The investigation and identification of common household pests, (rodents and insects). How pests gain entry into buildings and recognition of the signs of their presence. Identification of common household by the traces they leave, assisting in their identification. The effects of pests within buildings, the damage they may cause to the structure and fabric of the building and the hazards which this may represent.
To examine common methods of construction to prevents entering the building, the practical repairs to remediation any damage they may have caused, measures to deter their entry and treatments for their removal and eradication.
Pests which will be considered:
• Rats, mice, squirrels
• Wood boring and plaster beetles, cockroaches, wasps, ants and houseflies
- Establish how pests gain access to buildings
- Understand how to identify them
- Recognise the damage they cause and the risks they pose within domestic dwellings
- Carry out works of improvement. Prevent their access into the property and prepare a schedule to make good the damage caused
- Be able to come up with a treatment plan
- Be confident that the plan will be effective
Who should attend?
- Housing EHOs
- Property managers
- Repair surveyors
CPD: 2 hours