Rodents gnaw wires and contribute to fires. They are disease vectors and the odor from their feces and urine ruins inventory, insulation and walls. Businesses that distribute, warehouse, and process food are at the greatest risk of rodent infestation, because the presence of food attracts rodents and enables their populations to quickly increase.
Landmark’s green methods seal rodents out. Our affordable and sustainable methods deliver the highest standard of pest control service while simultaneously reducing overreliance on pesticides and rodenticides over time. This is what accounts for The Landmark Difference.
Landmark Seals Rodents Out
Sealing gaps to build rodents out is the best long-term solution to rodent infestation. Even small unprotected openings are an invitation to rodents. Rodents dart under exposed doors, climb across power lines and enter where flashing is inadequate and where gaps around pipe chases permit them to crawl inside. Gaps as small as a quarter inch provide enough access for rodents to infiltrate your building.
Doors lacking door sweeps are the most common rodent entry point. Many buildings are equipped with inadequate bristle-style door sweeps that are designed to reduce entry by insects, but these do little to exclude rodents, since mice and rats can chew or part their soft bristles. Landmark installs rodent-proof door sweeps that feature metal fibers encased in a bulb of weather stripping. These durable sweeps prevent both mice and drafts from passing beneath the door.
Reduce Rodenticide with Landmark IPM
Landmark’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) provides a viable alternative to old-fashioned pest control efforts that historically demonstrate an overreliance on poisoning. With IPM, pests and disease vectors are managed by eliminating site conditions that support infestation with the goal of avoiding or reducing reliance on pesticides and rodenticides over time.
Sanitation is key to solving rodent problems. Landmark’s experts eliminate the conditions rodents need to survive including food, water, warmth and harborage. This habitat modification comprises the basis of each IPM program to control rodents.
The judicious and careful use of rodenticides is sometimes an important tool for successful rodent abatement. When rodenticides are used to knock down a severe infestation, it is Landmark Pest Management’s policy to simultaneously employ non-pesticide methods, such as sealing rodents out with structural improvements and trapping. Landmark reduces reliance on rodenticides over time with the ultimate goal of completely suppressing rodent populations with non-rodenticide methods.
Landmark aids in compliance with food safety audits, government regulations, and GFSI and FSMA guidelines. Whatever your site’s requirements, Landmark tailors every Integrated Pest Management program to your unique auditing criteria so that your facility is inspection-ready.
Landmark ensures a clean, pest-free environment with 24-hour monitoring designed to catch emerging issues before they become a problem. We identify operational deficiencies within your facility including cleaning practices, trash removal, condensation areas, and the buildup of organic debris, and create recommendations that you can implement to eliminate conditions that support pests.
Landmark Pest Management performs pre-inspections and performs compliance consulting with Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) pest control standards in mind. We employ the Chicago Board Of Health Rules And Regulations Pertaining To Sanitation Practices In Food Establishments to evaluate and shape each Integrated Pest Management Plan. Effective measures intended to minimize the presence of rodents, flies, cockroaches, pest birds, and other insects on the premises form the basis of every Integrated Pest Management plan.