Pest management is an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy and comfortable environment for your customers and clients. Although you certainly don’t want visitors to your business to see any bugs, rodents, or other pests in your commercial space, you don’t necessarily want them to see the “behind the scenes” of pest management either. Pest management methods such as traps are unsightly and can even lead customers to believe you have pests in your building.
Pest management doesn’t have to be out in the open. There are plenty of discreet methods you can use to keep pests away from your business, without compromising the perception of your customers.
Thoroughly Clean Your Space
Keeping your office, store, or other commercial building clean and dry is one of the easiest — and best — ways to manage pests. By completing your everyday cleaning tasks, you are taking a step to prevent pest infestations. Periodic in-depth cleanings, in which you get into small spaces, identify moist areas, and remove potentially problematic items and substances, are an extra step you can take to prevent pests.
Promptly Fix Cracks and Holes in the Walls, and Keep Doors and Windows Closed as Much as Possible
Pests frequently enter buildings through open areas. When you identify broken walls or areas in the ceiling, be sure to patch them up as soon as possible to prevent pests from entering.
While cracks and holes are certainly an issue, even an open window or door can let pests in. Although an open window can let in fresh air and open doors can create ease of access to your business, a sealed space is ideal for pest management.
Look Out for Pests in Packages and Stored Items
Pests may be hiding in boxes you have packed away in closets and storage spaces, or could enter your space through items you bring in. You should check for pests in every shipment you receive and frequently look for pests in storage areas. By taking these precautions, you can notice and address pest problems right away, without customers being aware of any issues.
Our team is available to discuss other pest control methods for your business. At Hopper Termite & Pest, we specialize in preventing and managing pest issues. We look forward to helping you!