These 3 Life-changing Hacks will Keep Pests Away Forever

These 3 Life-changing Hacks will Keep Pests Away Forever

on Jan 27, 2021 in Small business

Suspecting a pest infestation at your business premise is disturbing, but you should take action fast. It can be stressful when you don’t even know what you are dealing with, the infestation’s extent, and the harm caused to your inventory or office equipment. But after successful fumigation, take the necessary measures to prevent a repeat problem. Just because the office has been fumigated doesn’t mean pests will stay away for good. Here are tips to help you keep your office pest-free.

1.      Keep it Clean

Many pests are attracted to dirty, dark, and cluttered places. They have easily accessible hiding places, and most importantly, food is readily available. If you have a busy schedule, it gets hard balancing work and cleanliness. Get a commercial cleaning services provider who ensures your work area is clean, clutter, and pests free. Regular deep cleaning discourages pest infestations. The service provider will also ensure garbage is disposed of properly and food leftovers don’t litter the workstations. Many employees take snacks and lunch at their desks. If not cleaned regularly, the workstations can be breeding grounds for cockroaches and other pests.

Also, get rid of whatever you don’t use. Less clutter means fewer hiding places for pests. Get rid of old files and paperwork and digitize your storage system. Also, empty your inventory store often to discourage pests from hiding and have enough lighting. It’s easier to spot the insects when there is enough lighting in a room.

Clean the yard too, and keep it litter-free. Cut any bushes and long grass and make sure the trash bins are well sealed. Mites, fleas, and ticks can hide on a pet’s fur. Because you don’t know how clean the pets coming to your office are, you can either restrict their entry or regularly fumigate the office.

2.      Seal all Entry Ways

Cracks on the doors, windows, or spaces on the roof are entryways to pests looking for a home or food. Have your business premises inspected for any cracks or openings, then seal them. Cockroaches can pass through tiny gaps around doors and windows and also through packages. Bedbugs can hide in clothes, and if you run a hotel business, clients can transfer them from their luggage to the hotel beddings. Regularly fumigate the rooms for bedbug and cockroach infestations.

You may also want to invest in pest-proof shields on all the indoor lighting systems and make sure they are cleaned regularly.

3.      Fumigate Your Workplace Regularly

Don’t wait until you detect an infestation to take action. The minute you notice mice or cockroaches in your premises means there can be more hiding within. Have periodical inspections and fumigate the entire workplace for common pests such as ants, cockroaches, and bedbugs. It’s easier and cheaper to deter than deal with an infestation; therefore, invest in the right services and products. 

Remember that clients would not want to come to a pest-infested place but will instead take their business elsewhere. Take the right steps to protect your interests. 

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