Whether it is an outside dining space, lounge, or entry area, keeping pests away is essential in these high-traffic areas that see customers. To avoid any pest problem in your outdoor space, here are some easy maintenance tips to help keep pests away from your outdoor business space.
Keep Garbage Away
Pests like roaches, rats, and mice are all looking for a food source, often leading them to the trashcans. By placing trash cans outside, it can easily create a pest problem and even odors. Instead, place them inside your business, making sure it’s emptied and cleaned often. If trashcans are needed outside, consider investing in trashcans with covers. Trashcan covers will both help with reducing odors and keeping pests from infesting.
Check for Water
Throughout your outdoor space, keep an eye out for any standing water that could attract pests. Mosquitoes are constantly looking for standing water to breed. Frequently clean out your gutters and downspouts, as the leaves and debris can create clogs and standing water. Outdoor water features, such as fountains and ponds, should be cleaned and maintained often.
Clean it Up
Outdoor spaces where food is served should always stay as clean as possible. Spills and leftover food crumbs on the ground can attract pests right into the outdoor space and they could even find their way inside. Remove all plates, bowls, cups, and cutlery as soon as your customers leave or finish eating. Wipe tabletops down right after and sweep up any leftover food that has fallen.
Have a Pest Plan
Utilizing the above tips can help control and prevent pests from infesting, though having a customized commercial pest control plan could help even more. A trained service professional will be able to access, inspect, and provide you with the best plan of action to keep pests away from both your outdoor and indoor spaces to ensure your reputation is upheld.
With any type of business, dealing with pests is bound to happen. Whether it’s just a few ants or an infestation of rats, every business owner wants to assure their customers that their business is healthy and well-maintained. Commercial pest control could be the perfect solution for your business and here we break down why.
Custom Plan for Each Business
A commercial pest provider can help establish a customized plan fit for any type of business. The size, location, and type of business are all taken into consideration when creating the perfect pest prevention plan. Each plan is designed to eliminate pests, all while protecting the health of your customers and team.
With regular inspections, pests can quickly be identified by your trained service professional. These professionals are trained to identify different signs various pests leave behind and can quickly provide an action plan to treat them.
Dealing with current pests is always important but dealing with a future infestation is equally important to maintain the health of your overall business. Service professionals will not only deal with the pests currently infesting, but they will also locate any entry points pests can use to sneak into your business. They will properly seal and monitor those areas throughout.
Reputation is Protected
Having a pest control plan can give you the assurance you need that your reputation is upheld. With a customized plan for your business, it is less likely that your customers will encounter pest sightings, saving your business from bad reviews and fewer customers.
Commercial pest control is the perfect solution for business owners looking to keep the health of their customers, team, and business property top priority!
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As a business owner or manager with a commercial property, you’ll most likely be faced with a pest issue during the duration of operating your business. And while pest control service may be optional for homeowners, it’s often a necessity or requirement for businesses, especially those where food preparation, distribution, or storage is involved, or any facility that offers a storefront or location for customers to visit. The appearance and condition of your commercial property is often your customer’s first impression of the business, so it’s critical that pests are not an issue or seen by existing and potential customers, or even employees!
Because of the health risks and threats pests can present, it’s essential to take a proactive approach to commercial pest control. This includes regular pest inspections by an exterminating company that specializes in pest control for businesses and routine, often monthly or quarterly, pest control treatments. So what are your options when it comes to commercial pest control and what can you expect from the initial call to an exterminator to service and follow ups? Here’s what you need to know:
The first step in any pest control plan, commercial or residential, is to identify past, current or potential pest threats. Businesses commonly experience issues with roaches, rodents, termites and mosquitoes – but may also experience wildlife invasions (squirrels, raccoons, birds, bees, snakes, and more) and other minor pests issues.
Because of the sanitation conditions associated with roaches, rodents and wildlife, treatment and prevention is key. Your exterminator will inspect the entire property to identify entry points and areas of infestation, and provide prevention recommendations for clean-up and a pest control plan for monthly or quarterly treatments, depending on the severity of the pest issue.
Mosquitoes also pose health risks by spreading diseases like zika, West Nile, Encephalitis, and dog heart worm and causing mosquito bite allergies. If your business serves customers outdoors, you should have your property inspected for current and potential mosquito resting and breeding sites, eliminate or reduce these areas, and request monthly mosquito treatments during peak mosquito season, usually April through October. Mosquito control service is the best way to prevent mosquito bites and minimize risk of mosquito-borne diseases.
Wildlife invasions are also common and can present damage and sanitation issues for business owners. If you suspect a wildlife issue, contact a wildlife control company immediately to inspect the property, identify wildlife issue, and offer solutions for wildlife exclusion and prevention.
Once you have your property inspected, pest issues identified, and you have treatment and prevention options, review proposals and determine the best fit for your business. If you’re looking for eco-friendly options that are effective yet utilize non-toxic products and careful application, consider an exterminating company that specializes in green pest control.
Other factors to consider when choosing an exterminator for your business:
- Does the pest control service come with a guarantee?
- What pests are covered under the pest control agreement?
- Is the exterminating company reputable, reliable, licensed and experienced? Consider checking online reviews before making purchase decisions, to determine the best pest control companies near you.
- Does the pest control company offer multiple pest control solutions, including green options?
- Will an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) approach be used to ensure pests are accurately identified and targeted, using minimal product when and where needed?
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