Based on the factors that minimize the likelihood of pests entering and staying on premises, Defon recommends the necessary actions that need to be made for effective protection. These relate to:
Properly structured facilities
Correct proofing & modification
This is a general requirement and essential in pest control. It relates to general tidiness and cleanliness, which involves proper preservation and storage of food, clean surfaces, equipment and fixtures along with the removal of edible waste and rubbish as well as their appropriate storage before disposal etc. Such procedures provide fewer places where pests can live, breed and feed. Hygiene should be a major concern before considering any further control tactics and should be improved upon wherever possible. This improvement in turn will act as a catalyst towards a more succesful result. For example, if mice and cockroaches have no alternative food sources due to good hygiene, they are more likely to feed on poisoned baits.