Industry Inside: Pest Control for Offices & Commercial Buildings

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You always want to make sure that your business is putting its best foot forward when it comes to the services you offer or the products you make.

You want employees to be in a safe and clean environment, and you want any clients or customers that come to the property to be impressed with what you offer, rather than disgusted by the fact that you have a pest infestation.

Recently, in the Singapore media there have been a number of cases of rodents running around shopping malls and rodent burrows found outside of commercial buildings. Such incidences can ruin reputations and bring about business downfalls.

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Why Is Pest Control Important in Offices and Commercial Buildings?

You need to maintain a clean environment for your workspace. Having pests looks bad to your customers and clients, and you can be sure that your employees will not want to work in a location that is overrun with pests. It is unhealthy, and it has the potential to be dangerous.

Whether it is flies, roaches, rats, or other types of pests, you need to take steps to have the problem handled as quickly and efficiently as you can.

Pro Tip: Whether it is flies, roaches, rats, or other types of pests, you need to take steps to have the problem handled as quickly and efficiently as you can.

If you don’t take pest control measures in time, it can take a serious toll on your business.

By law, all government buildings in Singapore need to have regular pest control. This should also be practised in all offices and commercial spaces. Proper pest control, and help from professionals when needed, can ensure you have a clean and pest free environment.

Pests Control Tips for Commercial Buildings

Implementing effective pest control measures is crucial. Here are some practical tips to help you deal with pests in your commercial building:

  1. Conduct routine inspections to identify their hiding spaces. Watch out for signs of pest activity, entry points, and potential breeding areas.
  2. Clean common spaces, including kitchens, restrooms, to eliminate potential food sources for pests.
  3. Dispose of trash regularly, and keep waste areas clean
  4. Store food items in airtight sealed containers and clean up spills
  5. Eliminate clutter to reduce hiding areas for unwanted pests
  6. Train staff about pest prevention measures, including proper waste disposal and reporting any signs of infestations
  7. Have regular inspections from pest control professionals that specialize in commercial spaces. These experts have necessary equipment to identify pests hiding areas, safely eliminate them and prevent any future infestations.

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What is Good Housekeeping?

Even though you might not realise it, there are plenty of reasons for pests to want to come into your office building. Sometimes, the employees might leave snacks on their desk that can draw the pests. There could be items in the pantry, the garbage cans, and other areas that will do the same. Proper housekeeping, which is simply making sure that there is no food left out and that everything is properly cleaned, can make a big difference.

Employees should be aware that they need to clean up their desks and areas where they eat, and that they should all make sure the pantry is clean and that any drink spills or food crumbs are promptly cleaned.

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In addition, a proper housekeeping staff that comes in and cleans, and that takes out the trash, can help to keep the pests under control. If you are lax in this, it is only a matter of time before the pests start to take root.

Pests can spread disease, and in the case of rodents, they can even cause damaging to the wiring in the building, and the wires to computers and other office equipment. You should always make sure you have a good pest control company that can come and examine your property and provide you with the extermination services that you need to have a clean and healthy environment. They can also provide exclusion services that will help to keep the pests from returning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common pests found in the workplace include cockroaches, flies, and rodents (rats and mice).

To prevent pests in the office building it is important to clean it and declutter regularly, remove food waste and store rubbish properly, and ensure that there are no leaks, cracks, and gaps in your building.

Bed bugs can be carried into the office on bags and other personal items. It is important to have regular inspections in the office and take measures where there are signs of bed bug infestation.