Pest Control - McCormack, Lindemann, Hurley Buildings

Learn about pest control policy and your responsibilities.

About pest control

Success in managing pests depends upon a collaborative effort of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) management, building staff, contractors, food service personnel, the pest control contractor and employees. Procedures include education; minimizing sources of food, water and access; and requiring a prompt proactive response to complaints by employees and the Pest Control Contractor.

    DCAMM management responsibilities

    DCAMM management responsibilities to make customers more aware include:

    • Educating agencies and employees of their responsibility to eliminate food sources that attract and sustain insects and rodents in the workplace
    • Educating cleaning personnel of their responsibility to eliminate food residues and to use thorough housekeeping practices in the workplace
    • Educating building tenants of their responsibilities to:
      • Provide organizational sanitation by eliminating excess paper
      • Recycle paper and boxes for prompt removal
      • Store materials off of the floor and away from walls
      • Maintain closets and files with minimal clutter

    Customer responsibilities

    Customer responsibilities include the following preventive measures:

    • Ensuring that food is not left in desks or on desktops or other areas accessible to pests, along with keeping individual workstations clean
    • Rinsing all soda cans and bottles and storing them in appropriate containers for recycling
    • Removing recycled cans and bottles from offices daily
    • Reporting any pest problems or conditions related to pest problems to the Building Operations 617-727-4100

    Preventative measures

    Preventive measures by DCAMM staff include:

    • Ensuring that all openings in walls and floors are covered
    • Requiring that garage doors in the McCormack Building be closed after hours and as much as possible during working hours
    • Ensuring that the cleaning contractors steam wash loading dock compactors twice per month and wash and disinfect the areas around these areas twice per month or more frequently.
    • Ensuring that DCAMM's mechanical contractor promptly repairs all leaks in restroom plumbing, internal drains, or induction units that can sustain existence for insects and pests
    • Contracting with pest control experts who work in areas designated by DCAMM and visit the building three times per week
    • Maintaining written records to track problems and prevent recurrences
    • Evaluating the results of all pest management actions
    • Customer follow-up

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