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business-pest-control-2Business pest control is just as important as residential pest control. Pests in the workplace can:

  • Cause structural harm
  • Turn off customers
  • Distract and bother employees, causing productivity loss
  • Lower employee morale
  • Create health problems by spreading disease and causing severe itching and allergic reactions due to their bites
  • Ruin food and beverages stored in the office kitchen

 

 

The Culprits

 

Providers of business pest control services find a wide variety of pests in workplaces, including: Ants Carpenter ants can burrow through wood as they nest, damaging the structural integrity of a building. Termites It’s well-known that termites can devastate a building.

 

Mosquitos These pests get in through opened doors and windows, and they not only harass employees and customers, they bite.

 

Wasps and Bees These pests also come in from the outside, and of course, their stings are painful.

 

Bed Bugs Bed bugs infestations have dramatically increased in recent years, and these insects don’t just live in beds. They can also be found in cracks and crevices of furniture throughout an office.

 

Spiders In addition to biting that can lead to allergic reactions, spiders creep out a lot of people, which is bad for employee morale and productivity.

 

Rodents Rats and mice spread disease and chew through wiring, wood, and food packaging. And they are at the top of most people’s list of the pests that make them the most uncomfortable.

 

Your Best Defense

 

Effective business pest control requires constant vigilance. It’s wisest to hire a pest control specialist to inspect your premises for existing pests, remove those that they find, educate you on how to correct problem areas, and return on a set schedule for periodic pesticide treatments.

 

 

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