The heat can be not only dangerous in regards to heatstroke or sunburn, but it can cause pests to relocate to unexpected locations near LSPI operations. With warmer months approaching many customer field sites, pests could be looking for new environments, and may seek shelter near skids. Throughout the year, LSPI advises all customers to perform regular site walks to look out for unwelcome visitors, but it is most critical during times of changing weather patterns.
Around skids, be sure to look up for bee and wasp nests, and survey the grounds as snakes may be exploring new areas, or fire ants may be building hills. If you run across any such pests, LSPI suggests you consider contacting a professional exterminator or pest control service. It is also important to familiarize yourself with the local species of pests, so you can recognize those which may be poisonous to avoid severe injuries. LSPI would also like to remind customers to perform routine audits of first-aid kits, ensuring appropriate supplies are on hand to treat any bites and stings, and that emergency contact numbers are posted in
a visible location.