We are in the height of summer and this means it’s prime time for pests to invade. While some businesses might be more at risk of pest issues than others, it’s still important to take proactive measures against unwanted guests that can spread germs and damage your commercial property.
Pest prevention should form part of your regular property maintenance schedule if you want to keep your building clean and well maintained, and your tenants happy. If it’s been a while since your last pest inspection, or you suspect a problem, a commercial pest control company can conduct an audit on your property and point out any weaknesses as well as giving you advice about ongoing pest prevention.
Here are a few ways that you can reduce the risk of pests becoming a problem at your commercial property this summer:
- Inspect regularly for signs of pests. Many pests hide during the day so you can have a problem and may not even be aware of it until things get out of hand. Check regularly for signs of pests like droppings, chewed wires and the visible presence of rodents or insects.
- Make sure waste is managed effectively on your commercial property. This means ensuring bins have lids, clutter and spilled garbage is removed quickly and keeping garbage well away from the main buildings, especially if there is food preparation taking place.
- Keep your property clean. Clutter, including paper and cardboard can attract pests. Make sure rubbish is removed from around your commercial building as regular part of maintenance, outdoor surfaces are cleaned and garbage around the building is picked up regularly.
- Check for and seal up any gaps in and out of your building. Entry points for pests can include cracks, crevices and entry points for utilities and pipes. You may want to consider sealing up any gaps so it’s harder for pests to gain entry into your commercial property.
Effective pest control is part of any good maintenance strategy and it’s important that it’s taken seriously. Pests can be a significant health hazard and they can cause extensive property damage if left to run unchecked around your commercial property.