Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a world where we don’t have to share our businesses with pests? Most people associate pest control with restaurants, hotels, and homes, since pests are almost magnetically drawn to kitchens. But offices, industrial buildings, workshops, and retail stores are also at risk. Here’s how to tell if you need commercial pest control in Staten Island, NY.
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While pests are naturally drawn to kitchens in search of an easy meal, they can invade any building. From roaches and rodents to termites and bed bugs, pests can seriously damage your business. Not only can they cause physical damage, but they can ruin your reputation. You never want to wait, or take a DIY approach, if there is even the slightest sign of pest infestation in your place of business.
The best way to determine whether it’s time to call in the professionals is to be rigorous about regular inspections. You want to eradicate pests before customers or tenants complain! Here’s what to look for:
1. Property damage: Rodents can do a surprising amount of damage: chewing up walls, furniture, textiles, food, and even electrical wires. Termite damage is also evident. However, pests like roaches don’t cause property damage, so don’t stop with this step.
2. Noises in the walls, floors, and ceilings: Rodents are largely nocturnal and their nocturnal scurrying is a disconcerting sound for guests or anyone working late. The sounds of termites, wasps, and carpenter ants is also noticeable.
3. Droppings and urine: Help you spot a rodent infestation and determine whether the infestation is mice or rats.
4. Insects: Even one insect is a sign that others are not far away. It may sound silly to say that “if you see one, you have thousands,” but, unfortunately, it’s true (or rapidly on the way to becoming true).
If you see any of these signs, do not delay. Pests reproduce extremely quickly and it will cost more money and reduce chances of successfully eradicating pests if you wait until one insect or rodent becomes an infestation.
If customers or tenants complain, it’s too late because word of mouth spreads even faster than pests. This is why regular inspections by pest control professionals can give you peace of mind knowing that your facility is pest-free, or that an emerging problem will be addressed instantly.
When it comes to pest control, speed is of the essence. Commercial pest control services will get rid of any pests already on the premises, and they will help you prevent future infestations by destroying nests and eggs, and by sealing off points of entry.
This last point is vital because, unless points of entry are sealed, the pests will find their way in again. More obvious points of entry are doors, windows, and vents. However, even a tiny gap in the drywall next to a pipe or electrical outlet is a giant welcome sign for ants, termites, and roaches. Sealing off potential entry points will go a long way to keep the problem from recurring.
Unfortunately, even if all entry points are sealed off, pests can also gain entry in deliveries and on the clothing and luggage of visitors, which make routine inspections just as essential as sealing off entry points.
Biotech Pest Control is dedicated to solving your commercial pest problems. Our pest control professionals will conduct a thorough examination of your business location and recommend a pest control program tailored to your needs. Our call center is open 24/7!
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