Summer brings about great things; warmer weather, vacations, and barbecues but one negative thing that Summer brings along with it; bugs. Bugs are not only irritating, but they can be very distracting and can disrupt the workflow. Keep reading for our pick of the most bothersome (and troublesome) summer bugs, and learn to install bug doors in Toronto can help keep them out and maximize employee safety.
Irritating Summer Insects
Bees, Wasps, and Hornets: Whether you’ve been stung by a bee or not, it is definitely something that no one looks forward to. Stings are painful and people may have allergic reactions to these stings – especially if they have never been stung before and don’t know if they are allergic – so keeping them out of your facility is extremely important. These bugs tend to build nests close to the areas they frequent; if you notice a nest inside or outside your facility, it’s best to call an exterminator to get rid of it as soon as possible.
Ants: There are several kinds of ants, some worse than others. One thing they all have in common is that they form large colonies; once you have an infestation, it can be really difficult to get rid of. Ants are attracted to food and when they find some, they leave pheromone trails so that other ants can follow. Ants even have the ability to damage property or possessions. For example, carpenter ants tend to make nests in the structural timbers of buildings by eating away at the wood, while raspberry ants like to climb into appliances and equipment and may cause electrical issues.
Flies: From house flies to horse flies, they are distracting and extremely annoying, constantly flying around people and buzzing in everyone’s ears. Flies are active throughout the entire summer and they tend to be attracted to food, garbage, and other scents – which carry diseases.
Cockroaches: Not only are they another disease carrier, they also breed quickly and are extremely difficult to get rid of. Cockroaches carry bacteria, and if they get into an area where food is prepared, they can contaminate it, leading to illness.
How to Keep Bugs Out of Your Facility
The warmer weather brings out these pesky bugs in vast quantities, and you don’t want them anywhere near you, your employees or your workplace. An easy way to try to keep bugs and insects out is by keeping all of the windows and doors shut tight, but this means that there is a lack of air flowing through your facility. If you don’t have air conditioning or are looking to cut energy costs, this can be problematic. NEX has an easy solution: a bug barrier.
Bug barriers are screen doors that can easily be installed onto open doorways and can keep bugs and other pests out of your facility, while still allowing fresh air to flow through and offering up to 65% more shade, further cooling your workplace. The improved ventilation helps to keep your employees feeling comfortable, leading to increased productivity. They are readily installed on dock doors, dumpster areas, warehouse openings, and more. Bug Barriers are ideal for food processing, packaging and manufacturing facilities among other workplaces. Bug barrier screens can be easily removed and stored in the winter when bugs aren’t as big of an issue, and then easily reinstalled in the spring. Bug barriers are also fire retardant and resistant to decay, ensuring that they will last for years to come.
Bug barriers are great for shipping and receiving doorways, areas with dumpsters, and ground level doorways. Available in both automatic or manual operation to suit your application.