02/14/2018 | 5 of The Biggest Business Owner Pest Control No-No's
Keeping your business or commercial property safe from pests can be daunting. You already have a million other things to worry about, so it's all-too-easy to rush things and make mistakes. Nobody’s perfect, right? Here’s the thing, though: you don’t have to be perfect all on your own. That’s what we’re here for.
The best first step to learning how to practice anything is to learn what not to do. In that spirit, here’s a list of the five worst pest control mistakes a business owner can make. Commit to avoiding these mistakes, and you’ll have taken the first step toward pest control excellence.
Mistake #1: Treating the symptoms, not the source.
Imagine: you're in the office when all of a sudden a mouse scurries out of the supply closet. Your first instinct is to lay a mouse trap and call it a day. Here's the problem with that situation: all you did was address the problem, not the source.
Where there’s one mouse (or any other pest) there are always more, or an environment drawing them in. To really control pests, you have to think past the pest you see. Finding out what’s bringing them in the first place is the best way to keep them out for good.
Mistake #2: Over-relying on pesticides
Harsh chemical pesticides cause more problems than they solve, and could harm people on your property. The last thing you want to is to deal with potential workplace hazards on top of a pest infestation.
Mistake #3: Ignoring the problems
We get it, you're busy. Taking care of a business or commercial venture of any kind is really hard work. It's easy to notice something and then get distracted and forget to address it. Don't let this happen when it comes to pest infestations.
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, look into it sooner rather than later. You’ll be glad you did.
Mistake #4: Failing to be Proactive
Looking into ways to prevent pest infestations before they happen is the best way to ensure they don’t happen. Remember: it’s 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.
Clear out garbage bins more frequently, keep all food in hard-plastic containers, and avoid clutter around your building. A few simple anti-pest measures can help ensure you don’t have to worry about doing something more significant.
Mistake #5: Trying to do it all themselves
If you're a business manager or owner, you tend to want to do everything yourself. It’s understandable; sometimes the old saying “if you want something done right, do it yourself” holds true. There are other times, however, when it really is better to ask for some assistance. Dealing with a possible pest infestation is one of those times.
Pest control companies are made up of experts with specialized training, knowledge, and equipment you probably don’t possess. A good pest control company gets to know what your problem is and how they can help without disrupting your business. If you want your pest problem handled efficiently, effectively, and discretely, enlisting the experts is the right move.
With a little luck and vigilance, your business should have no problem remaining pest free. If you need a little extra help, Assured Environments is always nearby and ready to help.