No one likes to have pests in the home and the thought of waking up to a rat scurrying over your bed is the stuff of nightmares. Nevertheless, the home isn’t the only place where rats, mice, flies, wasps, ants, and other pests can cause discomfort and mayhem.
Many commercial buildings also struggle to limit the amount of vermin trespassing on their property and, if the problem isn’t dealt with promptly, these pests can cause havoc throughout the workplace. While preventative pest control is the best way to go, sometimes it’s too late and professional pest control is the only way forward.
Let’s take a look at some of the most problematic pests and why they cause business and commercial building owners so much trouble.
Top 3 Commercial Pests
- Birds singing from the treetops is a lovely sound to work to, but when they start invading your workplace, they can cause serious problems. Some of the most troublesome species are those which don’t really belong in North America, particularly the Starling. Starlings have messy nesting habits, create health concerns with their droppings and can act aggressively towards humans.
- Mice can be cute and cuddly when kept as pets, but when they’re munching their way through the interior of your walls or damaging products they can become quite the hassle. Mice also reproduce at alarming rates and one mouse could quickly become an entire colony.
- Rats are intelligent and surprisingly affectionate pets, but few people enjoy sharing their office space with them. Not only are they destructive, but they also carry numerous diseases so, even if they’re living outside the commercial building, they still pose a serious problem.
We’ve only touched on the very worst commercial pests here, and the list is much longer and includes wasps, flies, mosquitoes, ants and bed bugs. Thankfully, companies like Truly Nolen can offer pest eradication services as well as year-round preventative pest control.
Progressive and Preventative Pest Control
Specialist pest control companies offer a range of services, many of which involve a multi-step monthly program. Truly Nolen has tailored these services to accommodate the specific needs of restaurants and other eateries, which have distinct requirements compared to other commercial buildings.
Business and building owners can choose between a variety of services, including a nine-step programme aimed at the eradication of creepy crawlies such as spiders, ants, and cockroaches. They also have specialized plans that target flies, bees, rodents and fleas.
Eradication and Emergencies
Sometimes, a business is only aware of a problem once it’s reached a dangerous level. For example, bees can be nesting nearby for some time but it’s only when the hive is disturbed that they become a potentially fatal nuisance. Companies like Truly Nolen, who specialize in preventative pest control, also have the training to deal with dangerous infestations. Hives and their inhabitants are identified before the pest company decides on the best and safest course of action, protecting useful bee species and humans in every instance.
Similarly, if a rat population has gotten out of control, Truly Nolen will use a process of rodent proofing before identifying the exact nature of the problem and determining the best way forward. Once the problem has been removed, they can move on to the next step in the process of preventative pest control.
To establish a commercial building that is truly free of pests, it’s important that the customer or business owner engages with the process, working alongside the pest control experts for the most effective result.