Purpose and Benefits
Pest management is of crucial importance for every business. The existence of pests in your facilities is both directly and indirectly dangerous. Directly, pests can cause diseases by infecting food and their environment; indirectly, any visible sign of pests can be harmful long-term for your business. Pest management will solve all these direct and indirect problems by applying safe-proof measures and tools that have been tested and verified for their efficiency and safety.
Hiring professional commercial pest management will help solve pest problems quickly and discreetly – which is of top priority for every business. This can be promised because true professionals have been in business for so long that they know their business perfectly – and they know all the pests perfectly! It is necessary to know where the pests will “strike”, how they breed and what their weak spots are. Professionals apply proven and safe measures – measures that are sure to manage the pests with minimal or no harm for the surroundings.
We are sure that when you notice the presence of pests in your business facilities, all you want is to get rid of them! Pests indeed present a nuisance and actual harm for a number of reasons.
For example, rodents as pests present very serious harm because they destroy food intended for the nutrition of people and pets; they destroy or damage vegetables in gardens and fruits in orchards and storage; they destroy seeds and small plants in glass houses; they destroy and damage buildings and their parts; they destroy furniture, textile, leather and other products in factories, storage and homes; and they destroy and damage archives, art and cultural items, technical devices and installations.
Commercial Pest Management – Wide Array of Activities
Commercial pest management is a varied set of procedures that will manage pests around the business perimeter and keep them out for a longer period of time. Commercial pest management will determine the dynamics of measures to be performed, and after pest management has been fully performed, there will be an appropriate report issued. Pest management is performed systematically year round, depending on the type of pests that could be an issue for your business.
There is a wide variety of different commercial pest management measures, and these differ according to the type of business, its size and location. Preventive commercial pest management of rooms, equipment and tools should be performed in:
- Facilities for the manufacturing, storage, and sale of foods
- Facilities and vehicles for public transportation
- Facilities of health organizations and social care organizations
- Facilities for the collective stay of children and youth
- Restaurant facilities and other catering business facilities, etc.
Depending on the business type, we recommend commercial pest inspection at least four times a year, and more often when needed. It is important to keep in mind that after one breed of pest is put under control, this doesn’t necessary mean that protection will be valid for different type of pests. This is why it is important to keep a watchful eye for pests at all times! When you hire top professionals, you can rest assured that your business will have a pest management program in place.
Top 10 Common Pests That Infect Businesses And Commercial Spaces
Office complexes serving multiple businesses and highly-trafficked retail spaces require specific attention to appearance, sanitation, cleanliness, and food safety. Any pest problem in this regard can be a major cause for concern.
Shared spaces in commercial properties present a unique problem when it comes to pests as “small” problems can quickly become larger through shared ceilings, walls, and common areas such as lobbies, foyers, toilet facilities, break areas, and food courts. Pest sightings can be a huge turnoff to customers, employees, and potential tenants. In addition, rodents and insects can cause damage by occupying areas that contain electric equipment and wiring.
Pests in work areas can cause morale issues among employees who can even unknowingly introduce pests such as cockroaches and bed bugs from home that sneak into personal belongings. Unless property managers in charge of commercial facilities use commercial pest exterminators to protect their properties, pest populations can quickly grow and move into public areas.
Here are some of the most common pests that occupy commercial facilities:
There are 4 common cockroach species in Australia that pose a threat to the health and safety of people. They live in sewers, garbage dumps, and drains. These dirty areas where they thrive can bring them in contact with dangerous and contagious viruses that could affect the health of humans. They are most commonly found in areas where food is prepared and served.
Common house flies are an annoying disturbance at best and a health hazard at worst. The presence of flies can create food safety risks as they carry and spread pathogens from surfaces to food. To prevent a fly problem, common entry points like doors and loading docks should be reviewed and treated by commercial pest control measures.
Ants are a common problem for commercial properties as they nest under foundations and asphalt sidewalks. These small pests seek food, water, and warmth and can easily invade interior spaces from walkways and parking lots. Several million ants can form a colony and even though they don’t eat a lot, by their sheer number they can harm the reputation of a business and scare away customers. Common Australian fly species are considered to be disease carriers that can spread harmful diseases like typhoid, cholera, giardiasis, amoebic dysentery, and worms.
Common rodent species in Australia include house mice, roof rats, and Norway rats. Not only do these pests consume food stocks in commercial premises, they also cause food contamination, damage food containers, and leave urine and faeces that contaminate food preparation areas. In addition they can easily gnaw through electric wires, presenting a fire risk.
5. Ground Beetles
These crawling pests include many species that are commonly brought in with shipments and deliveries. Shipments should be carefully inspected by a pest management provider who can perform exclusion or proofing services to seal cracks and crevices where beetles can make their way into commercial properties.
6. Occasional Invader Pests
This category includes a broad host of pests that can occasionally plague people in commercial spaces. These unwelcome invader pests include silverfish, stink bugs, Boxelder bugs, centipedes, earwigs, etc.
7. Night Flying Insects
Night flying insects like moths and other tiny insects are attracted by lights. They have easy access to open areas or make their way through open windows and doors of offices. These insects can be highly annoying and a pest management professional can make suggestions about lighting that reduces attraction.
8. Gnats and Small Flies
These pests can become a huge issue for commercial property owners. They are frequently found near drains, around food like fruit and plants, near trash cans or recycling bins, and in kitchens and break rooms where organic debris and moisture build-up is a problem. They can be especially annoying in warmer weather when they can form large swarms. Pest control methods can help get rid of gnat and small fly infestations.
Spiders are generally feared by people and even a single sighting can spark a major issue among employees or customers. These creatures enter through pipes, vents, small cracks and crevices, and can hitch a ride on personal items and deliveries.
Although crickets don’t normally show up in large numbers inside a building, a lone chirping cricket is enough to disturb the quiet in a workplace. These insects are hard to find as their chirping is known to represent the ultimate ventriloquist.
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