As a business owner, the last thing you want is something to drive your customers away. However, that’s exactly what happens every day in businesses all over the country that have inadequate pest control.
When a customer sees signs of a pest infestation in your establishment, you’re giving them a reason to take their business elsewhere. To make matters worse, they’ll probably tell others about their experience through reviews or old-fashioned word of mouth.
So, what kind of pests should you be on the lookout for in your commercial space? Read on to find out.
Let’s face it: Cockroaches are everywhere. They show up in homes, in restaurants and in all types of businesses. These creepy critters are known to spread a host of diseases, so ensuring they never have a chance to take up residence in your place of business is a must. Leaving food out on your desk, failing to empty wastebaskets regularly and or even letting moisture accumulate in corners is a sure-fire way to attract cockroaches.
Rats and Mice
You’d be amazed how easily rodents are able to squeeze through tight spaces and openings. They hide everywhere, spreading diseases, chewing through cardboard and cables and generally making your establishment a much filthier place to work. Setting standard traps might not be enough to catch furry invaders or deter future ones. Mice and rats are surprisingly crafty creatures.
Like cockroaches, ants are another insect that seems to show up anywhere and follow the scent of leftovers and food debris that’s been sitting out for any length of time. Once inside, these little guys are incredibly hard to get rid of. The best defense against an ant infestation is to make sure they never get inside in the first place.
You might not think of bedbugs as a pest you have to worry about in the workplace–unless you’re running a hotel, of course. And yet, bed bugs actually show up in a lot of places you wouldn’t think. Why? Simple: Bedbugs are like hitchhikers, catching rides in clothes or bags and ending up in homes and businesses. You might not see them in your commercial space right away, but by the time you’ve noticed the signs, they’ve already dug down deep. And the worst part? If they’re in your place of business, chances are they’re also now dwelling in your home or the home of coworkers and customers.
If you know or suspect that any of the pests we’ve covered today have infested your commercial property or your home, the only solution is to call on professional pest control technicians. At Presto Pest Control, our team has the experience and expertise to handle any infestation, big or small. Contact us today!