Ways to Keep Pests Away From Your Commercial Premises


When thinking of all the different problems and challenges you could face when running your business, you may not foresee pest problems. Yet, a pest infestation can damage your inventory, harm your employees' health and even cause your business to shut down until the issue gets resolved.

The best way to stop pests from hurting your business is to adopt a proactive approach to pest management.

As the name implies, proactive pest management requires taking precautionary steps to stop pests from entering your home in the first place. It differs from reactive pest management, which involves taking action only after pests have happened.

Here are a few effective things to do to keep pests away from your business premises and ensure the success of your business.

Take proper care of your commercial landscape.

Good landscape design and maintenance can work wonders for curb appeal and market value of your commercial property, but are you aware they can also keep pests out?

Commercial properties with neat lawns, carefully selected and well-cared-for plants and minimal yard debris look beautiful and also discourage pest infestations. 

On the other hand, the tall grasses in your lawn can become the perfect hiding and breeding grounds for pests like grasshoppers. Keeping the grass short and neat can help keep the pesky insects out of your commercial property.

Arrange regular rubbish collections

Any food put into your commercial garbage bins can produce foul smells and draw pests into your commercial property if it is left to remain on-premises for a long time. 

As a good pest management practice, you should have your commercial rubbish collected to minimise the risk of pest infestations.

Get rid of standing water.

Standing water on the roof, gutters, drains or yard can attract pests to your commercial property.

The standing water on your roof and gutters can become the perfect spot for birds to drink and bathe. The ponding water in your yard can become a breeding ground for insect pests like mosquitoes. On the other hand, your dark, dirty drains may create the perfect place for cockroaches to hide and come out when your business closes. 

Eliminating all standing water sources in and around your commercial premises will help keep these pests away.

Are you worried about the possibility of a pest problem on your commercial property? Contact a pest management solutions professional to discuss your specific concerns and discover possible ways to address those concerns.


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