As lockdown restrictions ease, organisations around the world are starting to re-open. How things will work in the ‘new normal’ is yet to be known, but we are already seeing how social distancing measures are changing the ways that businesses operate. As you consider new ways of working on your premises, digital solutions can manage your pest control remotely and keep you prepared for any eventuality in dealing with coronavirus – whether you have access to your building again or in the transition of operations resumption.
Discover remote pest monitoring
Current circumstances such as the COVID-19 make the value of remote monitoring clearer than ever before. Digital pest control technology can proactively improve your pest management and help you safeguard for the future. We have outlined a few of the benefits of remote monitoring and explained how digital solutions can help protect your business – both during and after lockdowns – in this blog post.
Rentokil’s remote monitoring solution – PestConnect – is an award-winning digital ecosystem made up of 108,000 devices installed in over 5,300 sites across 25 countries. Our devices operate remotely and continuously monitor pest activity, alerting our technicians when devices trigger so they can act accordingly. Customers are kept informed on our interactive portal – myRentokil – that has the most comprehensive list of features and functionality compared to any other interactive customer portal on the market.
Constant protection for your business 24/7
Firstly, even when access is limited, digital solutions operate 24/7 and constantly monitor your facilities, giving reassurance that your business is protected. Secondly, digitalisation immediately reports on onsite activity while providing system updates, such as low battery levels. Thirdly, connected systems and baiting devices start working straight away, helping prevent pest infestations from escalating to a serious condition.
Ongoing and consistent protection against pests is important because they seek food, shelter and water in your business premise. Without proofing and a stable line of defence, pests enter your property easily through gaps, crevices, ventilators and entrances/entries.
Due to their good hiding capabilities and nocturnal nature, pests are beyond detection especially when they surface at night or nest comfortably at ceilings, corners and dug holes. Particularly with large operation compounds, pest detection and identification is not an easy task, let alone monitoring pest activities manually daily.
Keeping you updated – even from afar
Rentokil Initial’s PestConnect devices fully-integrate into our online portal platform and are available on multiple devices. The digital reporting can be accessed from wherever you are working online, particularly for functions who are still working from home. Real-time reporting keeps you informed of any pest activity on your premises immediately. The portal also features trend reports, recommendations, interactive maps and charts, and analysis tools to support pest control audits. For further insight, the platform can be tailored to your business needs, with the ability to filter data for greater understanding of pest activity by pest type or devices.
Pest monitoring is important because pest activities can experience surge or drop depending on a few factors. Without clear visibility, pests that go unnoticed may manifest and breed in their nests. Not taking proactive actions will result in escalating the infestation level. Additional costs such as pest treatment add-on, replacement or renovation may affect the financial considerations of the business.
- Cross infestation situations where pests may crawl from neighbouring units and tenants
- Weather such as hot climates and constant rain promotes pest attraction
- User activities and habits that generate opportunities for pests to harbour
- Housekeeping and sanitation standard that impacts pest activity
- Property structure and integrity that allows pest entries unknowingly
Read also: Why is pest control important in an office environment
Maximum protection with minimal human contact
Digital systems operate with minimal contact, keeping your premises monitored at all times; our technicians act only when necessary and in the safest way possible. This protects your business without exposing your employees or customers to additional risks.
- Giving a complete record of pest activity on your premises, with total visibility across current and historic activations
- Insight shared on our online portal can also improve audit compliance and provide additional assurance to third-party auditors
Besides dealing with the bacteria and viruses that are making everyone concerned about safety, dengue cases in Singapore is yet another worry. Mosquito control can be conducted in a safe and contactless manner. For example, the integrated mosquito programme such as the In2care mosquito trap targets both adult mosquitoes and larvae in an effective and minimal or none contact manner. It spreads active ingredients to other mosquito breeding sites mosquitoes land while stopping the development into an adult mosquito.
Stay in control with Rentokil Pest control
As the leading pest control specialist in Singapore, we dedicate and commit ourselves to protecting the public and business. Besides ensuring and putting in place your pest control solutions, we specialises in areas of disinfection and sanitisation. Do you know that pathogens linger on the surface and transmits easily through interaction, contact and poor hygiene.
Increase the confidence and safety of your employees by engaging in proper and quality disinfecting misting at regular intervals to eliminate bacteria and viruses. It utilises a ULV misting method to disperse safe and effective disinfectant that is able to withstand regular cleaning schedule. Rentokil designs a COVID-Recovery Programme that supports business with an essential checklist to prepare a smooth opening transition. This includes the following:
- Ensure you have adequate and robust common pest treatment in place
- Adopt a sound disinfection services targeting at key touch points
- Provide sufficient hand hygiene facilities such as hand sanitisers and soap
- Improve the indoor air quality with air purification solution
- Control adult mosquito population to prevent against dengue
A credible pest control company not only provides the scheduled pest treatment as required but offers recommendations and tips. Firstly, there will be a discussion around your pest activities and if the situation is under control. Secondly, offering of useful tips and pest prevention remedies to complete the pest control efforts. Thirdly, conducting an assessment of the environment and premise to highlight any potential pest risks such as surrounding construction works. Finally, holding an outreach to educate and create awareness especially among the employees on pest and hygiene facts.
Call Rentokil Singapore at 6347 8138 for your pest control services today.
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