No, we’re not talking about employees who chew too loudly or take your food from the fridge. We’re talking about smaller pests of the insect or rodent variety which might be found in your office. A lot of people keep a close eye out for pests in their own home but forget all about the workplace. These can cause all sorts of health and safety issues so it’s good to act fast with these types of problems.
Today, we’ll be looking at common pests found within businesses and what you can do about them.
Pests in your office
- Rats and mice – Office buildings are often the perfect place for rats and mice. There’s plenty of room for them to run around in the roof space and walls and the buildings are usually unoccupied at night. With the added bonus of food sources around the office in drawers and bins, it’s no wonder rats and mice are common commercial pests. Tell-tale signs can include droppings, chewed cupboards doors and nibbled food.
- Ants – Ants are a common complaint in businesses and this is particularly the case in the warmer months. With large, communal kitchens a common feature of the workplace coupled with the fact these areas are generally not kept as tidy as they should be means that there are many tempting food sources for ants.
- Cockroaches – Although you might not see much evidence of cockroaches during the day, a lot of businesses are attractive to cockroaches. Like ants, they take advantage of the many food sources in the office from crumbs on the floor to snacks hidden in desks. They’re also less disturbed during the evening and night in the office compared to a residential environment.
- Mosquitoes – In the summer months, many businesses come under attack from mosquitoes. Mosquitos breed in water so they can become a problem if they have access to a nearby water source, such as evaporative air conditioning or indoor plants. Air conditioning ducts also means they have the perfect mode of transport.
Call in pest control
If you suspect that you have a pest problem in your workplace, it’s best to call in the experts sooner rather than later to avoid an infestation. In a work environment, professionals are the best option as store purchased products are generally less effective and aren’t great in a confined office environment. A pest control service will be able to assess any issues within the business and offer tailored solutions which are safer. When it comes to pests in your commercial business, bi-annual or annual checks are generally recommended.
At Bug Busters, we’re a one stop shop when it comes to commercial pest solutions for Perth businesses. We understand the types of pests that are common within businesses and offer reliable treatments. We’re experienced in working with the government and commercial sector and understand that you need the issue dealt with quickly and safely. Once a service has been completed, we provide you with a written report and develop a service plan for the future.