Unwelcome visitors in the office? Pest control is the answer

As employees spend more time indoors during the cold months, so do unwelcome visitors such as cockroaches, rodents, spiders, ants, termites, and silverfish. These pests thrive during the warm months and multiply when it’s cold as they try to keep warm. Pests are a big problem for businesses, hospitality establishments and all other facilities, as […]

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As employees spend more time indoors during the cold months, so do unwelcome visitors such as cockroaches, rodents, spiders, ants, termites, and silverfish. These pests thrive during the warm months and multiply when it’s cold as they try to keep warm.

Pests are a big problem for businesses, hospitality establishments and all other facilities, as they can cause extensive damage to buildings, affect employee productivity, and drive guests away. In fact, billions of rands are spent annually on termite infestation.

Pests can also attach themselves to clothing, handbags, or laptop cases and travel from the workspace to home to cause new infestations.

All businesses and establishments should invest in quality, safe, and effective pest control solutions that will keep their environment clean and pest free, creating a space that everyone can enjoy. As a first step to control pest infestations, ask employees to help.

Encourage employees to eat in designated areas and not to leave remnants of their lunch lying around.3 If they snack at their desks, employees should clean up any spills or crumbs. Clean workspaces will help reduce pest infestations and put a stop to inviting ants and cockroaches to enjoy the leftovers.

Effective pest control solutions can prevent and regulate infestations to not cause harm to people or the environment. Here are four reasons why pest control is essential.

1. Pests are harmful to people

Pests that bite can cause allergic reactions. What’s more, it’s often difficult to spot a bite mark from pests, such as bed bugs. Almost half of the pest control technicians have found these pesky bugs in offices, banks, and retail spaces. Although bed bugs may not cause serious harm, they can multiply at alarming rates, and they feed off human blood. On the other hand, cockroaches can contaminate food, causing diarrhoea or food poisoning, and intensify people’s allergies and asthma symptoms.

2. Pests can cause structural damage

Rodents can cause extensive damage to buildings and office systems. They gnaw through documents, boxes, cables, and electrical wires, causing damage, employee downtime and costly repairs.

3. Prevent damage to furniture

Not only can rodents multiply exponentially, they can also cause substantial damage to furniture and carpets, which can be costly to repair or replace. Termites can eat their way through wooden fixtures, which can make stools or tables weak and collapsible.

4. Bugs are smelly

While eating their way through buildings, rodents can die from electrocution, leaving a rotten and unpleasant smell and making it difficult for employees to focus or guests to enjoy an establishment’s facilities. Getting rid of the odour can be costly and time-consuming, and can affect employee productivity and guest relations.

Get help from pest control specialists

When it comes to pests, prevention is always best. Professionals will help identify problem areas and will use safe and effective solutions that won’t harm the environment or people. And the professionals can make sure to prevent future pest outbreaks.

Servest’s licensed pest control technicians don’t bug around. They take care of all pests safely and effectively with pest control solutions that suit all business needs. Get in touch for expert and reliable solutions that will keep your business pest-free. https://www.servest.co.za/our-services/

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