Keeping your business or commercial property pest-free can seem daunting. However, pest control is crucial when it comes to protecting your reputation and bottom line. Luckily, you don’t have to keep pests away all on your own! That’s what we’re here for. 

Oftentimes, the best way to learn something is to know what not to do. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the five worst pest control mistakes a business owner can make. Once you commit to avoiding these mistakes, you’ll be well on your way toward pest control excellence.

Five Pest Control Mistakes to Avoid as a Business Owner 

Mistake #1: Treating the symptoms and not the source 

Uh oh! You’re in the office and you notice a mouse scurrying out of the supply closet. There’s a good chance that your first instinct is to lay a mouse trap and call it a day. Here’s the problem with that: you addressed the problem, not the source. 

Where there’s one pest, there’s always more (or at least an environment drawing them in). To get and keep pests out of your commercial property, you have to think past the pest you see. Finding out what’s attracting them in the first place is the best way to keep them out for good. Assured Environments can help you find the source of your pest problem. 

Mistake #2: Relying too much on pesticides 

Harsh chemical pesticides cause more problems than they solve. Pesticides can be dangerous to people and pets on your property. The last thing you want is to deal with potential workplace hazards on top of a pest infestation. 

Mistake #3: Ignoring pest problems 

Taking care of a business or commercial venture of any kind is a lot of work—you’re busy and we understand that it’s easy to get distracted after noticing a pest issue. However, it is crucial that you act quickly when it comes to any pest problem!

Trust us when we say that a small problem can turn into a big one, fast. If you even suspect you have a pest problem, get in touch with the experts at Assured Environments. Our pest control team can ensure that pests don’t take over your business or commercial property.

Mistake #4: Failing to be proactive 

Taking measures to prevent pest infestations before they even happen is imperative. It is considerably less work to prevent pests in the first place than it is to drive them away. You can fix most problems that attract common pests like rats, ants, spiders, or roaches quickly and easily. A few ways you can prevent pests include: 

  1. Clearing out garbage bins more frequently 
  2. Keeping food in hard-plastic containers 
  3. Avoiding clutter around your building

Mistake #5: Not getting professional help

If you’re a business manager or owner that likes to do everything yourself, asking for help from a professional pest control company might not be #1 on your list. However, if you want peace of mind when it comes to pests in your business, utilizing professional pest control services is key.

Assured Environments: A Strong Yes When it Comes to Pest Control 

Assured Environments is made up of pest control experts with specialized training, knowledge, and equipment necessary to get and keep pests out. We can identify your pest problem without any disruption to your business! If you want your pest problem handled efficiently, effectively, and discretely, you’ve come to the right place. With a little luck, vigilance, and help from Assured, your business should have no problem remaining pest-free. Get in touch today!