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Is Cockroach Protection In Your Business Plan?

November 18, 2015

cockroaches infesting an employee break room

In: Commercial Pest Control

It doesn't matter what type of business you own or manage, cockroaches can become an issue. These pests aren't just a problem for companies that grow, store, transport, sell or prepare food. They are an equal opportunity infester that can plague almost any business. In this article, we are going to discuss several ways that cockroaches can make themselves a problem for businesses. Read on to see if any of these could affect your business.

Cockroach Issues

  • How long will employees want to work at your business if cockroaches are living in the break room? When these nasty pests crawl up walls or out from under vending machines, it can cause employee morale to drop.

  • Cockroaches love cluttered spaces. If your storage areas are filled with boxes and other clutter, these insects can chew their way into those cardboard boxes. This can cause the items inside to be tainted with harmful bacteria or feces.

  • If your business is to store and safeguard the belongings of other people, cockroaches can present an issue. When they climb all over furniture, clothing, and other fabrics, they can permanently damage those items with their feces and urine. This can lead to litigation.

  • When cockroaches get into air ducts and ventilation systems, their shed casings, feces, and urine can put particulate matter into the air. This kind of infestation can cause unexplained illness and lead to workers taking more sick leave.

Pest Control Is Good Business

According to a study done by the University of Notre Dame, when you put a pest control plan in place to keep cockroaches and other invasive pests out, your business can actually increase its revenue. They did a case study of businesses that had gone a decade with a certified pest plan and found that those businesses had an increase in real estate income and asset-value, lower utility bills, better employee retention, and fewer sick days taken. They also found that in bank branches studied, the ones that had a certified plan, had 458 more deposit accounts, 25 more loan accounts, and almost $1 million more in loan balances annually. As you can see, pest control is about more than protecting companies that handle food. It is good business for all businesses.

Protect your Hartford business from cockroaches and other invasive, disease-spreading pests, with an effective pest control plan from American Pest. We have the qualifications and the experience to design a pest management plan that will make your business a better place to work at, and a better place to do business with. If pest control isn’t in your business plan it should be. Feel free to contact us today and get started.

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