You Should Invest In Pest Control For Western Massachusetts Offices

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Owning or managing a business is a huge responsibility. Pressures of securing new customers and retaining current customers are a constant with owners and managers. One of the worst feelings is the loss of a client, especially if it is something you could have prevented. Although you cannot control everything, as an owner or operator, one area you can oversee is hiring quality commercial pest control. Insects, rodents, and other pests are part of our world, but you do not want them to hurt your business.

The Western Massachusetts pest control team at American Pest Solutions is here to serve you. We have been serving customers since 1913. We understand that running a successful business requires paying attention to details, and we have seen many companies hurt because they overlooked the necessity of pest control.

What Are Some Signs Of Pests At The Office?

Many insects and rodents are nocturnal creatures who do their foraging at night after you have closed the office and left. While you are gone, your office may be a potpourri of pests. The pests may be in hiding while you are in the office, but they leave behind these infestation signs:

  • Fecal droppings: These may appear as specks of pepper (cockroaches or fleas) or pellets (mice or mice).
  • Stains: Rodents like mice and rats have oily fur, and when they rub against the walls, they leave a mark. Cockroaches may leave fecal stains on the tops of doors and near openings in the wall.
  • Chew marks: Rats and mice chew on items like wiring, plastic, and more.
  • Odor: Cockroaches leave a pheromone trail to attract other roaches; mice and rats do the same to create pathways to food sources.
  • Tracks: Mice and rats leave tracks along pathways to food sources.
  • Pathways: Rats and mice create trails to food sources identifiable by tracks, stains, and stacked food.
  • Webs: An abundance of cobwebs indicates spiders are present.
  • Pests: At some point, if you have an infestation, you may see some of the culprits lurking in your office area after hours.

If you see these signs, you need a commercial pest control service like American Pest Solutions.

The Importance Of Regular Pest Control In Commercial Spaces

Although business owners are always looking to cut costs, you don't want to skimp on commercial pest control services. Invest in eradicating pests from your office for guest, customer, and employee health. Cockroaches, mice, and rats can carry diseases, and these pests expose customers and personnel to harmful pathogens from surfaces contaminated by feces, urine, and saliva. Furthermore, as they travel across the room, they shed bacteria, viruses, and parasitic worms attached to their bodies. Neglecting to maintain a healthy environment puts your employees and customers at risk.

Some business owners worry about commercial pest control costs. Losing customers due to a space perceived as dirty, losing employees due to animal-borne illness, and harming the company's reputation is much more costly. We live in the era of social media and Google ratings, and poor ratings or posts ranting against your business can cost thousands of dollars in unrealized revenue.

Five Simple Pest Control Tips For Your Office Building

You didn't become an owner or operator of a business by being lazy; you are a problem-solver. As a motivated individual, you can control pests in your office by implementing these actions:

  1. Vacuum the office daily basis
  2. Wipe down all eating and food preparation surfaces daily
  3. Keep trash inside and outside the building in closed containers
  4. Store all food in sealed, air-tight containers
  5. Seal gaps where wiring and pipes enter the area

These simple actions will help control pests on commercial property.

Professional Office & Commercial Property Pest Control Services

American Pest Solutions provides commercial pest control in western Massachusetts pest control. We offer 24-hour, prompt service to businesses because, as a family-owned business, we understand the importance of perception and reputation. Contact us today!