3 Tips for Preventing Pest Infestation

preventing pest infestation

If you own, operate, or otherwise manage a large commercial space, then you know few things will cause bigger customer complaints than a pest infestation. Cockroaches, spiders, scorpions, ants, and all other pests pose health hazards and the sight of any of these in your tenants’ spaces can cause them significant customer service issues. Part of being a good commercial owner or manager is preventing pest infestation from the onset and that is just one of the many services our expert team at Express Facility Management offers.

Our team provides professional and ongoing preventive services that help keep pests out and will allow for the early detection of any infestations that might have slipped in. This early detection allows us to act fast to stop the problem before it becomes noticeable by your tenants and their clients. As part of our prevention services, we’ll lay down eco-friendly solutions but there are also some basic things that you can do to help in preventing pest infestations. Continue reading to learn more.

3 Tips for Preventing Pest Infestation

  1. Seal around all entryways and openings. Small gaps and cracks may seem tiny to us, but for pests like bugs and scorpions, they are nicely sized doorways. A good rule of thumb is that any hole big enough to let in light is big enough for many pests to crawl through. If your exterior-leading doors have door sweeps, make sure they are regularly inspected and replaced as worn and damaged door sweeps are a major entry point for mice, roaches, scorpions, and other pests.
  2. Have a good disposal system in place. While you can’t completely control how your clients will process their waste, you can create a comprehensive system that will reduce the risk of contamination. Provide trash cans and recycling bins with lids that fully close and keep them in a space away from the side of the building. Consider hiring a commercial cleaning service such as ours to ensure that all trash and recyclables are properly disposed of at the end of the evening and work week. All trash and recycling receptacles should be cleaned and sanitized every few months as the space between the trash bag and plastic bin can often become pest breeding grounds.
  3. Keep the outdoor spaces clean. Preventing pest infestation inside often starts with preventing such infestations first from occurring outside. Things like woodpiles, overgrown brush, and dead branches and leaves are prime feeding and housing habitat for many common pests. A good tactic at preventing pest infestation is thus keeping outdoor areas well-trimmed and clear of any dead or dying organic material. It’s also important to fill in or remove any areas that tend to accumulate standing water.

Contact Express Facility Management to Learn More

At Express Facility Management, we offer an array of services that will help keep your commercial properties clean and smoothly operating without pest problems. Contact us today to learn more about these services, including services like preventing pest infestation, landscape design and maintenance, and general janitorial services.

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