Installation of equipment, machinery and fixtures, is often focused on user-friendly ergonomics and aesthetics. Sometimes, the importance of proper design for accessibility, that would ease inspection, cleaning and pest treatments in "sensitive" areas, internally and around the exterior, is ignored. Defon’s scientists focus on this very issue and in cooperation with the clients prevent these problems from arising or, if called later, they identify "sensitive" spots and propose solutions retrospectively.
Regardless of the assortment of objects in this category, there is a common denominator regarding the need to overcome the above possible faults. Through the implementation of a thoroughly structured IPM system, Defon sets standards and shapes the strategy to be followed. Combined with continuous inspections, the theoretical and practical training of client’s staff ensures smooth operation of the premises.
Examples of infestation favored by poor accessibility and improper cleaning
Because of the need for frequent renovation work, stylish but makeshift constructions, are usually observed. Poorly assembled, makeshift and badly positioned cupboards, workbenches and fitted appliances which are installed without proper planning, ovens and refrigerators without the ability to be moved, are just a few examples. The result of all these is the inability to correctly clean and inspect, so food and drink accumulate in "sensitive" spots, often favoring pest infestations such as cockroaches and species of the Genus Drosophila.
These sometimes offer no access for cleaning (e.g. within cavities or between attachments). Debris from food, etc. may accumulate in inaccessible places providing abundant food and ideal breeding environments for numerous pests, such as many Stored Product Insects.