Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
Pest control services are usually necessary for any type of commercial building. Whether you operate a restaurant, grocery store, retail shop, or office building, you don't want insects and rodents destroying your supplies, contaminating your building, and driving customers away. Fortunately, regular commercial pest control services can eliminate pests and prevent pest infestations. Here are some pests you may need to deal with and how a commercial pest control company might help.
Mice And Rats
Rodents are a problem in commercial areas because they're attracted to food and trash found in dumpsters and food wrappers and waste discarded in the parking lot. A pest control professional might need to set up traps or bait boxes to control rats around your building. They may also plug up cracks in the foundation and gaps around your building to keep rodents out.
Birds can be a big problem when they decide to congregate on your roof. Their droppings can ruin your roof due to their acidic nature. Droppings can also ruin the appearance of your entrance, create odors, and make your employees and customers uncomfortable. A commercial pest control service may need to put up nets or other devices that drive the birds away without hurting them.
Many types of insects are drawn to commercial buildings. The mulch around the building, as well as the type of landscaping plants you install, will attract bugs. Insects may also be attracted to food scraps in your building or water leaks that create dampness and moisture. A good way to deal with insect pests is to have regular pest control services. Your building might need them monthly or every other month.
Regular treatments keep pests away so an infestation can be prevented. It's better to prevent an infestation when possible instead of waiting until an infestation breaks out and then eliminate the pests. Pest control treatments don't always work right away. It could take a matter of days or weeks for all the insects to be eliminated, and during that time, you may need to keep an eye out for pests in the building.
It's important to control termites on your property so they don't damage your building. While termites are insects too, scheduled spraying of pesticides doesn't do anything to control them. Instead, termiticide can be used around your building along with bait. Bait stations can be installed in the soil and even in concrete.
Don't wait until you have a pest problem to call a commercial pest control service. Instead, get started on preventative pest control so you don't have to worry about a rat or roach scurrying across the floor of your building and startling employees or customers.