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Tips To Pest-Proof Your Business For The Fall

The end of summer is coming, and fall is right around the corner. With the temperature slowly dropping and the sun setting earlier pests are beginning to stir. If you have a pest problem, you may find that it’s more difficult to control once it’s time to turn on the heat and stay warm indoors. Pests like cockroaches and mice may seek warmth, just like humans, and try to make their way into your business during the chillier time of year. Getting ready to get your commercial office ready for the winter? Here are a few tips to pest-proof your business for the fall.

Preparing Your Business For The Fall

Commercial buildings and offices come in all shapes and sizes. However, no matter what kind of building your business resides in, they is always a chance that pests will take notice. Here are a few tips to keep your business safe from these South Carolina pests:

Identifying Popular Areas for Pests

Chances are, you’re not going to notice a pest infestation until they are well settled in. That’s why it’s important to take preventative measures to stop them before they move in. While the weather is still warm, now is a great time to take note of places pests may like to hide.

Pests love warmth. Because of this, some common hotspots include break rooms, kitchens, storage rooms, and dumpsters. All of these spaces are not only hotter than other rooms due to lack of windows, utilities, and other factors, but they also create tons of hiding places for pests. Pests are typically good at hiding in small crevices. Inspect your building frequently for signs of pest activity, such as droppings, nests or signs of predation.

Your Employees are Key

If you want to put an end to your pest problems once and for all, it’s essential that you involve your employees in the process. They can play a huge role in creating a pest-proof workplace. Meeting with your employees to discuss good office hygiene can help you prepare for the major pest season. If it feels best, you can also assign tasks to specific employees, such as taking out the trash regularly, mopping the floors to ensure there is no food left behind, and other small steps.

Training your employees to also be on the lookout for signs, such as droppings or nests, can also help in the long run. That way is they see anything suspicious, they can report it immediately.

Patch Any Openings

Pests like roaches, ants and spiders can find their way into your home no matter how well-insulated or sealed it is. As the owner of the business, it may be best to make your responsibility inspecting the building. To keep these pests out, inspect your siding and foundation for loose bricks or fissures that could allow them to enter. You may also want to go around any doors or windows with a caulk gun to ensure they are airtight.

Your landscaping can also have a huge impact on how pests get inside your business. Pests use plants as “bridges” into your building. Because of this, keep your landscaping trimmed back at least one foot from your physical siding.

Keep It Clean

Cleaning is key to a healthy office, don’t you agree? This also applies to keeping pests out. While a clean office is appealing to us, it is completely unappealing to those outdoor bugs. Make sure that you keep your building as clean as possible, employing a cleaning plan that specifically targets hotspots as listed above. Make sure your garbage is taken out regularly, stale food thrown away from the fridge, remove food from storage rooms, and clean up any spills as soon as possible.

Regular vacuuming and mopping help keep your floors clean, but there’s so much more to do. Remove trash, sanitize areas that pests may reside in and declutter often.

Pest-Proof Your Business with Best Home & Property Services

We all know that pests can be a nuisance. They not only cause damage to building structures, but they can also make your employees sick and uncomfortable. By following the tips in this article, you can help your commercial pest-proof your business for the fall.

Still not confident in your precautions? Call in the professionals! One of the best ways to ensure safety from pests is by hiring a professional pest control company. The professionals at Best Home & Property Services are ready with the knowledge of pesticides and plant safety to keep your plants safe. That’s why Best Home & Property Services are here to help you ensure your new home is pest free. Think you may have a pest problem? Give us a call at 843-236-3065 or get a FREE QUOTE right online.

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