergies in some people. Not only that, but direct contact with rodent droppings also risks exposing your construction workers to bacteria and diseases like the Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS).
Thus, it’s important to engage a professional pest control service provider to clean up the droppings properly, after they’re discovered. Make sure you inform your pest control service provider where the droppings were found to help expedite their investigation.
2. Damage to building materials
Pests like birds, rats, or mice need to build nests to survive and your construction site may just be a good location for these animals.
This is due to the number of readily available building materials such as cardboard packaging, wooden materials such as timber and pallet, wire, rope, etc. Which means the animals can use your construction materials to build their homes.
Besides, rodents and termites also like to chew on wood and other construction materials. This makes them your greatest enemy at any of your construction sites. Therefore, it’s important to get your foreman or workers to keep an eye out for any damage to the construction materials.
3. Sickness and absence
If there’s a sudden onset of illness spreading among your construction workers, it’s a possible sign of pest infestation.
Take dengue fever as an example. If one of your construction workers is infected with dengue, it can spread throughout your construction site, leading to a potential stop-work order. This may also affect the construction duration, causing you to experience loss of revenue and higher budget expenditure.
However, by having a strict health and safety policy which requires the construction company to inform the site manager or supervisor of any illnesses, you can help prevent the occurrence of a stop-work order.
Importance of fogging at construction sites
Dengue fever has since plagued various construction sites in Malaysia due to the availability of standing water as female mosquitoes need water to lay their eggs. Since early this year, there have been over 80,000 dengue cases with more than 100 deaths.
To protect your workers from falling sick and causing a delay in the construction work, fogging for construction site is your best solution.
Here’s why mosquito fogging will benefit your construction site.
Ensure workplace safety
By keeping your workers healthy and safe from diseases, you get to ensure that their well-being is being taken care of. Besides, interruptions caused by mosquitoes may cause injury or damage while your workers are performing dangerous activities.
Prevent legal action
Fogging your construction site will reduce the potential of facing legal action by the local health authorities. If your construction workers feel that their well-being is under threat, the local authorities may step in and impose a stop-work order at your site.
Not only that, but you may be subject to a fine and penalty for not obeying the recommended guidelines by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health. Instead of facing such extreme measures from the authority, it’s best to abide by the laws and regulation.
At Antipest, we offer several services to help you get rid of pests from your construction site. Our team of experts can advise you on the most effective pest control methods for your site. Contact us for your pest control needs at 03-80231888 or visit https://www.antipest.com.my/contact.php.