We talk a lot about pest control for homeowners. Nobody wants bugs or critters in their kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, closets or backyards, and thus taking care of our homes by preventing pest problems is a major focus for many people.
But what about our businesses? Where people work? Where many spend 40 hours or more per week?
Commercial pest control is a highly sought-after service, because pest problems can be quite damaging. The presence of insects and critters can cause commotion and distraction, resulting in lost time for productivity and profit. If your office or workplace is a health institution or place with frequent customers, such as a store or restaurant, the sighting of these pests can be extremely damaging to your reputation. Furthermore, the presence of unsanitary insects and critters can create extremely unhealthy work environments.
The most important thing business owners can do is take the proper preventative steps to protect their properties from pests. Inspections and preventative services done by certified pest control technicians around the perimeter of your property and potential risk areas can be done with no disruption to your business. That's much better than having our pest control technicians need to catch mice and remove the trail of ants running straight through your customer service area!
Here are some common workplace areas visited by pests:
Restrooms - Just like home, plenty of bugs will be drawn to the excess moisture and garbage cans that can be found in restrooms. The maintenance of your restroom is critical to keeping the area sanitary and insect-free.
Kitchen and Community Areas - Unlike their kitchen at home, your employees don't own the kitchen. Are they as thorough in cleaning up after themselves? If the workplace fridge, sink, stove, tables or floors are left with crumbs and drippings, you'll have an insect and rodent problem in no time.
Storage Spaces - A lot of offices have rarely-visited storage spaces filled with old files, leftover event decorations and more. Are these areas filling with dust and becoming the habitats of a group of pests? When was the last time you cleaned these spaces out?
Entryways - You might have an open-door policy for clients and customers, but are you watching what else is walking into your commercial building? Prevent pest problems by taking the proper preventative measures at your doors and entryways. Don't leave doors open for extended periods of time, and adjust the air pressure in the foyer to make sure that insects are not sucked into the building each time the door is opened.
Catseye Pest Control takes an integrated pest management (IPM) approached to its residential and commercial services. This approach combines prevention techniques, localized pinpointing of contaminated areas (rather than widespread spraying without specific targeting), the decontamination of problem areas and the monitoring for any signs of developing issues.
Whether you own or manage a school, restaurant, warehouse, hotel, store or other commercial property, make pest control a priority. Have any questions or want to set up an inspection? Contact us today!