As the famous adage read,” prevention is better than cure.” This saying also goes in the field of pest control and management. Keeping areas pest-free is not only ideal to combat hard to manage infestations, but it also mitigates the spread of diseases that may be harbored in these pests.
Houses are not the only places that fall victim. Commercial property like buildings, business houses, warehouses, etc., are equally prone to get raided by pests; and worse, on a much larger scale, making it much more difficult to handle. But, again, this will require you to hire commercial pest control services.
The following preventive tips will help make sure that your commercial property remains pest-free.
1. Keep the place clean and tidy
Like insects, bugs, and rodents, Pests thrive in filth and, more often, food waste. Therefore, it is important to keep the commercial property clean by having trash properly segregated. Trash bins should be cleaned and cleared regularly. The area should also be thoroughly cleaned, with every nook and cranny wiped and dusted. It helps to have janitorial services around to keep the area tidy.
2. Close off potential entry points
The best way to prevent a pest infestation s to stifle them from getting in the first place. First, make sure that your building has no holes that allow these pests to find their way inside. If indeed you spot certain areas where they may be able to pass, cover these holes and passageways up with wood, epoxy, or other material.
Pests also enjoy hiding in roofs and door joints. Ensure to monitor these areas for any pests and any entry-point they may use to break into your commercial space.
3. Reduce dampness
Damp and dark spots make the perfect living environment for pests. Makes sure that your building is properly insulated to avoid the formation of damp spots in between walls and floors. It also helps to install moisture-wicking devices to keep the area nice and dry.
Also, keep notice of storage spaces, like cabinets, drawers, and pantries, as these, too, can build up moisture, providing pests with home while encouraging the build-up of mold.
4. Keep outdoor garden space clean
Having a garden outside, beside, or even inside your commercial space is a great way to liven up the area and bring a little nature into the scene; but, it is also a great way to attract pests. Remember that gardens harbor all kinds of pests, from rodents to insects.
Make sure to keep your garden free of these pests by applying pesticides and having it well-maintained by the gardening crew. Otherwise, it is best to have the garden removed altogether.
5. Have professionals help you out
Whether you have an infestation or not, it is always a good idea to have your commercial space regularly surveyed for pests by professional pest control services. Having a routine check-up means that they may be able to control infestations at the onset. We service many cities in Michigan and Montana. Check out our locations here: Clinton, Dearborn, Flint, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Livonia, Sterling Heights, Warren, Billings and Missoula.