If you have been running your business for some time, you might have noticed that pests increase significantly at a particular time of the year — mainly in summer. Some of the pests you may find on your premises include ants, roaches, flies, and rats. Other than being a nuisance, pests can pose various health risks, affect your reputation, and cause problems with the local authority. As such, it is essential to know and practice some commercial pest control measures to keep these critters at bay. This can be accomplished when you identify their basic needs — water, food, and shelter — and make sure they don't find these provisions in your workspace. Follow these tips to curb pests this summer.
Eliminate food debris and water right away
Your commercial space needs to be free from any form of food debris because they attract pests. If you don't clear away food, you can be sure ants, cockroaches, rats, slugs, you name it, will transform your commercial space into their home. Some people opt to leave crumbs and unsealed containers around thinking that they are harmless, but the truth is that they are feasts for pets. This means that you shouldn't leave any crumbs, dirty dishes, or food containers, etc. lying around. Wipe all cooking and eating surfaces, and place any leftover food in tightly sealed containers. Spilled water should also be cleared right away to avoid accidents or attracting pests.
Have a drain cleaning schedule
All the debris or food waste that goes down your drains doesn't disappear. Some of it gets attached to the pipes and creates an odour that invites pests. As a result, pests find a way to get into the drain, and before you know it, you'll have lots of pests in your premises. Asking your janitorial team to clean the drains regularly will help keep the pipes debris-free. This way, your wastewater will drain effectively throughout, and there won't be any foul smell that calls out to pests.
Pests like using crevices or cracks to hide in the building. This makes it easier for them to search for food and water in the building, then hide or breed in the cracked areas. Repairing any crevices, you may have on the building walls, windows, doors, and pipes will keep the pests away. Make sure that the repairs are done by a professional contractor to get quality services. Experts usually perform thorough inspections to identify and repair cracks you might not have noticed.
In order to keep your business protected, be sure to contact a professional that offers commercial pest control services.