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4 Reasons Pests Are Bad for Business

You don’t need us to tell you that pests are bad for business, but we’re going to anyway. We know that as a business owner or manager, your place of business means everything to you. You spend countless hours making sure everything is in order, your employees are succeeding, and your customers are happy, so the last thing you need is for a pest infestation to take place and ruin everything—especially if you are in the food industry.

Pests have the power to seriously hurt your business well beyond immediate financial loss. Keep reading to learn more.

  1. A Damaged Reputation

It’s no secret that people don’t like bugs, so if your customers come across pests in your business, you can bet they will talk. Thanks to social media, news of a pest problem in your business can spread like wildfire. Before you know it, you could have negative reviews, comments, and posts on Google, Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Unfortunately, a situation such as a pest infestation is not something customers are likely to soon forget, which can have a massive impact on your reputation in town.

  1. Endangered Customers & Employees

Pests are known to carry and transmit tons of different types of diseases and bacteria that are known to cause illnesses—such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, food poisoning, and more—in humans. That means a pest infestation often creates a very unhealthy environment for your customers and employees to spend time in. The very last thing you want is for someone to contract an illness from an untreated pest problem.

  1. Loss of Employees

No one wants to work in a place with a bug problem. If you put off treating a pest infestation in your business, it could potentially cost you some or all of your employees, especially if anyone contracts a pest-borne illness.

  1. Serious Financial Loss

Thanks to a combination of all of the above factors, property damage, and the cost of shutting down for treatment, a pest problem can cause significant financial losses that can be difficult or impossible to make up.

What Can I Do to Protect My Business?

Routine pest control is essential to protecting your business against serious infestations that have the potential to destroy it. Using green pest control methods, Hopper Termite & Pest is here to make sure any existing pests in your business are eliminated and future infestations are prevented. Following a thorough inspection, we will work with you to understand your needs before developing a customized treatment plan to protect your business against pests.

Our commercial pest control pros can treat the following pests, and more:

  • Ants
  • Bed bugs
  • Flies
  • Mosquitoes
  • Termites
  • Cockroaches
  • Rodents
  • Spiders

Make sure your commercial or industrial property is free of unwanted guests by calling Hopper Termite & Pest at (479) 332-3745.