Owning a business is tough in today’s economic climate, but the stresses of business ownership are compounded when dealing with a pest infestation. Using an effective commercial pest management company at the first sign of an infestation is the best course of action.


Good commercial pest management starts with the identification of which pests are troubling your business. Whether you own a restaurant, office building, barbershop, or disco tech, it is likely you have some unexpected and unwanted visitors lurking in your establishment. There are many different types of pest infestations. Crawling and flying insect infestations are the most common. However, rodents, birds, and even bats can also present problems to businesses.


Commercial pest management for insects and arachnids is similar to the approach used in homes or rental facilities. Spiders, fleas, ticks, silverfish, flies, ants, and cockroaches can spread diseases and create an unsanitary environment. In New York, bed bugs have become a problem, not just in homes, but in businesses as well. The eradication of these infestations is necessary to promote a healthy work environment for employees. Professional inspections can determine the cause of your infestation and the type of infestation you are dealing with. Once a particular insect infestation is identified, treatments can be recommended. Because pesticides can present a health hazard to employees in a business, a “green” approach may be more beneficial. Natural pesticides and insect deterrents can be used without risking the health of valued employees or customers.


If you own a business, it is important to make sure that rodents are not present in your facilities. Rodents have been shown to carry over thirty different types of diseases. These diseases can be transmitted through rodent bites or contact with rodent excrement. Rodents can also destroy electrical wires, carpeting, insulation, and other parts of your business’s facility. Commercial pest management techniques for rodent removal involve the use of poisons and traps to kill and remove all rodents. An inspection is also used to determine the points of entry in a rodent infestation.


Less common types of infestations for businesses involve birds and bats. These flying animals can nest in the rafters of certain businesses and create health hazards. Bat and bird droppings contain harmful chemicals and pathogens that can spread disease. If you have a bird or bat infestation in your business, Assured Environments can eradicate the problem through the use of traps and preventative measures.