Are you aware that pests can be a big problem in your office? They can cause damage to your office building and the goods inside. In the US it’s estimated that pests are a $19 billion a year problem. There are over 100,000 different species of pests and some of them can do huge damage to your business. There are many areas that pests could be coming into your business. Whether you are a small business or a large one, pests can cause a lot of damage. They can also attract more pests which is something you don’t want.
Pest control is a big business and while it’s easy to assume it’s just for those in the construction business, it’s not. Any business that has food, water, and is heated or cooled is at risk. You may have a fully fumigated building but what can you do about the items that come in from outside? This article will look at 3 areas that you don’t want pests to come into your business.
There are a few main ways that pests come into your business, so it is important to be aware of them and take preventative measures.
1. Food Source
The first is through the food source. Food attracts pests. By making sure that there is no food lying around that is not stored in ways that pests cannot get to, you can avoid the infestation of food pests. Pests often are attracted to food when it is in the food preparation stage. The store-bought or homemade food can attract pests when it is not stored properly in ways that the pests cannot get to. So it is important to make sure that food is stored away after preparation and at the proper temperature. Also, it is best to not keep food out in the open for extended periods of time. It is best for food to be refrigerated or kept in covered containers.
In order to prevent food pests, the first thing to do is to make sure that your food is protected. Your food should always be in sealed containers and not be lying around. Pests are attracted to food out in the open! If you clean your pantry regularly, there will be no food for pests to feed on, and thus they will be less likely to set up a nest in your commercial space.
2. Water Sources
The second way is through water sources. Pests can get inside of your establishment by getting in through water sources like pipes or drains. Make sure that you are checking these regularly. You do not want pests inside your establishment. If you are moving in, make sure your landlord checks for pests before you move in. If you notice pests in your business, call a professional pest control company to eliminate the pests right away.
The easiest way to avoid that is to make sure you aren’t leaving any cups or food around, especially food that may attract pests. Also, be sure to keep trashcans covered to prevent rodents from gaining access to the drains. Make sure that you are not leaving any drinks around and that you keep the trash can lids closed at all times.
3. Ventilation System
The third way is through the ventilation system. All commercial places have places that get warm. Kitchens and storage rooms are the most common. These spaces, along with under the sinks and behind the stove, are where insects like to nest. They are attracted to the warmth so make sure all spaces like that are well sealed. Make sure you check these areas for signs of bugs, like webs and droppings, and remove them from your home. It’s important that there are no openings at the bottom of your walls or floors that would allow pests to get through from the outside. It is also important to keep all your drains clean and free of hair and to fix any cracks or holes you see.
Monitoring your commercial space does not happen overnight, nor is it a part-time job. We understand that the scale and scope of your operations make it difficult to rely solely on one person’s eyes to check for pests. Involving employees in pest control efforts will help ensure that each area is checked at the very least by two different sets of eyes that have presumably been up close with the problem. It’s also important to keep in touch with your pest management provider so they can provide you an update on any areas that may be particularly susceptible to infestation or otherwise known as pests hot spots.
At On the Fly Pest Control, we specialize in pest control and cleanliness. Both of these elements are vital for the longevity and success of any business because they directly affect the morale of workers as well as clients who may be visiting. A company that has an unclean workspace or which employs dirty tactics such as hiring people to do their work is not a company worth associating with which is why we take an approach that focuses on maintaining quality levels and preventing emergencies throughout your business while still encouraging you to grow steadily.
No business owner should have to deal with pests. They are dirty, disease-carrying creatures and need to be eliminated. On The Fly Pest Control has multiple programs to help you get rid of these pests in your commercial space. Each program is designed to eliminate a different type of pest. No matter which program you decide on, you’ll get a free estimate at your property and free service in the first month! Call us today!