For many companies, nasty pests and bugs can be a constant worry. This is especially true for companies owning warehouses that store foods and drinks. If your company has a pest problem it can lead to damaged products and loss of earnings which is never a good thing.
pest control issues can also lead to problems with health and safety. Failure to comply with health and safety laws can have serious consequences for organisations especially those with a large team of staff or those that deal with the production and storage of foods.
It is not only wasps, flies or ants that pose a threat, larger animals such as rats or mice can be an even bigger problem. It also doesn’t help that many pests only come out at night, making it difficult to catch them in the act.
If you think that you do have a pest control problem at your commercial premise, it is a good idea to call an experienced pest control company to take a look. Whether you want to contract their services to completely rid the problem or just want a second opinion, the pest control company will be able to advise of the best way of dealing with your problem discreetly and sustainably.
A professional pest control company can not only get rid of the current pests on your property but also look at why you have an infestation and help you put procedures in place to avoid it happening in the future.
There are several steps you can take however if the pest problem is small or to deter pests from coming in. First, make sure that your bins are emptied regularly and that bin bags are never left on the ground for a long period of time. Rats, wasps, mice and flies are all attracted to sugar and leftover foods that are rotting. Once they have identified that your premises might provide food for them, it will be more difficult to stop them from coming back.
Next, make sure any foods kept on the premises are sealed and stored away. If you have a warehouse that regularly store large quantities of foods, it would be a good idea to ask a pest control specialist for an audit of the site to prevent any infestations happening and to avoid failing any health and safety inspections.
Finally, make sure any gaps and holes in the premises are sealed so that nothing can get through them. This is more important for larger pests like rats and mice as trying to keep out flies and spiders can be tricky but an experienced pest control expert will be able to identify the most likely routes of entry into your property and explain how to close them effectively.