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Taking Care of Pest Infestations

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Pests can wreak havoc on your business, commercial property investment and also at home in several ways. Some of the notable pests include bedbugs which will ruin your reputation if your rental property is on Airbnb for short term accommodation. Cockroaches are also a nasty look in your restaurant or eatery, and then there are rodents. No one wants to see rats or mice running around the workplace or at home.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are an absolute nightmare of a pest. One of the reasons for this, aside from the obvious, is that they spread so easily. Businesses that see a lot of bed bugs are hotels, laundry services, and other hospitality-focused businesses. Even the Nevada heat can’t take out bed bugs, which can survive temperatures up to 122 degrees.

Make sure you clean bedding and linen in hot water and also dry on the driest setting. It’s likely you’ll also need to vacuum everywhere, including furniture. Bedbugs are flat so that they can hide everywhere, so be thorough in your clean up.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are especially tough pests that can survive just about anything. They don’t need to eat or drink often, so they can live long after you’ve cleaned the place up. Anywhere that moisture is present is a suitable environment for cockroaches.

Did you know cockroaches could survive a nuclear blast? However, they are like us insofar as they too need shelter, food and water. Remove all three, and you get rid of your roaches.

Flies

Flies infestations can be found anywhere, but they are particularly attracted to restaurants. These pests aren’t simply annoying — though they very much are — but they can also carry bacteria and disease. You can often get rid of flies by maintaining a clean business, but sometimes that’s not enough.

Rodents

Rodents such as rats are out to get dinner. They might call home anywhere they can find available food or improperly sealed food containers. This includes things such as dirty dishes, improperly cleaned kitchens, and more. Signs of rats can destroy your restaurant’s health inspection scores, so take action to avoid attracting them.

At home, getting a cat is an excellent way to send the mice and rats away. You may also witness eateries that will also have a cat.

What They Do to Your Business

No one likes seeing pests. However, they are a fact of life. Focus on maintaining a clean environment with regular daily cleaning schedules. Also, commit to deep cleans and good food usage and storage processes. Pest infestations can also increase health hazards.

Certain pests can cause damage to your property. For example, damage done by a termite infestation will be expensive to repair. Here is a list of pests that can do serious destruction to buildings and homes:

  • Termites
  • Honeybees
  • Powderpost beetles
  • Squirrels
  • Horntail Wasps
  • Camel Crickets

If you see a swarm of wasps or even an ant nest around your home or commercial building, the time to act is now.

Why You Should Act Now

Pest infestations can significantly lower the quality of your commercial property or home. Plus, they will damage the reputation of your business — not only for your customers but for your employees. There are many solutions available to deal with pest infestations, some products you can use, aka do-it-yourself, or you can outsource the removal and clean up to third parties, i.e. pest removal and domestic cleaning services.

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