The Best Way To Protect Your Frisco Business From Problematic Pests
February 5, 2021
As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate. And while you're probably concerned about protecting your business from burglars and other threats, you might not be focused on protecting your business from pests. Whether it’s a school, a doctor's office, or a strip mall, pests could jeopardize everything you've worked for.
However, you don’t have to leave your investment at risk. Read on to find out some of the most destructive and dangerous pests threatening homes across Frisco, as well as what you can do to protect your business from them.
What Type Of Pests Plague Local Business Owners?
There are many types of pests in Frisco. Although your industry affects what pests you may have, most invaders have the potential to impact all local businesses. All of the following pests could hurt your business:
Between their likelihood to spread numerous diseases throughout your business and the terrible impact that an infestation has on your reputation, cockroaches are a problem no business can afford to stomach. Cockroaches pick up pathogens in dumpsters and alleyways, then bring them into your business - and when cockroaches are inside your business, rest assured that no one else will want to be.
Bed bugs are notorious for keeping people up at night, among a host of other problems they bring. Medical facilities, hotels, and senior housing centers are particularly attractive to bed bugs. If you have bed bugs in Frisco, your visitors will know it from the itchy bites they leave behind. And once they’ve picked up bed bugs once, rest assured that they won’t be returning any time soon.
Rats and mice are often attracted to the food left out in businesses. Wherever there are leftover food items or crumbs, rodents won’t be far behind, and they bring a host of diseases and property damage with them. And if they get into any food items, you can kiss that stock goodbye.
Another frequent invader in Frisco is the fly. More than just a nuisance, flies present a serious danger to properties they invade in the form of the diseases they can spread and the way they can contaminate any food items they come into contact with. They’re also a terribly difficult pest to treat without professional help.
Often, the local ant species head into local businesses in search of food. Some are just annoying, but others are dangerous to your business. For instance, carpenter ants can damage your wood while fire ants can leave your employees and customers covered in painful stings.
Keeping Pests Out Of Your Business
Pests can cause thousands of dollars in property damage and food contamination to any business they are allowed to access. Furthermore, they could cause you to lose valuable customers. Your reputation is on the line, and if you don't want your business to suffer, you need to consider using pest prevention.
Luckily, hope is not lost. Here are some effective tips that can help you protect your business:
Store Food Carefully
One of the keys to keeping pests out is to store your food properly. If you keep dry food in unsealed containers, pests can get to it. Pantry pests, cockroaches, and rodents are all attracted to the food in your pantry. In addition to causing an infestation, failing to store your food properly will also lead to food contamination, resulting in huge losses of inventory.
It's also important to put food away as soon as you're done with it. When your employees finish eating, make sure they throw away their food. Otherwise, pests will have a constant source of food.
Clean Regularly And Thoroughly
Regardless of your type of business, it's essential to clean if you want to keep pests away. Crumbs can accumulate anywhere and often attract pests. Make sure your floors are vacuumed or mopped regularly, and that your surfaces are always clean.
As important as it is to clean regularly, it's equally important to deep clean. Every so often, make sure you move all of your major appliances and clean behind them. Without a thorough cleaning, your business will have plenty of food for pests.
Address Moisture Issues
All of the pests in Frisco need water to survive. If you have any leaky fixtures or humid rooms, you could be harboring pests. By fixing the moisture issues, you can deter pests while simultaneously preventing costly water damages from developing.
Think about how pests might get into your business. If there are holes in your screens or cracks in your foundation, they could be pest entrances. Seal them up to prevent an infestation.
Work With An Expert
The cost of a pest infestation is substantial. Unfortunately, most business owners are simply unequipped to adequately protect their properties on their own. Luckily, there is a solution: a professional commercial pest control program from a certified pest control provider.
A partnership with Adam's Exterminating Company can keep businesses pest-free. Our team has all the tools and training necessary to keep your business both now and into the future. Want to make pests a thing of the past? Contact us today to get started.