Pest Prevention for Your Commercial Building
Are you still debating whether it’s worthwhile to maintain preventative pest control service for your commercial building? Understandably, you want to save money wherever you can. However, professional pest control isn’t a luxury. It’s a necessity like insurance. Below are some pests that commonly make their way into businesses and some potential damages they can cause. When it comes to pests, protecting your reputation, brand image, employees, and guests with the proper pest prevention is a necessity.
Carpenter Ants and Termites
Carpenter ants and termites share a talent for damaging the wood in your buildings. Termites compromise your structure by eating through your building’s wood causing damage often undetectable by the untrained eye. While termite damage may go unnoticed initially, any damage can have a detrimental effect on the structure of your business. Unlike termites, carpenter ants don’t eat wood but are just as destructive. They chew the wood to excavate their tunnels and nests.
If your building has areas of water-damaged wood, perhaps from a leaky roof, that’s a perfect invitation for carpenter ants to take up residence.
Mice and Rats
Miles of electrical wiring in your building are tempting for the incredibly strong teeth of mice and rats. Rodents chew through wires leaving them exposed, which could lead to serious fire hazards.
Mice and rats are also well known for the potential they bring for disease. They can spread disease by biting a tenant, contaminating food and water, or through bites from fleas and other insects they bring in that have fed on their blood.
Rodents are considered public health pests due to their ability to spread pathogens. Some examples of diseases spread by pests include murine typhus, salmonella, dysentery, Hanta virus, Lymphocytic Chorio Meningitus (LCM), histoplasmosis, crytptcocus, ricketsialpox, Bacillus cereus, and bubenosis to name just a few.
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The cockroach has a well-earned reputation for being able to endure harsh conditions which is why its important to have pest control specialists, like Viking Pest Control, come in to wipe them out if an infestation has begun. For example, many property owners believe that all they have to do to get rid of their roach problem is to make sure that tenants keep their places free of food waste. However, that’s not enough. A cockroach can easily live for weeks without eating. It can even survive a week after its head is cut off.
It will take an expert to find all the likely entry points into your building that cockroaches are using. It’s nearly impossible for an untrained individual to track the movements of the pest because they can zoom past at an impressive speed of three miles an hour.
Some building owners think that they don’t have to worry about bed bugs if their commercial buildings aren’t apartment complexes. However, bed bugs infest far more areas than just mattresses. These pests live in sofas and chairs, computers, electrical outlets, and walls just to name a few favorite hangouts.
They’re tricky to eliminate for at least two reasons. One, they’re tiny, only roughly 0.2 inches long which makes them challenging to see with the untrained eye. And two, they can remain hidden for long periods and go without feeding for several months.
Anyone who walks into one of your buildings can easily and unknowingly transport bed bugs in their pocketbooks, bookbags, briefcases, and so forth. Therefore, it’s important to maintain a good pest prevention program to stay one step ahead of bed bugs.
In recent years, as the complaints of bed bugs have risen, more and more property owners have found themselves facing lawsuits related to bed bug bites. Stay ahead, and maintain proper control, of bed bug concerns with preventative pest management from your local bed bug experts at Viking Pest Control.
Use Professional Pest Management to Keep Your Buildings Safe
Viking Pest has over 40 years of expertise helping commercial property owners keep their buildings pest-free. Our one of a kind rodent control system, Anticimex Smart, is the eco-friendly, digital, and 100% hassle-free solution to your rodent control needs. SMART keeps an eye on rodent activity monitoring your facility 24/7 so you don’t have to.
The longer you wait to contact a pest control specialist the more time you give pests to establish a strong foothold in your business. Keep your property safe with professional pest management from Viking Pest Control.